Myanmar Geosciences Society organized the Third International Congress on Geology, Resources, Geo-hazards of Myanmar and Surrounding regions, GEOMYANMAR2018, during 31 January to 2 February, 2018 in Yangon, Myanmar. The first one was organized in 2012. GEOMYANMAR 2018 is intended to expand participation from geoscience communities from Southeast Asia and worldwide to open a new chapter of collaboration among international geological institutions. More than 400 geoscientists from more than 12 countries attended this conference. CCOPTS Director was invited to give a presentation on “Roles of CCOP on Promoting the Geoscience Cooperation in Southeast Asia.
The CCOP Annual Report for 2017 is now available both in printed and digital formats. The report summarizes the projects and activities carried out during the year 2017, the financial standing and more. It is of 60 colored pages.
Its digital file with about 2.5MB size can be downloaded from this link, http://www.ccop.asia/article/ccop-annual-report-2017-is-now-out-
Co-funded by the Geological Survey of Japan, AIST and the Department of Geology and Minerals under Laos’ Ministry of Energy and Mines, the Second International Workshop of the CCOP Geoinformation Sharing Infrastructure for East and Southeast Asia (GSi) Project was held on 5-7 December 2017 at Sunway Hotel, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR. Twenty (20) participants the member countries (Cambodia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam) including the staff of the CCOP Technical Secretariat (CCOP TS) attended the workshop.
Mr Khoune Phetsengsy, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Geology & Minerals of Laos’ Ministry of Energy and Mines, and Dr Adichat Surinkum, CCOPTS Director welcomed all the participants to the workshop. Dr Shinji Takarada, GSi Project Leader from the Geological Survey of Japan (GSJ) introduced the progress of the project to all the participants and Dr Joel Bandibas of GSJ presented the status of the GSi system development.
The 69th CCOP Steering Committee (SC) Meeting was held at The Bellevue Resort, Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines on 20-21 October 2017. The Meeting was attended by delegates of the following Member Countries (MC): CAMBODIA, CHINA, INDONESIA, JAPAN, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, LAO PDR, MALAYSIA, MYANMAR, THAILAND, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PHILIPPINES and VIETNAM. Also present were Dato’ Yunus Abdul Razak, Honorary Adviser, representing the Chair of the CCOP Advisory Group (AG), and the Director and staff of the CCOP Technical Secretariat (CCOPTS).
Welcoming remarks were delivered by Atty. Wilfredo G. Moncano, the Permanent Representative of the Philippines to CCOP, and Acting Director, Mines & Geosciences Bureau (MGB), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Philippines,and Hon. Edgar Chatto, Governor of the Province of Bohol. Mr. Shahar Effendi bin Abdullah Azizi, Vice-Chairperson of the CCOP Steering Committee, Permanent Representative of Malaysia to CCOP and Director-General of Malaysia’s Minerals and Geoscience Department,officially opened the 69th CCOP Steering Committee Meeting.
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