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.
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.
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.
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.
The CCS-M training course on sequence stratigraphy was conducted by the CCOP Technical Secretariat specifically for the young geoscientists of Cambodia, Lao-PDR, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam on 25-29 April 2016 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The course looked into the concepts and practical applications of sequence stratigraphy for petroleum exploration and mapping of potential reservoir for CO2 geologic storage. The course involves both lectures, mini projects, and workshop formats with exercises to emphasise the recognition and correlation of sequences stratigraphic surfaces on well log cross-sections, seismic transects and outcrop profiles. A team of experts from PETRONAS, Malaysia conducted the training course at the Sunway Hotel, Phnom Penh. A one-day geological field work was also included in the agenda.
The CCOP-GSJ/AIST-NAWAPI Groundwater Project Phase III Meeting was held on 16-18 March 2016, in Hanoi, Vietnam. It was attended by 19 (nineteen) participants from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam and the CCOP Technical Secretariat. Dr. Youhei Uchida presented the progress of the Project from 10 February 2015 to 11 March 2016. During the period, the report of the CCOP-GSJ/AIST-DGR Groundwater Phase III Project Kick-Off Meeting held on 10-12 February 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand has been published, circulated to all the participants of the meeting, and uploaded to the CCOP website, http://www.ccop.or.th/download/GW5.pdf. The CCOP Geoinformation Sharing Infrastructure for East and Southeast Asia (GSi Project) portal is under development and is accessible by the project members from http://ccop-gsi.org. The compiled groundwater data of Japan, Thailand and Vietnam from the Project Phase II temporarily available from http://jcbwebgis.com/ccop_water/, will soon be made accessible from GSi Portal.
CCOP-KIGAM Unconventional Oil and Gas Project: National Coordinators Meeting & Workshop (UCM6)|
Aug. 16 - 18, 2016 Vietnam
The 1st International Workshop on CCOP Geoinformation Sharing Infrastructure for East and Southeast Asia (GSi) Project|
Sep. 20 - 22, 2016 Solo, Indonesia
52nd CCOP Annual Session and 67th CCOP Steering Committee Meeting|
Oct. 30 - Nov. 5, 2016 Bangkok, Thailand
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