Pacific region

Pacific Community strengthens ties with peak Asian geoscience body

Strengthened cooperation between the Pacific Community (SPC) and a peak Asian applied geoscience body will further the use of geoscience to guide sustainable development in the Pacific Islands region.

Designers from New Caledonia and Samoa stand out in logo challenge

An accomplished graphic designer from New Caledonia, Pascale Gery, has won the 70th anniversary logo design competition for the Pacific Community (SPC). In 2017, as SPC celebrates 70 years of operation, Ms Gery’s striking design will feature on the…

Curbing the coconut rhinoceros beetle in the Pacific

The Pacific Community (SPC) is taking proactive measures to assist Samoa and other Pacific Island countries and territories in their efforts to curb any resurgence of the coconut rhinoceros beetle. SPC, with support from AgResearch New Zealand, has…

70th anniversary design challenge launched

The Pacific Community (SPC) turns 70 in 2017! Graphic designers and artists – including amateurs, students and professionals – are invited to help the region celebrate by designing a special 70th anniversary logo.

The Pacific Way: Bringing the region to your homes

Expect more dynamic stories about development in the Pacific to hit television screens across the region starting this week, following the regional launch of the 2016 season of the Pacific Community’s (SPC) flagship television programme, The Pacific Way.

320 species in new guide to edible coastal fish in Pacific Islands

The Pacific Community (SPC) has released a new, comprehensive guide to common coastal food fish of the Pacific Islands to assist fisheries officers in identifying species during surveys of catches and at fish markets.

Pacific welcomes Prime Minister Key’s Future of Fisheries funding

A funding injection announced yesterday by the Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key, in Pohnpei will provide a significant boost for a Pacific Roadmap aimed at ensuring sustainable development in Pacific Island fisheries. Visiting Micronesia for the…

‘Time is right’ to boost capacity in Pacific ocean forecasting

Weather forecasters, hydrographers, oceanographers, fisheries officers and maritime safety experts from around the Pacific region have gathered in Nadi, Fiji, today to take part in training to boost understanding, monitoring and forecasting of oceans and…

Queensland Fire support Pacific disaster preparation

The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is today hosting a professional development workshop with disaster managers from 15 Pacific Island countries to help strengthen the region’s ability to best respond to disasters.

Dr Tukuitonga honoured for outstanding contribution to Pacific health

The Pacific Community Director-General, Dr Colin Tukuitonga, has been honoured with a Life Award from the Pasifika Medical Association in recognition of his outstanding contribution and active commitment to improving Pacific health services and training.
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