Marshall Islands: Identifying aggregate resources for construction

A team from the Pacific Community (SPC) visited the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) from the 23rd – 31st of October 2023 to present key findings of the aggregates study aimed at finding good sources of aggregates (sand and gravel) that can be…

Supporting the Oceania Regional Seismic Network (ORSNET)

SPC has been working closely with the Oceania Regional Seismic Network (ORSNET), through the Pacific Resilience Project, to strengthen seismic monitoring and detection, as part of strengthening national and regional multi-hazard early warning systems.…

Impact-based forecasting operational in Samoa and Tonga

Key Samoa and Tonga Meteorological Services personnel attended the Impact-Based Forecasting training from 18 to 22 September 2023 in Nadi, Fiji. The workshop provided hands-on operational experience with the new impact-based forecast early warning…

Lidar Imagery for Vanuatu and Tonga

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…

Mitigating Earthquake and Tsunami Hazards in the Pacific

Pacific Island Countries (PICs) are among the most vulnerable nations to adverse impacts of climate change and natural hazards such as cyclones, storm surges, floods, drought, earthquakes, and tsunamis. PICs are not only remote but also dispersed over a…
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