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The CCOP-GSJ/AIST-DGR Groundwater Project Phase III Kick-off Meeting

The CCOP-GSJ/AIST-DGR Groundwater Project Phase III Kick-off Meeting was held on 10-12 February 2015, in Bangkok, Thailand. It was attended by forty-five participants from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam and the CCOP Technical Secretariat. 

The Opening Ceremony started with the Welcome Remarks and Addresses delivered by Dr. Adichat Surinkum, Director of the CCOP Technical Secretariat, and Dr. Youhei Uchida, Groundwater Project Leader, Senior Researcher of Geological Survey of Japan, AIST. The Opening Speech was made by Miss Vilavan Thaisongkram, Director of Central Administration, Department of Groundwater Resources, Thailand.

CCOP- DMR–EGAT Mae Moh Workshop on Clean & Green Mining

The CCOP Technical Secretariat, together with Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) and Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), has successfully co-organized the Technical Workshop on Clean & Green Mining on 21- 24 January 2015 in EGAT Mae Moh, Lampang, Thailand.   There were 36 local participants and organizers, 4 resource persons from the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Germany and EGAT, 7 CCOP Member Countries (Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar) and  4 CCOP TS attending the two-day technical seminar and two-day excursion in Mae Moh Mine, Lampang and Siam Cement Group (SCG), Chaehom District, Lampang.

CCOP-DMF Workshop on the Application of UNFC 2009

Aiming to facilitate the development of the oil and gas reserves reporting guidelines and implementation of reporting standard in the CCOP region, the CCOP-DMF Workshop on the application of UNFC 2009: Classification and Reporting of Petroleum Resources/reserves and CO2 Injection Projects was organized in Bangkok on December 8-11, 2014.

A total of 42 participants from CCOP member countries – Cambodia, Indonesia, Korea, Lao-PDR, Malaysia, PNG, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand (DMF and other Thai agencies) and CCOP TS, attended S3.  While member countries have varying needs and procedures in reporting petroleum reserves (& resources), it is common practice to use a standard classification such as the Petroleum Resource Management System (PRMS) that is developed by SPE/WPC/AAPG/SPEE. The PRMS is aligned with UNFC 2009 and is now the bridging document for the petroleum sector providing a tool for all countries to report accurate and consistent estimates, coherent with other scientific and social/economic information.

BGR-CCOP Workshop on State Management of Mining Activities in ASEAN Countries

The CCOP Technical Secretariat in cooperation with the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources of Germany (BGR) and Laotian Department of Mines (DOM), has successfully organized the BGR - CCOP Workshop “State Management of Mining Activities in ASEAN Countries” on 25-27 November 2014 in Vientiane, Laos. There were 25 attendants at senior level officials of state mining management organizations from ASEAN/CCOP member countries (Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam), resource persons from the BGR mining projects (Vietnam, Mongolia, Lao PDR), ASEAN Secretariat, BGR and CCOP TS staff. The meeting was also attended by distinguished guests: Vice Minister of Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) of Lao PDR, German Ambassador and BGR representatives.

UNEP-CCOP-GSJ/AIST Workshop on the Risk Management of Mercury in and around the Artisanal/Small-Scale Gold Mining Sites

CCOP in cooperation with Geological Survey of Japan (GSJ), AIST, organized the Technical Workshop on the Risk Management of Mercury in and around the Artisanal/Small-Scale Gold Mining Sites (ASGM) on 21 November 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. The meeting is within the framework of the UNEP Project entitled “Risk management of mercury contamination in Asia and the Pacific”, funded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and led by Dr. Satoshi Murao from the Institute for Geo-Resources and Environment, GSJ/AIST.

The aim of this workshop is to share the information on environmental preservation and risk management in mineral mining activities with Asian and Pacific countries, with focus on mercury issues arising from artisanal/small-scale mining (ASGM). The workshop also aims at establishing strategies to mitigate the impact of mercury, to help governments and local communities to manage the risk, and to find holistic agenda to grow ASGM as environmentally sound industry.

The 4th South East Asian Industrial Minerals Conference

The 4th South East Asian Industrial Minerals Conference have been successfully co-organized  on 11 - 14 November 2014 at Sofitel So Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand  by the Metal Bulletin Events and CCOPTS. The aims of this event are to hear about current mineral resources and opportunities in ASEAN countries, to learn about the minerals in the ASEAN region, to understand mining legislation in the region and how it affects and to discover opportunities for investment in the ASEAN region. The workshop was kindly sponsored by EUITEC Barcelona, organized by Metal Bulletin Events and the field trips were co-hosted by CCOP. There were 100 attendants from governments and private sectors related to industrial minerals, including resource persons and speakers from CCOP member country (Thailand) and CCOP Technical Secretariat.

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KIGAM Regular Training Course: Exploration and Evaluation of Mineral Resources
Mar. 2 - Apr. 20, 2015 IS-Geo of KIGAM, Daejeon, Korea
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CCOP-DMF Workshop on Reporting of Petroleum Resources, Reserves and CO2 Injection Projects
Apr. 22 - 23, 2015 Bangkok, Thailand
Collaborative Workshop on Sustainable Groundwater Management in Mekong River Basin
May. 19 - 20, 2015 Bangkok, Thailand
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