Other documents generated by STAR (in its various forms); most of which were published in proceedings of annual meetings of SOPAC (in its various forms). These mostly are the STAR Chair’s reports and recommendations to the governing body of SOPAC:

i) Under the Geoscience Division of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)


ii) Under the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC)




iii) Under the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC):






iv) Under the UN ESCAP Committee for Coordination of Joint Prospecting for Mineral Resources in South Pacific Offshore Areas (CCOP/SOPAC):




Star Chairman


Malakai Finau

Permanent Secretary for Lands and Mineral Resources - Fiji

Steering Committee Members


Akuila Tawake

Goescience Energy & Maritime Division, Pacific Community

Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor

Raijeli Taga

Raijeli Taga

Director of Mineral Devolpment, Lands and Mineral Resource -Fiji


Robert Smith

Senior Adviser Marine Geophysics 


Most Commonly Used Acronyms on this Site

 STAR – Science, Technology and Resources Network (of the Pacific)

 SPC – Secretariat of the Pacific Community

 GSD – Geoscience Division of the SPC

 CPC – Circum-Pacific Council

 SOPAC – Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission