"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."

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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.


The 50th CCOP Annual Session & 63rd CCOP Steering Committee Meeting

The 50th CCOP Annual Session was held at Gazelle International Hotel in Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea (PNG) on 20-24 October 2014.  It was organized and supported by PNG’s Department of Mineral Policy & Geohazards Management, Mineral Resources Authority, Department of Petroleum & Energy and East New Britain Provincial Government together with the CCOP Technical Secretariat (CCOP TS).

The Session was attended by 146 delegates coming from the Member Countries (CAMBODIA, CHINA, INDONESIA, JAPAN, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, LAO PDR, MALAYSIA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PHILIPPINES, THAILAND and VIETNAM), Cooperating Countries (DENMARK, FINLAND, GERMANY, THE NETHERLANDS and NORWAY), Cooperating Organizations (PETRAD and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia), Observers (MYANMAR, MONGOLIA, SOPAC) as well as Honorary Advisers of CCOP and staff of the CCOP Technical Secretariat.


4th ECF Asia Shale Gas Summit (Shanghai) 2014 & Asia Pacific Unconventional Resources Technology & Equipment Exhibition

The 4th ECF Asia Shale Gas Summit (Shanghai) 2014 and Asia Pacific Unconventional Resources Technology & Equipment Exhibition have been successfully co-organized on 14-16 October 2014 in Shanghai, China by the Energy China Forum (ECF) and the Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia (CCOP). The workshop was sponsored by Energy China Forum and co-hosted by Shanghai Energy Economy Committee, National Energy LNG R&D Center, CNPC, China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau, SZ Energy Intelligence Co., Ltd and Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. With support from the ECF International Shale Gas Forum, Shanghai Energy Economy Committee of SEA & SZ Energy Intelligence Co. Ltd and leading China producers, this conference program was a key showcase for the enhanced opportunities in the unconventional oil and gas resources in general and shale gas in particular. ASG2014 gathered government, research institutes, companies and financial professionals and senior administrators to establish the best communication platform for shale gas policy, technology and economy. The ASG2014 focused on the up-to-date information of Asia-Pacific unconventional resources and E&P technology, and provided the market trend to delegates.


CCOP-KIGAM-JDPC World water Forum on 6-8 October 2014 in Jeju, Korea

The CCOP Technical Secretariat (CCOP TS), together with the Korean Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM) and Jeju Province Development Corporation (JDPC) has successfully organized the CCOP-KIGAM-JDPC World Water Forum on 6-8 October 2014 in Jeju, Korea. There were 300 attendants from governments and private sectors related to management and utility of groundwater resources, including 18 participants from CCOP Member Countries (China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Lao PDR, Thailand, Vietnam), KIGAM and CCOP TS staff. Held in 2 days in Jeju Grand Hotel and one-day field trip around the southwestern coast of Jeju-do island, this event aimed to provide participants from CCOP Member Countries an open forum to share information on
groundwater resources as well as best practices on groundwater management and the bottled water market in CCOP Member Countries.


Dr. Adichat Surinkum, Director of CCOP TS attended the 11th ASOMM Working Group on Minerals Information and Database (WGMID), 26 – 28 August 2014, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Dr. Adichat Surinkum, Director of CCOP TS attended the 11th ASOMM Working Group on Minerals Information and Database (WGMID) held in conjunction with the other three ASOMM Working Groups Meeting on 26 – 28 August 2014 in Siem Reap, Cambodia with participants from ASEAN member States.


Mr Abatzis visit at CCOP TS

Mr Ioannis Abatzis, Vice-Chair of CCOP Advisory Group, and Representative of Denmark to CCOP visited the CCOP TS on 1 September 2014 to discuss opportunities of cooperation between CCOP and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG, http://www.aapg.org).  He informed CCOP TS that he will be one of the convenors of an AAPG organized international workshop on "Tectonics & Sedimentation of South China Sea Region" to be held on 26-28 May 2015 in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, and it will be a good opportunity for CCOP to be in the scene since this is going to be held in one of the Member Countries of CCOP with a very relevant topic for our region.


CCOP-UOT-DMR Workshop on INSAR Application for Geohazards

The CCOP Technical Secretariat, together with Department of Mineral Resources of Thailand (DMR) and University of Tokyo (Japan) has successfully organized the CCOP -DMR-UOT Workshop on INSAR Application for Geohazards on 19-20 August 2014 in Bangkok and Kanchanaburi, Thailand.  There were 34 participants from CCOP Member Countries, University of Tokyo and 3 CCOP TS staff at the seminar held in DMR meeting room and one day field trip in Kanchanaburi province.

At the Opening Ceremony Dr Adichat Surinkum delivered the welcome speech emphasizing the potential of INSAR tool to detect earth surface deformation and displacements, which are important for geohazard monitoring as well as recognition of underground deposits. Dr Sommai Techawal, DMR general inspector, gave the Opening Address on behalf of DMR. The opening address mentioned that this workshop is an open forum to share applicable aspects of INSAR & remote sensing and also to understand on the geohazard problems in Thailand and other CCOP Member Countries.


CCOP-CGS Second Workshop/Training on Integrated Geophysical and Geochemical Data Processing (IGDP), 22-24 August 2014, Kunming, China

The Second Workshop/Training of the CCOP-CGS Project on Integrated Geophysical and Geochemical Data Processing (IGDP) was held on 22-24 August 2014 in Kunming, China hosted and funded by China Geological Survey (CGS) in cooperation with CCOP.  This activity was co-organized by the Development and Research Center (DRC), CGS and Yunnan Information Center of Geology and Mineral Resources (YICGMR).

There were 45 participants in the workshop/training from CCOP and ASEAN countries (Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam) and other countries (People’s Republic of Korea, Pakistan, Peru and Sri Lanka).











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KIGAM/ISGeo Regular Training Course on Petroleum Exploration, Development and Production
Mar. 6 - 31, 2017 Daejeon, Republic of Korea
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CCOP - KIGAM Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources Project: National Coordinators Meeting & Workshop (UCM7)
Mar. 28 - 30, 2017 Bangkok, Thailand
Workshop/Training on IGDP(II) and Compilation Technology for The CCOP Member Countries
May. 22 - 24, 2017 Beijing, China
53rd CCOP Annual Session and 69th Steering Committee Meeting
Oct. 15 - 21, 2017 Cebu City, Philippines
54th CCOP Annual Session and 71st Steering Committee Meeting
Oct. 28 - Nov. 3, 2018 Busan, Republic of Korea




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