Fiji South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC)

The mission of the Applied Geoscience and Technology Division is "to help Pacific island people position themselves to respond effectively to the challenges they face and make informed decisions about their future and the future they wish to leave for the generations that follow." Its goal is to ensure that earth sciences are utilized fully in order to improve the livelihoods of Pacific communities. In the island context the earth sciences comprise geology, geophysics, oceanography and hydrology.