A new system for selecting and automatically classifying oceanic images taken via satellite has been developed by researchers of the University of Almeria (Spain), in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania (USA).
Scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California created a new seafloor map based on satellitedata that discloses previously unaccessible features on global earthquakes, spreading ridges and faults.
Realizing and understanding the role of meteorological services for socio-economic planning and the development of the country, the Department of Meteorology was established on 1 July 1980 as an independent office reporting to the President’s Office. The Department of Meteorology remained functioning under the Head of State’s Office until November 1993.
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.