SPC Geoscience Division

Home Past Division Meetings

SOPAC-2

E-mail Print PDF

Download Registration Form
Download Accommodation Form

SECOND MEETING OF HEADS OF GEOSCIENCES, NOUMEA, NEW CALEDONIA

3 - 9 NOVEMBER 2012

2nd SPC/SOPAC Division Meeting 2012 (SOPAC-2)

SPC Headquarters, Noumea

Information Circular

Provisional Agenda

Registration

Meeting Papers

Star Call for Papers for 2012

The Meeting will run for three days (Wednesday 7th to Friday 9th November) and will be preceded by the SOPAC Science Technology and Resources (STAR) Meeting and a joint meeting of STAR and the Circum Pacific Council (CPC).

 

Newsflash

Delegates at the three-day Deep Sea Mineral Mining “high level” workshop have identified key issues that need to be addressed towards the commercialization of deep seabed mining in the Pacific Region. The workshop was held from June 6-8 in Fiji.

The workshop, organised by SPC/SOPAC, and funded by the EU, focused on legislative, regulatory, capacity requirements, and the environment, all pertaining to deep sea minerals and mining, in its roster of issues.

It is part of a four-year EU-funded project, headed by Deep Sea Minerals Project Leader, Akuila Tawake that will develop the legislative and technical framework to help countries in the region implement laws to regulate seabed mining.