SPC Geoscience Division

Observations Network Upgrade Project

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The Observations Network Upgrade Project (ONUP) was developed in collaboration with Australian Aid and Geoscience Australia (GA) and is currently refurbishing and upgrading the measurement and communication technology at 12 South Pacific sea level stations.

The objective of ONUP is to maintain the existing capacity to measure, record and transmit high quality sea level data for a further 10 to 15 years. From 2010-2012, the project successfully upgraded sea level stations in Tonga, Fiji, Samoa, Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Palau, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, and Kiribati. In 2013, stations in Tuvalu and Nauru will be upgraded and the ONUP project completed.

In addition, the ONUP team commissioned a ‘test station’ at the Bureau of Meteorology’s Training Centre, allowing Bureau staff to fully field-test the operation of electronic systems and data communications equipment destined for use in the upgrade.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 July 2013 14:16  


Thursday 16 March 2011, Papeete, French Polynesia – French Polynesia will receive technical expertise and funding from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) to mitigate the risks of natural disasters facing the country.

In a ceremony bringing together the Government of French Polynesia, the French High Commission, the European Union and SPC, President Gaston Tong Sang praised “the perfect symbiosis” between all parties. He remarked that “when we all pull in the same direction, we can achieve high results to the benefit of our people, particularly the most vulnerable.”