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MEETING PAPERS

6 - 9 November 2012

SPC/SOPAC 2 DIVISION MEETING

(All delegates to STAR and CPC meeting invited to participate as technical advisers)

Tuesday (Joint session with STAR and CPC)

1    OPENING and WELCOME

1.1    Opening
1.2    Election of Chair
1.3    Adoption of agendaFrançaise
1.4    Explanation of working proceduresFrançaise

2    REPORTS

2.1    Director’s Report: IntroductionFrançaise
2.2    Report on KRAsFrançaise
2.3    Report on HighlightsFrançaise
2.4    Report on Emerging Issues and OpportunitiesFrançaise
2.5    PMEG reports - Cross Cutting IssuesOcean and IslandsDisaster ReductionWater and SanitationTechnical Support Services
2.6    STAR Chair Report

3    SOPAC DIVISION HIGHLIGHTS AND EMERGING ISSUES

Narrative case study presentations by country representatives, SOPAC technical staff and/ or STAR delegates concerning selected activities conducted over the year

3.1    Ocean and Islands Programme 2011/2012 report

3.1.1    Summary ReportFrançaise
3.1.2    Full Narrative Report

3.2    Water and Sanitation Programme 2011/2012 report

3.2.1    Summary ReportFrançaise
3.2.2    Full Narrative Report

3.3    Disaster Reduction Programme 2011/2012 report

3.3.1    Summary ReportFrançaise
3.3.2    Full Narrative Report

3.4    Technical Support Services 2011/2012 report

3.4.1    SummaryFrançaise
3.4.2    Full Narrative Report


Wednesday

4    SUMMARY DISCUSSION FOR CHAIR’S REPORT

5    2013 SOPAC DIVISION WORK PLAN AND BUDGETFrançaise

Thursday

6    STRATEGIC PLANNING

Presentations and consultations concerning SOPAC Division focus for the remainder of the current Strategic Plan period 2013 – 2015. This will include feedback on PMEG reports, commentary by countries, partner agencies and STAR scientists

Friday

7    ADOPTION OF STATEMENT FOR CONSIDERATION BY CRGA

8    CLOSING

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 April 2013 11:09  

Newsflash

The Director of Fiji’s Mineral Resources Department, Mr. Malakai  Finau told participants in a one day Fiji National Deep Sea Mineral Consultation Workshop held in Suva recently that “with deep sea mineral exploration being granted within the Fiji waters it is important to proceed with caution, to strike a balance between economic development and the protection of the environment.”

The workshop is part of in-country stakeholder consultation process organized by SOPAC Division of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) through the European Union funded Deep Sea Mineral Project in fifteen Pacific ACP States. This consultation allows government officials as well as representatives of the private sector, academic institutions and civil society groups to explore issues relating to deep seabed minerals and mining.   

Similar meetings have already been held in Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, Samoa and now Fiji.  According to SPC-EU Deep Sea Mineral Project Team Leader, Akuila Tawake, there will be a further ten countries where the consultation workshops will be held in the next five months.