"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."

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

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

CCOP Guideline on the Methodologies for Selecting Geological Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Storage and Estimation of Storage Capacities

This publication introduces the guiding principle adopted by CCOP on methodologies for selecting geological CO2 storage and estimation of storage capacities, gives a brief overview of the current status of storage capacity assessments per CCOP country, provide some details regarding the development of the Guideline, such as the workflow and adopted capacity estimation calculation methods.

This can be downloaded from CCS-M webpage, in particular from this link, http://www.ccop.or.th/ccsm/details/CCOP-GUIDELINE-on-the-Methodologies-for-Selecting-Geological-CO2-Storage-and-Estimation-of-Storage-Capacities--Download-here-

Kick-off Meeting of CCOP/ASEAN Harmonized Geology Project

The new initiative “CCOP-ASEAN Harmonized Geology” project was proposed and endorsed at the 62nd CCOP Steering Committee meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand on 4-6 March 2014 and will be implemented in a cooperating mechanism amongst CCOP, ASEAN and Geological Survey of Japan, AIST.   The goals of the project are 1) standardization of geology legend; 2) compilation of 1:1 million seamless geology and 3) development of data management system using free and open sources as web-GIS.  Participating countries include Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Laos, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The planned activities in 3 years (2014-2016) include 1) workshops for harmonization of geologic symbols, OneGeology specification, Web GIS technology, data dissemination and analysis and 2) meetings for compilation, discussion, exchange knowledge and experience on the geological setting of the region. To facilitate the implementation of this project, CCOP TS has been forming the project’s Working Group and held two technical meetings on 21 October 2013 in Sendai, Japan and 3 March 2014 in Chiang Mai, Thailand with participants from CCOP member countries, to discuss on the concept, task group and plan. Resource persons for the project are being trained in Web-GIS training courses by GSJ experts in Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar.

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KIGAM Regular Training Course on Coastal Geology and Geohazards
Sep. 15 - 30, 2014 IS-Geo, Daejeon, Korea
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The 6th Jeju Water World Forum
Oct. 6 - 9, 2014 Jeju Island, Korea
50th CCOP Annual Session & 63rd CCOP Steering Committee Meeting
Oct. 19 - 26, 2014 Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
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