The CCOP Action Planning was organized on 19-20 August 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand with attendance by Chairman of CCOP Steering Committee, Chairman of Advisory Group, members of the Working Committee and representatives of 11 member countries. The meeting aimed to come up with practical action plans that are based on SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Agreed upon, Realistic and Time-based).
The CCOP Technical Secretariat, in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Bangkok and the Department of Mineral Resources of Thailand (DMR), has successfully co-organized the 2nd CCOP-DMR-UNESCO Symposium on Developing Geoparks within East & Southeast Asia Region-Geoparks in Mekong Countries on 22-24 July 2015 at Sima Thani Hotel in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. The meeting was attended by 65 participants from CCOP Member Countries, including 1 from Cambodia, 5 from Republic of Korea, 1 from Lao PDR, 1 from Myanmar, 2 from Philippines, 1 from Vietnam, 3 UNESCO resource persons, 48 local participants in Thailand and 3 CCOP TS staff.
Aiming to bring together sub-regional, national and international geopark experts for a common sense of geoparks, geoheritages and sharing national issues/experiences of geopark application and development, the technical seminar was held with a two-day seminar in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand and one full-day field trip to visit geosites and non-geosites with potential to develop geoparks in the region.
The CCOP Technical Secretariat, together with the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), DENR, Philippines organized a Regional Meeting on the Production of CCOP Coffee Table Book on the “Best practices on mine rehabilitation and decommissioning” on 22-25 June 2015 in the Philippines, with attendance by 19 national coordinators from CCOP Member Countries and CCOP Technical Secretariat. Part of this meeting is a three-day fieldwork/site visit in Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation and Coral Bay Nickel Corporation in Bataraza, Palawan on 23-25 June 2015.
The CCOP Technical Secretariat, in cooperation with the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) organized a Technical Workshop on Geohazards and Climate Change on 15 June 2015 at DMR Conference Room in Bangkok, Thailand. The objective of this workshop is to have an interactive exchange of ideas as well as insights by CCOP member countries on aspects related to geohazards and climate changes, such as groundwater modeling in coastal areas, community-based landslide programme, geohazard early warning system. There were 58 participants including 3 resource persons from Geological Survey of Finland (GTK), 2 from Chaipattana Foundation, 1 from Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, 2 from Indonesia, 46 from Thailand, 2 from Vietnam and 3 from CCOPTS.
The new UnCon Project was successfully launched on 9 June 2015 in Gyeongju, Korea with nearly 100 participants from various Korean governmental organizations, oil and gas companies, and CCOP member countries. Following the launching, a Technical Session and Meeting was held on 10-11 June 2015. This was attended by 21 participants from the CCOP member countries (including the CCOP TS). Dr Christopher Schenk presented the USGS Assessments of Unconventional gas and oil resources- the methodology and US experience, during the Symposium on 9 June 2015. More detailed presentations of the same topic plus case studies and details on the methodology with best practices were presented during the meeting and technical session on 10-11 June.
The CCOP Technical Secretariat (CCOP TS) in cooperation with the Global CCS Institute, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and PETRONAS successfully conducted the CCS-M C2W1 Malaysia case study workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 2-4 June 2015. The objectives are to have a deeper understanding of the methodologies for the selection of technically accessible CO2 geological storage reservoir and estimation of storage capacity. The agenda included hands-on exercises to assess and test the CCOP Guideline (Guideline) on the methodologies for selecting CO2 storage sites and estimation of capacities using data from selected the Sarawak basin, the case study area of Malaysia. The invited persons are from Australia (CSIRO and GCCSI), Norway (NPD) and CCOP member countries, notably Malaysia (PETRONAS).
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
CCS-M Indonesia Case Study: Workshop on Public Engagement of CCS Projects (C1W2)|
Nov. 4 - 6, 2015 Surabaya, Indonesia
On-site Seamless Geology Workshop (in cross-border areas between Thailand and Cambodia)|
Nov. 7 - 11, 2015 Thailand/Cambodia
Third Workshop/Training on Integrated Geophysical and Geochemical Data Processing (IGDP)|
Nov. 12 - 14, 2015 Beijing, China
51st CCOP Annual Session|
Nov. 23 - 27, 2015 Xi’an, China
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65th CCOP Steering Committee Meeting|
Nov. 28 - 29, 2015 Xi’an, China
5th International Conference on Earth Science and Climate Change|
Jul. 25 - 27, 2016 Bangkok, Thailand
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