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Snapshots 60: Community Risk Programme July 2010 Updates

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Welcome to the July 2010 issue of Snapshots. We’ve come halfway through the year and the Pacific continues to be a hive of activity in DRM capacity building.

In this edition of Snapshots we provide you with an account of the work being done in the Cook Islands, Solomon Islands and Tonga. In addition, we highlight the first dedicated country-level user training for the Pacific Disaster Net which has just been concluded for Fiji. August will also reveal a lot of interesting initiatives which the CRP is collaborating on with its many partners and of course with Pacific island countries.

The major upcoming event on our calendar is the 2010 Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management which will be held from 9th – 13th August. In this year’s meeting we hope to broaden the membership of the Pacific DRM Partnership Network and also welcome back colleagues from the Caribbean that also attended the 2009 meetings. We’re certainly making good progress with South-South cooperation.

Later on in the year we plan to reveal more about the CRP as it transits with the rest of SOPAC into SPC. So, watch this space... .

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Last Updated on Monday, 26 July 2010 14:00  


12 APRIL 2011 NUKU’ALOFA (GOVERNMENT OF TONGA) - A Korean research vessel will carry out scientific studies on seabed minerals in Tongan waters over the next several months.

The IBRV Araon arrived 9th April with the aim of investigating seabed massive sulphide deposits such as copper, silver and gold in Tonga’s Exclusive Economic Zone.

At a special ceremony to welcome the new ship on Friday, Deputy Prime Minister Samiu Kuita Vaipulu, in his role as Acting Prime Minister, thanked the Korean Ocean Research and Development Institute (KORDI) for organising the visit.