Disaster Management

Federated States of Micronesia builds expertise in climate change and disaster management

National practitioners in the Federated States of Micronesia working on the front line of climate change and disaster management have completed a capacity building training course in Pohnpei, boosting their monitoring and evaluation (M&E) skills and…

Tonga stakeholders call for more ocean forecasts

Following a successful ocean science training and stakeholder engagement workshop last week, Tonga Meteorological Service has committed to developing a monthly Ocean Outlook to provide critical ocean information and forecasts to the public.

Refusing to disappear: How the people of Tukuraki became symbols of a Resilient Pacific

It has been a difficult five years for the people of Tukuraki. The village has faced three devastating natural disasters and suffered the loss of four of its people.

Tukuraki Village relocates to new site, post land-slide disaster

After more than 5 years of living in temporary housing, the community of Tukuraki in the highlands of Fiji are today celebrating as they move into their newly built, disaster resilient village.  The Tukuraki community was devastated in 2012 as a…

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…

Cyclone Winston Lessons Learned to help disaster resilience

Understanding the biggest lessons learned in preparing for, responding to and recovering from Tropical Cyclone Winston that decimated parts of the country in February this year will be the focus of a workshop to be held in Suva from tomorrow.

Cyclone Pam report released for Vanuatu

A reflection on what worked well and what could be improved upon in the Government of Vanuatu’s response to tropical cyclone Pam has been released today.

Lessons learned from Winston

The devastation Tropical Cyclone Winston unleashed on Fiji is still a reality for many across the country. To explore how Fiji’s National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) responded, and what could be improved upon for next time, a series of Lessons…

Food, water and energy security top SPC concerns following typhoon Maysak

The urgent restoration of crops and solar systems, and the provision of potable water, are immediate concerns for the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in its support to the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) in the wake of typhoon Maysak.

SPC deploys scientific and technical experts to assist Vanuatu and Tuvalu

Satellite image: Damage to buildings in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Image created by Digital Globe & SPC Geoscience Division
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