The following are link to databases that contain information relevant to the water, mining and petroleum sectors and which the Ministry is making available for investment and research purposes.
Mining Cadastre Administration System (MCAS)
MCAS is a web-based software application that supports governments manage their mineral rights. The software manages the full lifecycle of a mining right, from application through approval, licensing, renewals and finally expiration. MCAS has a compliance module that tracks all payments made, payments outstanding, royalties, production reports, and contract terms to ensure compliance of license holders. When used in conjunction with the Online Data Repository, all license and payment data can be exchanged via XML and be made available online to relevant stakeholders.
Pacific Appliance Database
To legally import and or sell a product regulated for energy efficiency into a participating Pacific island country, such a product must first be registered in that country (limited exceptions apply). In addition, for each and every consignment of regulated products you wish to import you must complete a separate import permit application form.
To check if a product is already registered as approved for sale in your country click on the “Check Database” button below.
This web facility allows applicants (suppliers/manufacturers/traders/importers) to complete product registration applications and/or import permit applications as required. These applications are lodged electronically with your local regulator. This web facility also allows you to track the progress of your applications
For more detailed information on this process go to http://www.spc.int/
Pacific Regional Data Repository
Reliable, accurate and timely data is an important prerequisite for policy development and evidence-based decision making, as well as for project design, implementation and monitoring.
The Pacific Regional Data Repository is a Data and Information Revolution for the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs). It is a web-based one-stop-shop energy portal and database management system intended to support Pacific governments and their development partners working in the energy sector by facilitating access to up-to-date, reliable energy data and project information.
International Renewable Energy Agency
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental organisation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international cooperation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy. IRENA promotes the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, including bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, ocean, solar and wind energy in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity.
Water Resources Division
The Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC) is an intergovernmental, regional organisation with 20 member countries, including 18 Pacific island countries and territories, as well as Australia and New Zealand. SOPAC’s work is carried out through its Secretariat, based in Suva, Fiji.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is an intergovernmental organization with a membership of 193 Member States and Territories. It originated from the International Meteorological Organization (IMO), the roots of which were planted at the 1873 Vienna International Meteorological Congress. Established by the ratification of the WMO Convention on 23 March 1950, WMO became the specialised agency of the United Nations for meteorology (weather and climate), operational hydrology and related geophysical sciences a year later. The Secretariat, headquartered in Geneva, is headed by the Secretary-General. Its supreme body is the World Meteorological Congress.
NIWA, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, is a Crown Research Institute established in 1992. It operates as a stand-alone company with its own Board of Directors and Executive.