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First SOPAC Division Meeting

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First SPC/SOPAC Division Meeting 2011 (SOPAC-1)

16th – 21st October 2011 at Tanoa International Hotel, in Nadi, Fiji

Chaired by the Government of Cook Islands

Information Circular

Provisional Agenda

Registration

Final Meeting Papers

Star Call for Papers for 2011

Last Updated on Monday, 21 May 2012 14:45  

Newsflash

Source: https://hotosm.org/updates/2016-08-15_improving_resilience_with_aerial_imagery

Earlier this month Nate and I went to Suva to lead the kickoff meeting of the Pacific Drone Imagery Dashboard (PacDID) project funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. During the visit, we met and brainstormed with local geospatial experts and stakeholders around the issues of disaster management and aerial imagery. By the end of the week, we had a clear understanding of the challenges that Pacific Island Countries (PICs) face during natural disasters.

Our main local partner in this project, the Pacific Community (SPC), is a scientific and technical development organisation governed by 26 countries and territories of the region. Within SPC, the Geoscience Division supports member countries in every aspect of Disaster Management (DM), from preparedness, to response, to recovery. Their experienced staff provides geospatial and remote sensing services to many Pacific countries and directly works with ministries, non-government organizations and National Disaster Management Offices (NDMOs) before, during and after a disaster.