géosciences

Global experts gather in Fiji to discuss need for greater collaboration on GIS and Remote Sensing technology

Participants from across the globe were on hand to take part in the opening ceremonies of the 2017 Pacific GIS/RS Conference Tuesday morning at The University of the South Pacific (USP) Japan-Pacific ICT Centre. The conference, jointly convened by Fiji…

SPC promotes geothermal energy as a catalyst for sustainable economic development in the Pacific

Access to electrical power is one of the major impediments to development in the Pacific, let alone access to clean and affordable energy. While Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) are making some progress in harnessing renewable energy…

Using improved maps and data to meet the Sustainable Development Goals

Experts from around the world will gather in Suva, Fiji, later this month to exchange innovation in the use of satellite data, unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), open source software and other tools that assist decision-making in land use and disaster…

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.

Pacific Community receives international recognition for geospatial innovation

The Pacific Community’s (SPC) Geoscience Division is being bestowed the Asia Geospatial Excellence Award for Disaster Management by Geosmart Asia, a leading conference and exhibition for the Asia-Pacific region showcasing the capabilities of geospatial…

Tukuraki village relocation

The Fijian village of Tukuraki in Yakete, Ba, rests at the base of a steep mountain and has been prone to disasters In January 2012, heavy rain triggered a landslide which plunged through the community, killing a family of four and burying more than 50…

Pacific Community study finds wave energy feasible in the region

On the eve of World Oceans Day, the Pacific Community (SPC) has released a study confirming that wave energy could be a cost-effective energy resource for Pacific Island countries and territories.

Marshall Islands declares maritime boundaries to UN

The Republic of the Marshall Islands has reached a major milestone in ocean resource management and international relations following the submission of their completed maritime boundary legislation to the United Nations on 22 April 2016.
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