Friday, October 19, 2018

Pacific Met officers improve communication channels

The NCOF is currently used by Fiji, Vanuatu, Kiribati and Papua New Guinea and is a useful platform for an improvement in weather and climate information.

Pacific nursing forum to open

Clinical nurses, nurse managers, nurse educators and nurse leaders from across the South Pacific will attend the forum to discuss and debate key issues of importance to nurses and nursing.

Sea level rise worse in Pacific than other regions

new book cites Tuvaluan tide gauge measurements of sea-level rise which have averaged a rate of 3.9mm a year in recent decades - double the global average.

Cyclone season might be a ‘late bloomer’

Analysis by forecasting centres across the southwest Pacific indicated seven to 11 named cyclones would form in the basin between next month and April.

Finance ministers explore new strategies on disaster risk

The proposed Commonwealth Disaster Risk Finance Portal will serve as a ‘one stop shop’ for streamlined access to the numerous financing tools already available.

Australia and Japan expand defense ties

Such agreements define the legal status of military personnel involved in temporary activities in the respective country's territory, such as joint-training or disaster-relief missions.

APTC recognised for training excellence

To date, APTC has trained more than 13,000 Pacific graduates, of which 41 per cent are females

Tonga, Vanuatu coffees shine at Chocolate & Coffee Show

Tonga’s Tupu’anga Coffee and Vanuatu’s Tanna Coffee shared the stand sponsored under the Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) New Zealand banner.

Fisheries enforcement NZ Navy’s Pacific priority

Gray said a growing number of foreign countries were now operating in Pacific fishing grounds, placing more pressure on enforcement in the region.

UN: ‘Unprecedented changes’ needed to limit global warming

Hundreds of scientists and government representatives have been poring over thousands of inputs to paint a picture of what could happen to the planet with global warming of 1.5°C.