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How SPC and SOPAC will function under the new structure

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In a wide ranging interview with SPC’s Director-General, Dr. Jimmie Rodgers, and SOPAC’s Director, Dr. Russell Howorth, the two leaders explain the way forward in the latest issue of Island Business (October, 2010)

Three years ago, the Pacific Islands Forum members decided to rationalize the operation of SOPAC (Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission) into SPC (Secretariat of the Pacific Community) and SPREP (Pacific Regional Environment Programme).  While the decision of rationalisation was made, how the organisational restructure would work was not.

Read full article here at islandbusiness.com

SPC’s Director-General, Dr. Jimmie Rodgers, and SOPAC’s Director, Dr. Russell Howorth

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 May 2011 17:04  

Newsflash

Dr Russell Howorth, Director of the Suva-based Applied Geoscience and Technology Division (SOPAC) of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has been appointed to the Legal and Technical Commission of the International Seabed Authority (ISA).

The ISA has been mandated with signatories of 162 countries to manage the mineral resources of the international seabed beyond national jurisdiction.