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.
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.
The CCOP Technical Secretariat, together with Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM, Korea), Department of Groundwater (DGR, Thailand), Department of Mineral resources (DMR, Thailand) and Asian Institute of Technology (AIT, Thailand) has successfully co-organized the CCOP-KIGAM-DGR-DMR-AIT Technical Workshop on "Solution for groundwater problems in CCOP region" in Pathumthani, Thailand, with 25 participants from CCOP Member Countries, project leader from KIGAM, 1 invited guest, 3 resource persons and 4 CCOP staff. This is one of collaboration activities between CCOP, KIGAM, DGR, DMR and AIT, within the framework of the CCOP-KIGAM Project on “Solution for groundwater problems in CCOP region”, kindly supported by KIGAM, Korea.
The workshop included two-day seminar with keynote presentations by KIGAM, AIT, countries’ report presentation and plenary discussion, followed by a visit to a Geological Museum and a field trip to the Regional Center 2 of Groundwater Department in Suphan Buri Province. Presentation of countries’ reports focused on hot issues of groundwater utilization and management.
Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia (CCOP) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) for strengthening cooperation in the field of geosciences. The CCOP Director, Dr. Adichat Surinkum and AIT Interim President Prof. Worsak Kanok Nukulchai signed the MoU on 28 August 2013.
The agreement is aimed at fostering collaborating in geosciences research and increasing capability of personnel in relevant institutions in CCOP member countries in the fields of policy development, planning, management and technology of geosciences.
On August 27, 2013, CCOP TS staff and DMR colleagues have a meeting with Prof. Dr. Koji Wakita, Yamaguchi University at the DMR meeting room, Bangkok, Thailand, on the topic of advantages and opportunities of post-graduate courses for students from Thailand and other CCOP member countries.
The Proceedings of the 48th CCOP Annual Session held in Langkawi, Malaysia on 5-8 November 2012 is now available for download from this link, http://www.ccop.or.th/download/as/48as1.pdf
The proceedings include the minutes of the session, CCOP Progress Report and its Workplan, Member and Cooperating Countries Reports as well as Cooperating Organizations Reports, among others. This proceedings is in PDF format, and is of 5.6MB filesize.
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