On 13 January 2021, 13:30 - 14:30 (Bangkok Time) via Zoom Application, CCOP-KIGAM-UNESCO 2021 GW Project Kick-off meeting for monitoring well site selection was conducted online. Participated by Dr Yongcheol KIM, Leader of Groundwater Research Center, Dr Eunhee LEE, Senior Research Scientist, Dr Seongkyun KIM from KIGAM, Dr. Hans Dencker Thulstrup, Representative of UNESCO-Jakarta to CCOP, Senior Programme Specialist, Water and Environmental Sciences, UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, and CCOP TS Director, Dr Young Joo LEE and team.
KIGAM –funding, technical advice for GW monitoring device installation and system, provide training course for data analysis and system operation, and established GW monitoring network to CCOP, UNESCO and Member Countries.
Energy China Forum 10th anniversary celebration and ECF 2020 10th Asia-Pacific Shale Gas & Oil Summit was successfully held on 21-23 October 2020 in Shanghai. This summit was jointly hosted by Shanghai United Institute for Unconventional Resources (SUI) and Shanghai Energy Economy Committee of SEA and supported by co-organizers China Petroleum Enterprises Association and Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia (CCOP).
For more details and updates, please visit www.energychinaforum.com.
The President of Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM, Dr. Bok Chul KIM) recommended me to join the Stay Strong! Campaign, Corona Overcoming SNS Relay hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Korea. Sincere thanks to President Bok Chul KIM of KIGAM for paving this opportunity for me to contribute to this helpful campaign in invigorating the populace in this trying time.
Nowadays, global world is struggling with the COVID-19 Pandemic. This kind of global infectious disease can be seen many times in human history and can be expected to continue plaguing mankind in the future. I believe that the fight against the Corona virus, which interferes with all human lives, can be defeated and prevented through rapid and accurate information sharing of the global community. CCOP, as an intergovernmental organization, will strive to make our planet safer and will vigorously exert efforts towards the most efficient information sharing in order to overcome this worldwide situation.
The CCOP Annual Report for 2019 is now available both in printed and digital formats. The report summarizes the projects and activities carried out during the year 2019, the financial standing and more.
It is of 71 colored pages. Its digital file (reduced resolution) with about 4.7MB size can be downloaded from this link, http://www.ccop.asia/download/2020/CCOP-AR2019.pdf.
On 23 January 2020, Associate Professor Adam Switzer, holding concurrent positions as Principal Investigator at the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) and Assistant Professor at the Asian School of Environment, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, succeeded Prof. Kerry Sieh as Permanent Representative of Singapore to CCOP.
Assoc Prof Switzer is primarily a sedimentologist with interests in coastal geomorphology, palaeoenvironments and natural hazards. The overarching driver of his research is a desire to use geomorphological and sedimentological techniques to solve contemporary problems at local, regional and international scales. His main research interest lies in using coastal stratigraphy to define the recurrence interval of catastrophic marine inundation events (tsunami or large storms) and investigate the relationship between tectonics and climate change in coastal systems.