Interactive training that strengthens health leadership in the Pacific

Ocean Science Fact: Tropical Cyclones in Tonga

Tropical cyclone in Tonga: El Nino Southern Oscillation hasn’t had a significant impact on the intensity and frequency of the tropical cyclones in this region, but it has modified the location of the genesis of TCs. Tonga was the spot of the genesis…

Stat of the week: In 2015, Tonga had the highest right to housing score (Core Standard) among the Pacific: 97%

In 2015, Tonga had the highest right to housing score (Core Standard) among the Pacific: 97%. This right is closely linked to the right to human dignity. 10th of December is the Human Rights Day.  Historically, adequate housing was recognized as part of…

Stat of the week: In Tonga, 19% of women (15-49) have suffered physical violence by their partner at least once in their lifetime (2019)

In Tonga, 19% of women (15-49) have suffered physical violence by their partner at least once in their lifetime (2019). This is one of the lowest reported rates in the Pacific.   25th of November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence…

Tonga Constitution Day

7th Meeting of Oceania Regional Seismic Network (ORSNET), and 7th Session of the PTWS Working Group 2: Task team Seismic Data Sharing in the Southwest Pacific

The 7th Annual Meeting of Oceania Regional Seismic Network (ORSNET) meet this week in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, to discuss the regional seismic network and how it can be further strengthened to improve early warning and preparedness. The Pacific Island…

Nature-based solutions shared through organic farming exchange

Representatives from Fiji, Nauru, Tonga and Solomon Islands that are members of the Pacific Organic Learning Farms Network (POLFN) have shared experiences with their Pacific French speaking counterparts in an exchange that covered best practices in the…

Soil for Livelihoods: Meet Dr. Uta Stockmann, lead on soil sampling in response to the 2022 Tonga volcano eruption

Meet Dr Uta Stockmann, Team Leader Proximal Sensing, at the Commonwealth

Soil scientists dig for answers after catastrophic Tonga volcano eruption

Photo: Soil scientist survey after eruption   A group of soil scientists have embarked on a quest to determine the impact of the  volcanic ash fall and tsunami caused by the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption that occurred near Tonga in January…

Tonga looks to strengthen its impact-based forecasting capabilities

Photo: The staff of the Tonga Meteorological Services together with the expert team from SPC, NIWA and the GeoOcean-UC team during the photo session of this training at the Observatory Site, Tonga MET Office, Fua’amotu.  
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