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A World Bank mission comprising Iain Shuker (Mission Leader), Michael Bonte-Grapentin (Disaster Risk Specialist), Abigail Baca (Disaster Risk Engineer), David Winslow (Software Specialist, Consultant - Open Geo) Ivan Gomez (Risk Data Specialist Consultant AIR Worldwide) visited Suva, Fiji from December 4 to December 14, 2011 to work with SOPAC.  

The purpose of the mission is to work with SOPAC to finalize the set-up of data and software developed under Phase 2 of the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative and to provide training to SOPAC staff on this data and software.  The mission will also work on the concept note for Phase 3 of the (PCRAFI) with SOPAC management.

The data and software will be set up on on SOPACs Pacific Island Risk Information System (PICRIS) Platform. There are two items that will be installed.  The first item is a large geographic Information system (GIS) database that has been prepared by AIR Worldwide over the last three years that will be installed on SOPAC's servers.