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SOPAC victorious at mini-Olympics

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In a historic victory that humbled the competition that included aid agencies, high commissions and embassies, the ebullient SOPAC team walked away with top honours at the 2010 Mini Olympics held at Yat Sen School in Suva recently.

The team was hosted to a celebration lunch at SOPAC headquarters last Friday where some of the winning team posed for this picture (below).

 

 

 


Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 May 2011 17:05  

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In May 2006 a magnitude 7.9 earthquake caused the western coastline of Tonga’s Lifuka Island to subside by 23cm.  After this unique event Lifuka was chosen as part of a regional effort to understand how vulnerable Pacific Island communities can adapt to the impacts of rising sea levels.

The Australian-funded Pacific Adaptation Strategy Assistance Program enabled scientists to work closely with the Lifuka community to determine three main adaptation options: planned migration inland; sand replenishment and; the construction of an engineered revetment or seawall.

This film, which follows on from the first documentary ‘Rising Oceans: Changing Lives’, examines Lifuka’s struggle to make the tough choices needed to adapt to the changing coastline of a future Pacific.

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