Pacific Science Association

The 12th Pacific Science Inter-Congress

"Science for Human Security & Sustainable Development in the Pacific Islands & Rim"
8 - 12 July, 2013

University of the South Pacific
Laucala Campus
Suva, Fiji

The University of the South Pacific will host the 12th Pacific Science Inter-Congress next year in Suva, Fiji. The over-arching theme of the meeting is “Science for Human Security & Sustainable Development in the Pacific Islands and Rim”.

The focus of the 12th Inter-Congress includes physical, biological, and social sciences and encompasses terrestrial, marine, atmospheric, and social/cultural subjects and approaches in the Pacific Islands and Rim region.

The Subthemes of the meeting are:

Both abstracts and session proposals are now being accepted. Interested researchers or scientists are encouraged to submit their abstract proposals by clicking here, or for session proposals here. Alternatively, prospective presenters can send their proposal to the Local Organizing Committee by email to and copied to

The First Circular announcing the Inter-Congress is available here.



Registration is now open. Click here to go to the official 12th Inter-Congress website.

Registration rates are listed below.

Registration Fees for Fiji Inter-Congress

Registration Type PSA Member Non-PSA Member Student/Science Teachers
Early Bird Standard Early Bird Standard Early Bird Standard
Registration Fee FJD 550
~USD 310
FJD 675
~USD 380
FJD 650
~USD 365
FJD 775
~USD 435
FJD 175
~USD 100
FJD 225
~USD 125
Accompanying Person(s) Fee FJD 180
~USD 100
FJD 190
~USD 110
FJD 240
~USD 135
FJD 250
~USD 140
FJD 70
~USD 40
FJD 70
~USD 40
Late or Onsite Registration Fee FJD 775
~USD 435
FJD 885
~USD 495
FJD 336
~USD 190


Critical Dates:

8 August 2012

30 August 2012

28 February 2013

31 March 2013

30 April 2013

15 May 2013

Local Organizing Committee:

Dr. John Bythell, Professor [and] Pro Vice Chancellor (Research & International), USP [and] Director of the 12th Inter-Congress
Dr. William Aalbersberg, Professor [and] Chair of Local Scientific Committee, USP
Ms. Raijieli Bulatale, Chair of Local Secretariat, USP
Dr. Jito Vanualailai, USP representative on the PSA Executive Board
Anitelu St John Mata, Conference Planner, USP
Amerita Ravuvu, Special Projects Officer, USP

International Program Committee:

Dr. Nancy D. Lewis, PSA President [and] Director of Research, East-West Center
Dr. Chang-Hung Chou, PSA Vice President [and]
Dr. Makoto Tsuchiya, PSA Secretary-General and Treasurer [and] Professor, University of the Ryukyus
John Burke Burnett, Executive Secretary, Pacific Science Association
Dr. Marie-Lise Chanin, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique /Institut Pierre Simon Laplace 
Dr. Soottiporn Chittmittrapap, National Research Council of Thailand
Dr. Valentin Sergienko, Russian Academy of Sciences - Far Eastern Branch
Dr. Jito Vanualailai, University of the South Pacific
Eric Clua, Chargé de Mission à la Recherche et la Technologie (DRRT) Polynésie française