19th October 06:26 AM
Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources signs MOU with SPC to build Operating Reference Station
By Anamika Singh
Monday 14/05/2018
Director of Geoscience Energy Pacific Community Dr Andrew Jones and Permanent Secretary for Lands and Mineral Resources Malakai Finau.

The Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources has today signed a memorandum of understanding with the Pacific Community (SPC) to help in building Continuous Operating Reference Station.

The facility which will be built at the Pacific Community Mineral Resources compound in Nabua is part of a $2.4 million project that will help in judging the accuracy of Fiji's position in space.

Director of Geoscience Energy Pacific Community Dr Andrew Jones says the Ministry, which is funding the project is the leader in putting the Reference Geodedic system together.

Jones says the Pacific Community is contributing in the set up of one of 10 stations in Fiji.             

He says the information is not just where we are in space but it helps to understand how climate change can affect it.

Jones says it will assist all industries that rely on spatial information like the shipping and agriculture industries.

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