Institute of Applied Sciences partners with Asia Pacific Mercury Monitoring Network to commission first regional Mercury air sampler

The Institute of Applied Sciences with the assistance of the Asia Pacific Mercury Monitoring Network (APMMN) and in collaboration with the Taiwan (Republic of China) commissioned the region’s first Mercury air sampler on Thursday, 21 November, 2019.  The Head of Mission of the Taiwan (ROC)Trade Mission in Fiji, Ms Jessica Lee, chief guest at the […]

28 November 2019READ MORE

IAS Held Sampling and Analytical Testing Training for Regional Health and Fisheries Inspectors and Fish Industries personnel hailed as a success

A fish and water sampling and testing training for regional health, fisheries inspectors and fish industries representatives was held at the Institute of Applied Sciences, University of the South Pacific in collaboration with the Forum Fisheries Agency from 21 October – 1 November 2019.  The training was funded by the New Zealand Government. The focus […]

27 November 2019READ MORE

IAS Fiji Ridge to Reef Project site wins GEF Regional competition for most significant change stories in communities

One of the Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS)’s Fiji Global Environment Facility (GEF) 5 STAR Ridge to Reef (R2R) Project won a regional competition for Most Significant Change stories obtained from the communities where the project is implemented. The competition, organized by the GEF involved the gathering of testimonies and feedback of the district representatives […]

15 August 2019READ MORE

IAS Field Staff Undergo New Zealand Accredited Essential First Aid and CPR Training

The Institute of Applied Sciences recently organized a two-day Essential First Aid and Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) Training for its staff in two separate sessions (4-5 July and 11-12 July). The course was administered and conducted by the Fiji Red Cross Society using New Zealand Red Cross accredited course material. The group comprising of IAS field, […]

17 July 2019READ MORE

IAS Farewells Director

The Institute of Applied Sciences held a farewell function for its Director, Dr Johann Poinapen on Wednesday, 26 June at the USP Lower Campus.  Dr Johann was appointed Director in 2016 having joined IAS at the Deputy Director in October 2014. A number of tributes were made during the farewell.  The Acting Dean, FSTE, Associate […]

29 June 2019READ MORE

IAS PNRPC Manager, Dr. Katy Soapi presents at Marine Genetic Resources workshop in Brussels

The Manager of the Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) Pacific Natural Products Research Centre (PNPRC), Dr Katy Soapi was invited to present at the European Commission convened workshop on Marine Genetic Resources (MGR) in areas beyond national jurisdiction: bridging policy, law, science and research and development” held at Brussels from 21 – 22 May. Dr […]

10 June 2019READ MORE

IAS PNPRC Manager and Research Fellow attends International experts meeting on Ocean Acidification Research

The Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) Pacific Natural Products and Research Centre (PNPRC) Manager Dr Katy Soapi had attended the annual expert group meeting of the Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC) at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Environment Laboratories, at Monaco on 28 May 2019. The meeting held in cooperation with The Ocean Foundation […]

10 June 2019READ MORE

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