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CCOP joins Stay Strong! Campaign

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.

CCOP Annual Report 2019 is now out!

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.



Assoc Prof Adam Switzer new Permanent Representative of Singapore to CCOP

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.

Call for Applications to CCOP-IERI Internship Fall Semester 2020

We are pleased to announce that the recruitment for the 2020 Fall Semester CCOP-IERI internship program is now open.  Though it is still uncertain when the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic settles down, we are working on the following schedule for the subject internship.

  1. Recruitment period: 16th of March - 17th of April 2020 (1 month)
  2. Evaluation and interview: End of April - Mid of May 2020
  3. Result announcement: End of May 2020
  4. Visa application and ticketing: June - July 2020
  5. Internship period: Early Aug - End of Dec 2020

CCOP & DMR visit the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

 Dr. Young Joo Lee, CCOPTS Director, accompanied by Dr. Sommai Techawawan, Director-General of the Department of Mineral Resources, and Datuk Shahar Effendi Bin Abdullah Azizi, Chairman of the CCOP Executive Committee, paid a visit to Mr. Warawut Silpa-Archa, Ministry of Natural Recourses and Environment on 17th December, 2019. Dr. Lee thanked Thailand for hosting the 55th CCOP Annual Session and the 73rd CCOP Steering Committee Meeting, which was held on 3rd-9th November, 2019 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The Director then introduced CCOP’s activities including a 2020 plan that focuses on the preparation of geological data in urban geology.

Opportunities in China Shale Gas & Oil - Energy China Forum (ECF) 2019 9th Asia-Pacific Shale Gas & Oil Summit News Release

Energy China Forum 2019 9th Asia-Pacific Shale Gas & Oil Summit was successfully held on 25-27 September 2019 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.

See more at http://en.energychinaforum.com/news/detail/0_63449.html

The Director’s Official Visit to Korea (Overall Summary)

An overall summary of the Director's official visit to Republic of Korea between 27 August 2019 and 6 September 2019.

Dr Young Joo Lee, Director of CCOP TS, visited the Ministry of Unification in Republic of Korea. The Director spoke with Ms Hyeonjeong Lim, Director of the Development Cooperation Division of the Inter-Korean Exchange & Cooperation Bureau. The Deputy Directors from the same division, Mr Dong-Ki Han and Ms Gowoon Lee, have also attended. The Ministry of Unification confirmed to support North Korea’s participation in the 55th CCOP Annual Session. CCOP is to contact North Korea immediately and directly through the Embassy in Thailand.

The China-ASEAN Mining Cooperation Forum & Exhibition: The 9th Liaison Officials Meetings

Dr Young Joo Lee, Director of CCOP Technical Secretariat, and Dr Dhiti Tulyatid, Regional Expert, participated in the 9th Liaison Officials Meeting of the China-ASEAN Mining Cooperation Forum & Exhibition (CAMCF) held on 12 July 2019 at the Shangri-la Jakarta Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia. CAMCF offered three special international training courses: 1. 7th China-ASEAN Mining Industry Talent Exchange Training Class (CAMCF Secretariat, 21 days); 2. the 2018 Geological Survey Information Technology Training Classes for Developing Countries (MFA & CGS); and finally 3. the Geological Disaster Prevention and Control Technology Training Class for the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor (organized by CGS).

Visit to Permanent Representative of Indonesia to CCOP

Dr Young Joo Lee, Director of CCOP Technical Secretariat, together with Dr Dhiti Tulyatid, Regional Expert, had a courtesy visit to Mr Rudy Suhendar, Permanent Representative of Indonesia to CCOP, Head of the Geological Agency, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR), at his office in Jakarta, Indonesia. Dr Rudy Suhendar and his staff, including:Dr Eko Budi Lelono (Head of Center for Geoligical Survey);Andiani (Head of Groundwater and Environmental Geology); Kasbani (Head of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation); Iman Sinulingga (Head of Mineral Resources, Coal and Geothermal); Ratdomo Purbo (Secretary of Geological Agency); Dadan Kusnida (Head of R&D Agency); and Setyorini (Head of LEMIGAS); Moehamad Awaludin(Head of Mineral Exploration); and Dr. S.S Rita Susilawati (Head of Coal Division); welcomed Dr Young Joo Lee and Dr Dhiti Tulyatid.

CCOP-KIGAM-DGR Workshop on Transboundary Aquifer Monitoring and Management in Mekong Basin -Efforts for Climate Resilient Groundwater Management and Restoration

The meeting was aware of the exchange of technology and experiences. It was suggested that a clear topic should be defined to working together, i.e., saline soil over Thailand & Lao. A training course was also encouraging. However, national coordinators need to be the same throughout the project. It is also encourage that participating countries share their groundwater data in order to have better understanding about the transboundary aquifer; then they could properly specify the areas of the transboundary aquifer. This must be carried out in small selected areas for the start (KIGAM cannot support a countrywide work).

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