"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 Annual Report 2012 is out!

The CCOP Annual Report for 2012 is now available both in printed and digital formats.  The report summarizes the projects and activities carried out during the year 2012, the financial standing and more.  It is of 40 colored pages.  Its digital file can be downloaded from this link:  http://www.ccop.or.th/download/CCOP-AR2012.pdf


DMR-CCOP East and Southeast Asia Geopark Symposium

The Royal Thai Department of Mineral Resources and CCOP Technical Secretariat, organized the East and Southeast Asia Geopark Symposium, which was held on 26-30 March 2013 at Sunee Grand Hotel, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand.  The symposium focused on issues related to geoheritage sites and proposed areas for geopark in South, Southeast and East Asia.  Geoheritage sites can be used as geological evidences and correlation standards, and supporting materials for further geological researches, and in turn can help to enhance the community socio-economic benefits on the basis of integrated development and management.


60th CCOP Steering Committee Meeting, 26-28 March 2013 in Ubon Ratchathani

The 60th CCOP Steering Committee (SC) Meeting was held at the Sunee Grand Hotel, Ubon Ratchathani, 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, Mr Holger Bietz from the Global CCS Institute (Australia) as Observer 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 Suttinun Boonmee, Vice-Governor of Ubon Ratchathani Province;  (b) Permanent Representative of Thailand to CCOP, Director-General of the Department of Mineral Resources, Thailand, Mr.  Praneet Roibang;  and (c) Vice-Minister, Ministry of Natural Resources, Thailand, Dr. Pithaya Pookaman.  The Chairman of the CCOP Steering Committee Meeting, Permanent Representative of Indonesia to CCOP and Head of the Geological Agency of Indonesia, Dr R. Sukhyar opened the 60th CCOP Steering Committee Meeting.


CCOP – Norway EPPM Program Dissemination Seminar of the Project 1 (P1) Cross-border Case Study of North Sumatra – Mergui Basin

The EPPM P1 Dissemination seminar was conducted as a back-to-back activity in Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok from 20 to 22 March 2013. The aim is to report the outcomes and recommendations of the study teams to the stakeholders.  The EPPM Program is funded by the Royal Norwegian Government and with the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate as CCOP’s technical partner.  The case study area is a petroleum basin that is shared by three (3) Member Countries of CCOP – Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.

The case study was supported by technical activities – series of workshops & training courses, coordination meetings, and geological fieldworks conducted over a period of ~4 years.  The case study countries provided the data and local expertise over their area of the basin.  The data and knowledge from the 3 countries were integrated and combined with expertise from Norway and other cooperating countries that resulted in a better understanding of the big geologic picture of the basin – enhancing geological interpretations and predictions that can be translated into a higher drilling success in the future.

For PDF file of the report with figures, you can download from this link:  http://www.ccop.or.th/download/EPPM-P1DS_report.pdf


Technical Seminar on “Modern Remote Sensing for Integrated National Land Safety and Management - International Satellite Constellation 2013” in Bangkok, 20 March 2013

The Technical Seminar on “Modern Remote Sensing for Integrated National Land Safety and Management - International Satellite Constellation 2013” was jointly organized by University of Tokyo, VisionTech (Japan), Department of Minerals (DMR), Thailand and CCOP Technical Secretariat in Bangkok, Wednesday 20 March 2013 with participation of 5 speakers, 45 participants from Thailand, Germany, Japan and 4 CCOPTS staff.

During the seminar, speakers presented natural hazard problems and mitigation plan in Thailand, and shared experiences on application of Remote Sensing tools for natural hazard monitoring and management. The last session of the seminar is the panel discussion focused on 3 main topics: 1) Future possibility of radar remote sensing for hazard monitoring; 2) Requirements for achievement of effective satellite monitoring system; 3) Possibility of future collaboration framework between Japan, Thailand and other CCOP countries.


CCOP-GSJ/AIST-JMG/UMT DelSEA II Meeting: Short Course on Coastal Geology and Management, 10 - 16 March 2013, Terengganu, Malaysia

The CCOP-GSJ/AIST-JMG/UMT DelSEA II Meeting: Short Course on Coastal Geology and Management, 10 - 16 March 2013, Terengganu, Malaysia was jointly organized during 10-16 March 2013 in Kuala Terengganu and Kota Bharu, Malaysia by National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology of Geological Survey of Japan (GSJ/AIST), Minerals and Geoscience Department of Malaysia (JMG), Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) and CCOP Technical Secretariat with the participation of 2 resource persons, 3 guest speakers, 8 participants from CCOP member countries, 40 local participants and 2 CCOPTS staff.


