An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor) is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth’s crust that creates seismic waves. The seismicity, seismism or seismic activity of an area refers to the frequency, type and size of earthquakes experienced over a period of time Useful Link http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/hazard/earthqk.shtml
A tropical cyclone is a rotating, organized system of clouds and thunderstorms that originates over tropical or subtropical waters and has a closed low-level circulation. Tropical cyclones rotate counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere. (Source: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/hurricane/resources/TropicalCyclones11.pdf) Useful links:
Fiji Meteorological service-RSMC Nadi-Tropical Cyclone Centre provides information on tropical cyclones occurring in the South West Pacific Ocean. http://www.met.gov.fj/current_warnings.php Tropical Cyclone Guidance Project (TCGP) an open web platform for the collection and dissemination of real-time tropical cyclone guidance forecast aids and structure data. http://www.ral.ucar.edu/guidance/ Tropical Storm Risk (TSR) provides forecasts and information to benefit basic risk awareness and decision making from tropical storms. http://www.tropicalstormrisk.com/ United States Naval Research Laboratory-Marine Meteorology Division The Marine Meterology Division is part of NRL’s Ocean and Atmospheric Science and Technology Directorate, which contains six divisions performing broadly based scientific research and advanced technology development in the fields of marine geosciences, acoustics, oceanography, marine meteorology, remote sensing and space science. http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/tc_pages/tc_home.html Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), Australia provides information such as type of warnings, when and where they are issued and samples of the individual warnings on tropical cyclones to the public http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/Pacific Tropical Cyclone Data Portal www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/history/tracks Ocean Related InformationNOAA Coral Reef Watch Seasonal Coral Bleaching Thermal Stress Outlookwww.coralreefwatch.noaa
The University of the South Pacific Centre for Environment & Sustainable Development offers full-time Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) scholarships in Climate Change through its European Union Global Climate Change Alliance funded project.
PACE-SD has produced a number of refereed papers; books/chapters; technical documents; research proposals, concept papers and consultancy reports during the last five years and only papers connected with PACE’s work is listed in this section.