2018 STAR CONFERENCE

The Pacific Islands Science, Technology and Resources Network Conference (STAR 2018) will be held from the 10th to 13th of July this year at the Holiday Inn, Suva.

The Chairman of 2018 STAR conference and the Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources Malakai Finau highlighted that the early-bird registrations and abstract submissions closing date are on the 27th of this month and that you could submit your forms to the STAR 2018 Steering Committee or STAR Website.

Mr Finau added that the sessions will focus on the following:

Resources for Pacific Communities

  • Ocean Geoscience
  • Science of Natural Hazards and Risks to Pacific Communities
  • Land Use, Energy and Infrastructure Development on Pacific Islands

He also said that the STAR 2018 will be dedicated to the memory of Peter Rodda who passed away at the age of 81 last year in October.

“A special session will be convened to showcase Peter’s geological work and the work that he inspired in Fiji,” Mr Finau said.

The 2018 STAR conference will be co-sponsored by the Fijian Government, the Geoscience, Energy and Maritime (GEM) Division of the Pacific Community (SPC) and Australian Volcano logical Investigations (AVI). It is also supported by the Pacific GIS Remote Sensing Council and the Circum- Pacific Council.

The 2018 STAR circular with the registration form can be accessed on the Ministry of Lands website, www.lands.gov.fj.

Source:Department Of Information