20 Feb blog Sat LMFiji’s Neville Koop, managing director and meteorologist at Na Draki Weather, believes scientists must do a better job communicating with the public in preparation for future severe weather events in the Pacific..

Scientists should also explain how forecasting and warning systems work so people gain scientific literacy.

Aguilar and mala, M.A. .S.M(2016)Asia Pacific ReportRetrieved 25 April, In-text citation: (Aguilar and mala, 2016)


Science Lab Activities for Kids 2FIJI does not appear to have any strategic focus or plan to prioritise the study of the sciences in secondary schools; especially at the senior secondary school levels where career choices are definitely being made.

I note that only about 5 per cent of students take physics at Years 12 and 13 (forms six and seven). This will have serious repercussions for our nation There appears to be no national needs analysis or any concerted encouragement for the teaching of the sciences in secondary schools.

         "Science To Build Our Nation - Fiji Times Online". Fijitimes.com. N.p., 2016. Web. 11 Apr. 2016.



Scuba Diving With Sharks1Two scientists working on climate change research critical to Pacific communities have received a timely funding boost in the form of United Nations fellowships worth 25 thousand dollars apiece.

Geologist Dr Christina Riesselman at the University of Otago in New Zealand wants to find out how human beings survived the last Ice Age, while at Australia's James Cook University, marine biologist Dr Jodie Rummer is studying the ability of fish to adapt to warming ocean temperatures

"Pacific Sharks And Ice Age Histories: Two Pacific Scientists Receive UN Fellowships". ABC News. N.p., 2016. Web. 11 Apr. 2016.


eight col TUV ENELE SOPOAGA SPEECHThe Prime Minister of Tuvalu Enele Sopoaga and the President of Kiribati Anote Tong have met in Tuvalu's capital to call for a strong and effective climate change agreement in Paris at the end of the year.

Mr Sopoaga says this if the Paris talks fail, they will fail the people of Tuvalu and the people of Kiribati. 

      "Pacific Call For Strong Paris Climate Agreement". Radio New Zealand. N.p., 2015. Web. 06 Dec 2016.



eight col tunaThe Pacific Islands Tuna Industry Association is calling for a balance to be struck between industry partners and fisheriesagers and regulators in the region.

Stakeholders from all over the world are in Fiji this week to talk about the challenges facing the Pacific Tuna Industry. The Chief Executive of the Pacific Tuna Industry Association, Tima Tepou says having all stakeholders at the same table has resulted in frank discussions on what different parties want for the future of the industry.


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


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