"To facilitate and coordinate the implementation of applied geoscience programmes in East and Southeast Asia in order to contribute to economic development and an improved quality of life within the region."

What's New


CCOP High Education Support Network Program

Following the kick-off meeting on 21 October 2013 in Sendai, Japan, the second meeting of the CCOP High Education Support Network Program was held on 3 March 2014 in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in conjunction with the 62nd CCOP Steering Committee meeting. There were 11 participants from CCOP member countries (Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam).

During the meeting, participants were briefed on the project concept by Prof. Dr Koji Wakita, and discussed on cooperation method and activities. Other member countries in CCOP Network are welcomed to participate and facilitate further connection for the network.


CCOP-ASEAN Harmonized Geology Project Meeting

Following the kick-off meeting on 21 October 2013 in Sendai, Japan, the second project meeting of the CCOP-ASEAN Harmonized Geology Project has been held on 3 March 2014 in Chiangmai, Thailand in conjunction with the 62nd CCOP Steering Committee. The meeting was attended by 16 participants from CCOP member countries (Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam). The meeting started with an introduction of CCOP-ASEAN Seamless Geology Project and followed by discussion on concept, task group and plan of this project.


CCOP-GA-DMR-DMF-DED Workshop on Coal Bed Methane

CCOP, in collaboration with the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR), Department of Mineral Fuels (DMF), Defense Energy Department (DED) of Thailand and the Geological Agency of Indonesia (GA), held a Technical Workshop on Coal Bed Methane on 4-6 March 2014 in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in conjunction with the 62nd CCOP Steering Committee. The meeting was attended by 25 participants from CCOP member countries: Indonesia, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam. During the meeting, the participants listened to the country reports from CCOP member countries: Korea, Indonesia and Japan and keynote lectures given by resource persons from Thailand: Chiangmai University, DMF, DED and EGAT (Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand). A post-meeting 2-day excursion was then arranged for the participants to visit Museum and Learning Center for Knowledge of Petroleum Defense Energy Department” and test site of the  “Defense Energy Department Coal Bed Methane Project (DED CBM Project)” in Fang district of Chiangmai province, Thailand.


The CCOP Annual Report for 2013 is now available!

The CCOP Annual Report for 2013 is now available both in printed and digital formats. The report summarizes the projects and activities carried out during the year 2013, the financial standing and more. It is of 40 colored pages. Its digital file with about 4MB size can be downloaded from this link: http://www.ccop.or.th/download/CCOP-AR2013.pdf.


62nd CCOP Steering Committee Meeting, 4-6 March 2014, Chiangmai, Thailand

The 62nd CCOP Steering Committee Meeting was held at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel,  Chiang Mai, Thailand. The Meeting was attended by delegates of the following Member  Countries (MC):  CAMBODIA, CHINA, INDONESIA, JAPAN, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, LAO PDR, MALAYSIA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PHILIPPINES, THAILAND, TIMOR-LESTE and VIETNAM.  Also present were Ms Franca  Schwarz,  Chairperson of the Advisory Group (AG), Dr Yoshihiko Shimazaki, CCOP Honorary Advisor, and the Director and staff of the CCOP Technical Secretariat (CCOP TS).

At the Opening Ceremony of the meeting, Welcoming remarks were made by the following:  (a) Mr Chana Pangpiboon, Vice-Governor of Chiang Mai and  (b) Mr  Praneet Roibang, Permanent Representative of Thailand to CCOP, Director-General of the Department of Mineral Resources, Thailand.  The Chairman of the CCOP Steering Committee Meeting, Permanent Representative of Japan to CCOP and Director-General of the Geological Survey of Japan, AIST, Dr Eikichi Tsukuda opened the 62nd CCOP Steering Committee Meeting.


CCOP-GSJ/AIST– DMR–DMCR Workshop on Coastal – Marine Geology

The Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia (CCOP) organized a Technical Workshop on Coastal Marine Geology on 11-13 February 2014 in Rayong, Thailand in cooperation with the Geological Survey of Japan (GSJ), AIST, Department of Mineral Resources and Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, Thailand. The Workshop included 1 1/2 days of seminar and 1 1/2 days on-boat and on-shore field trip in Rayong province, with 38 participants from CCOP member countries (Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam). This workshop focused on how we can integrate the data of different types on land via shore line to shallow sea and not-too-deep sea (Hill to Ocean or H2O concept).


Venue of CCS-M T3 moved to Bandung

Due to the ongoing eruption of Mt Kelud in Java, Indonesia, the venue of the CCS-M Training Course (T3): Communicating CCS to the Public, has been moved from Yogyakarta to Bandung.  For participants, resource persons and guest speakers travelling via Jakarta for this training course, just please make a stop at Jakarta, and no need to proceed to Yogyakarta.  Airport transfer will be arranged from Jakarta international airport to Bandung, and vice-versa.  For those not making a transit at Jakarta, please reroute your airticket, to arrive in Jakarta (or in Bandung), and forward to the organizers your new itinerary.

Venue in Bandung:

Hotel Horison
Jalan Pelajar Penjuang 45
No. 121 Bandung
Phone 62 22 7305000
web: www.horisonbandung.com


Seminar on Pipeline and Production Facilities: Integrity Inspection and Management

The CCOP Technical Secretariat in cooperation with the Royal Norwegian Embassy- Bangkok, PETRAD and Department of Mineral Fuels (DMF), Ministry of Energy, Thailand conducted the Seminar in Bangkok on 28-29 January 2014.  The Seminar is aimed at enhancing the knowledge of the participants on oil and gas pipelines and production facilities management hazards and the common elements of integrity management systems. The Seminar will leverage on Norwegian and International experiences and best practices.

The event is partly sponsored by Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok.  The international resource persons are from the Petroleum Safety Authority,  Norway (PSA) and DNV GL (Malaysia and Singapore).  A total of 60 participant, majority technical staff from the Department of Mineral Fuels (DMF) and other Government Agencies, PTT and Oil and Gas companies operating in Thailand.  The representatives from Myanmar did not attend due to their Government’s travel restrictions.


The 49th CCOP Annual Session held in Sendai, Japan

The 49th Annual Session of the Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia (CCOP) was held at Sendai International Center in Japan on 20-24 October 2013.  It was organized by the Geological Survey of Japan (GSJ), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and the CCOP Technical Secretariat (CCOP TS).

The Session was attended by representatives of the following Member Countries: CAMBODIA, CHINA, INDONESIA, JAPAN, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, LAO PDR, MALAYSIA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA,  PHILIPPINES, THAILAND, and VIETNAM.  MYANMAR attended as an observer country.  From the Cooperating Countries, DENMARK, FINLAND, GERMANY, JAPAN, THE NETHERLANDS and UNITED KINGDOM were in attendance. From the Cooperating Organizations, EuroGeoSurveys, PETRAD and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) attended the session.  Also present at the Meeting were the Honorary Advisers of CCOP.


CCOP Regional Expert attended the International Ramsar Wetland Workshop in Queenscliff, Australia 5-8 Nov 2013

On 5 to 8 November 2013, Dr Nguyen Thi Minh Ngoc, regional expert of CCOP TS attended the International Ramsar Wetland Workshop in Queenscliff, Australia.  The workshop was participated by more than 80 geologists from various countries: USA, UK, Columbia, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, China, Nepal, India and Vietnam.











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