The CCOP-GSJ/AIST Groundwater Project Phase II Meeting, 26-28 February 2013, Hanoi, Vietnam

The CCOP Groundwater Project Phase II continues to be supported by the Japanese Government through Geological Survey of Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).   During 26-28 February 2013, the CCOP-GSJ/AIST-MONRE/CWRPI Groundwater Project Phase II meeting was jointly organized in Hanoi, Vietnam by National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology of Geological Survey of Japan (GSJ/AIST), Center for Water Resources Monitoring and Forecast of Ministry of Natural resources and Environment (MONRE/CWRPI) and CCOP Technical Secretariat. It was attended by a total of twenty-one participants from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Timor- Leste, Vietnam and the CCOP Technical Secretariat.


Workshop on Natural Hazards and Climate Change Adaptation

Climate change and its potential impact on natural hazards are high on the political and scientific agenda. The recent special report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX) focuses on the relationship between climate change and extreme weather and climate events as well as the impacts of these events on vulnerable societies.

The Workshop on Natural Hazards and Climate Change Adaptation was jointly organized by the Minerals and Geoscience Department of Malaysia (JMG), Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Institute of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (SEADPRI-UKM), Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) and CCOP Technical Secretariat (CCOP-TS), in conjunction with the 48th Annual Session of the CCOP, held from 4-8 November 2012 in Langkawi Island, Malaysia. The Workshop was officiated by the Dato’ Zakaria Mohamad, State Director of JMG (Selangor & Kuala Lumpur), Minerals and Geoscience Department Malaysia. It was attended by 41 participant from various agencies from CCOP member countries, namely Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Norway, United Kingdom and Finland.


JMG-DELTARES-CCOP Expert Meeting on Land Subsidence in Coastal Megacities, 9 Nov 2012

In conjunction with the 48th CCOP Annual Session a one-day Expert Meeting was held on land subsidence. Nine presentations were scheduled and lengthy discussions took place in the meeting that was well attended (some 28 participants, from 8 different countries).  Presentations focused on the phenomena of land subsidence, ensuing problems and methods to stop subsidence and/or mitigate impacts. All presentations have been shared among the participants. As could be witnessed during the Expert Meeting several CCOP Member Countries are faced with the impact of severe land subsidence (examples from Jakarta, other cities in Indonesia, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City). 


48th CCOP Annual Session in Langkawi, Malaysia

The 48th Annual Session of the Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia (CCOP) was held at the Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa in Langkawi, Malaysia on 5-8 November 2012.  It was organized by the Minerals and Geoscience Department Malaysia (JMG), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE) Malaysia and the Technical Secretariat of CCOP (CCOP TS) in cooperation with PETRONAS.    There were 109 delegates attending the Session from the following: Member Countries - CAMBODIA, CHINA, INDONESIA, JAPAN, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, LAO PDR, MALAYSIA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PHILIPPINES, SINGAPORE, THAILAND, and VIETNAM; Cooperating Countries - CANADA, DENMARK, FINLAND, GERMANY, JAPAN, THE NETHERLANDS, NORWAY and UNITED KINGDOM; Cooperating Organizations - PETRAD and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM); and Honorary Advisers of CCOP.  The staff of CCOP Technical Secretariat (CCOPTS) and JMG provided the necessary conference services.











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The 2nd Symposium on Developing Geoparks within East & Southeast Asia region - Geoparks in Mekong Countries
Jul. 22 - 24, 2015 Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
Delta Session in the XIX INQUA (International Union for Quaternary Research)
Jul. 27 - Aug. 2, 2015 Nagoya, Japan
CCOP-MOFA Shale Gas International Conference
September 12, 2015 Seoul, Republic of Korea
Technical Session at the 50th Anniversary of VIGMR
September 30, 2015 Hanoi, Vietnam
ASEAN Mineral Resources Database Training/Workshop
Oct. 4 - 30, 2015 Tsukuba, Japan
KIGAM Regular Training Course on Coastal Geology and Geohazards (GeoCoast)
Oct. 5 - 21, 2015
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8th International Conference on Asian Marine Geology (ICAMG-8)
Oct. 5 - 10, 2015 Jeju, Korea
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The 5th Asia Shale Gas Summit and Asia-Pacific Unconventional Resource Tech & Equip EXPO (ECF2015)
Oct. 12 - 14, 2015 Shanghai, China
CCOP-ASEAN Harmonized Geology In-House Workshop
Nov. 2 - 6, 2015 Phnom Penh, Cambodia
On-site Seamless Geology Workshop (in cross-border areas between Thailand and Cambodia)
Nov. 7 - 11, 2015 Thailand/Cambodia
51st CCOP Annual Session
Nov. 23 - 27, 2015 Xi’an, China
65th CCOP Steering Committee Meeting
Nov. 28 - 29, 2015 Xi’an, China




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