WCC 2016 Rec 112 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
Oceania Regional Office
IUCN Constituent type: 
IUCN Secretariat
Period covered: 
2017
Geographic scope: 
Oceania
Pacific Ocean
Country/Territory: 
Tonga
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Members: 
Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change & Communications (MEIDECC) ( MEIDECC ) / Tonga
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic, and Social Policy 2017-2020 (CEESP)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Yes
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
Auckland University of Technology
Implementation
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
ActionDescriptionStatus
Scientific/technical activitiesThe Auckland University of Technology has undertaken a Tidal Assessment study in Ha'apaii and Vava'u to determine the viability of introducing tidal energy generation systems and the possible generation potential.Completed
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
An assessment report demonstrating the potential for tidal energy generation at two selected sites in Tonga will be provided for further scoping and potential introduction of tidal generators, as well as providing a baseline understanding of tidal forces and energy potential for other Pacific Island Countries to review and utilize in their own site assessments.
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Scientific/technical activitiesPublication of the finalized report generated by AUT is forthcoming in 2018 following their follow-up assessment in Vava'u.