2013 Budget Breakdown

Budget Breakdown as at Wednesday 18th December 2013

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Workshops 2014 Updates

Names of Facilitators for the different Workshops that are running parallel to the Pacific GIS/RS User Conference 2014

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2014 Conference Flyer

Registration is now OPEN!

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2014 Theme and Venue

Theme: Empowering Pacific Communities through Improved Geospatial Data

Venue: The Multipurpose Theater located in the Japan Pacific ICT Centre on Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji is a state of the art performance space gifted to the University and the region by the Government and the people of Japan.

Date: 24th - 28th November, 2014

24th Monday ESRI User Meeting
25th Tuesday 2014 Conference Commences
28th Friday Workshops


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Connecting The Pacific With Maps

12th November, 2013 – Around 150 Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing (GIS/RS) users and stakeholders from around the Pacific region will gather in Suva next week for the 2013 Pacific GIS/RS User Conference. The Conference runs from Monday 18th November to Friday 22nd November.

This year’s theme of the conference is “Connecting the Pacific with Maps”. Cutting edge advancements in GIS/RS technologies will be presented and discussed in-depth as well as an array of applications including the management of resources in small island Pacific nations.  

GIS is a computer-based tool used to collect, combine and overlay information in the form of easily understood maps constructed from up-to-date satellite images and field data.  Whereas, remote sensing is the collection of information from afar using sensors on aircraft, satellites, ships and other vessels. Together, the two can be used to make critical decisions about the physical and built environment.

The conference will be opened by Professor Michael Petterson, Director of Applied GeoScience and Technology Division, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).

“SPC recognises the power and versatility of GIS and its ability to combine, synthesise, model and present disparate geographical data sets. The demand for GIS and its applications to Pacific Development grows year on year. In a similar vein satellite and airborne data improves in quality and resolution at a frightening pace. The increasing usage of this powerful imagery and data allows rapid and accurate assessments of resources, land use, and environmental issues as never before. SPC is proud to be part of such a modern and forward looking meeting and welcomes all delegates to come and assiste with the Pacific development agenda”, Professor Petterson commented.

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