The CCOP- ASEAN Seamless Geology Project Meeting was held simultaneously with the 52nd CCOP Annual Session (31 Oct-3 Nov 2016), on the 2nd of Nov 2016 (9am-12.15pm), at Jubilee Ballroom A, 11th Floor, Berkeley Hotel, Bangkok. The meeting was chaired by Dr Yasukuni Okubo from the Geological Survey of Japan AIST. The CCOP- ASEAN Seamless Geology Project was initiated in 2013 with the goals of standardization of the geological legend, compilation of 1:1 million seamless geology maps and to be operated by the web-GIS system.
The meeting was attended by 19 delegations representing Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam & the CCOP TS. The meeting started with progress report presentation by DrYasukuni Okubo, followed by Myanmar field survey report by Dr Yutaka Takahashi from the Geological Survey of Japan and presentation on Harmonization over cross-border areas, by Mr Sompob Wongsomsak from the Department of Mineral Resources, Thailand. Further presentations on the future plan of the project were deliberated, again by Dr Yasukuni Okubo, and for Lao PDR by Mr Kuangnuvong Telpvongsa from the Department of Geology and Minerals. The tentative schedule for next year plan is capacity building in IT training and field survey in Japan and Laos, respectively, September-November 2017.
The discussions that had taken place came up with many significant points that include: