In celebration of the 50th year anniversary of the founding of CCOP, its Technical Secretariat in collaboration with the CCOP Member Countries, the Cooperating Countries and Organizations as well as the Honorary Advisers, is preparing a Jubilee Book. This Jubilee Book is a compilation of the five decades of geoscientific cooperation and activities in the region towards the society.
This will be out in time for the culmination of the 50th year anniversary celebration at the 52nd CCOP Annual Session of CCOP on 30 October to 3 November 2016 at the BerkeleyHotel Pratunam, Bangkok, Thailand.
Within a series of regular training courses provided by KIGAM/ISGeo in collaboration with CCOP for member countries, the KIGAM/ISGeo training course on Groundwater and Environmental Geochemistry was conducted from June 20 to July 8, 2016 in the International School for Geoscience Resources of KIGAM, Daejeon, Korea, with total 25 participants including 14 participants from CCOP Member Countries. Aiming to foster professionals from all over the world in the fields of groundwater and geochemistry related research as well as to enhance the capabilities of the cooperating countries/organizations with Korea/KIGAM, this 3-weeks training course was planned to provide participants with an introduction to key aspects of groundwater resources and environmental geochemistry. The contents of this course comprise a general overview on evaluation and exploitation of groundwater resources that covered introduction to groundwater resources and practical geochemistry and groundwater contamination and remediation. Also there was a course about numerical groundwater modeling/calibration/uncertainty analysis including case studies and from this year, environmental geochemistry course was inserted as module 3. Total 16 instructors were involved in the course.
CCS-M S6 was organized on June 07, 2016 - June 09, 2016 in Hanoi, Vietnam, with 30 participants.
The recent COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference resulted in the first agreement requiring all nations to pledge action on climate change with the aim of restricting the global warming to "well below 2° C above pre-industrial levels". Carbon capture, use and storage (CCS) technologies will have to play an important role to achieve the COP21 targets. In order to fully understand the emission reduction potential, decision makers need to understand the amount of CO2 that can be safely stored in the geological formations and the geographical distributions of storage resources that are available. The S6 aimed at enhancing the knowledge of the member countries on methodologies in assessing geological storage of CO2, its storage potential and CO2-EOR technologies.
In collaboration with KIGAM, UNESCO in Bangkok and General Department of Mineral Resources (GDMR) of Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) of Cambodia, the CCOP Technical Secretariat has successfully co-organized the Workshop on Climate Change and Groundwater Resources in the Mekong River Basin on 1-2 June 2016 in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. The objective of the workshop is to promote sharing information and best practices among Mekong countries for assessing availability of groundwater resources under climate change and to support member countries to prepare for sustainable groundwater management plan. There was attendance by 28 participants from 6 Mekong countries & resource persons from Korea (KIGAM, C&H, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology - GIST, EcoEnergySolution), UNESCO, USGS and CCOPTS.
As a collaboration between the International School for Geoscience Resources (IS-Geo) of Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), UNESCO, Cheongsong Governors and the CCOP Technical Secretariat, the 3rd CCOP-KIGAM-IsGeo Symposium on Developing Geoparks within East & Southeast Asia region in conjunction with IS-Geo Regular Training Course on Aspiring Geoparks - Development and Preparation have been successfully co-organized during 19-28 May 2016 in Cheongsong, Republic of Korea. There were 70 participants who attended the training course, including 18 participants from 10 CCOP Member Countries, together with international resource persons and local participants in Cheongsong. The training course and symposium were also attended by knowledgeable lecturers and resource persons from UNESCO France, UNESCO Bangkok, Brazil and National Geoparks Secretariat of Korea, provincial governors and geopark guides from Cheongsong.
The KIGAM/ISGeo training course on “Aspiring Geoparks - Development and Preparation” was conducted from May 19 to 24, 2016 in Daejeon and followed by the 3rd CCOP-KIGAM-IsGeo Symposium on Developing Geoparks within East & Southeast Asia region on 25-28 May 2016 in Cheongsong, Republic of Korea. There were 17 trainees, including CCOP Member Countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam) and one staff of CCOPTS, together with other international and Korean students. This course is basically designed for Geopark, Geo-heritage, or National Park-related personnel who want or need to develop Geoparks especially in non-Geopark Southeast Asian countries.
The 1st International Workshop on CCOP Geoinformation Sharing Infrastructure for East and Southeast Asia (GSi) Project|
Sep. 20 - 22, 2016 Solo, Indonesia
Workshop on Capacity Building on Marine Geoscience and Geohazards Reduction & Prevention for ASEAN Member States|
Sep. 26 - 30, 2016 Guangzhou, China
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52nd CCOP Annual Session and 67th CCOP Steering Committee Meeting|
Oct. 30 - Nov. 5, 2016 Bangkok, Thailand
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