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Ten-Year Celebration on the Establishment of the Sirindhorn Museum

On Tuesday 28 May 2019, Dr Young Joo Lee, Director of CCOP TS and Dr Dhiti Tulyatid, Regional Expert, represented CCOP TS and attended the ceremony on the Tenth Year Celebration on the Establishment of the Sirindhorn Museum in Sahat Sakhan District, Kalasin Province, as invited by the Royal Thai Department of Mineral Resources. Dr Adichat Surinkum, former Director of CCOP TS also attended the ceremony.


Attendance to the 75th Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

During May 27th – 31st,2019 Dr.Young Joo Lee, Director of CCOP TS and Dr.Dhiti Tulyatid, Regional Expert, represented CCOP TS and attended the 75th Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) at the United Nations Building, Bangkok, Thailand.

The seventy-fifth session of the Commission was held on May 27th – 31st, 2019 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok. The session was comprised of a ministerial segment, which was held on May 27th, and 28th, and a senior officials segment, from May 29th to 31st. In 2019, theme study was focused on the “Empowerment and Inclusion in Asia and the Pacific”.


Courtesy visit to the Finland Embassy in Bangkok

On May 27th 2019, Dr.Young Joo Lee, Director of CCOP TS, along with Ms.Marivic Pulvera Uzarraga, Manager, Project Operation and Information of CCOPTS, officially visited the Finland Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand.

On behalf of the Honorable Ambassador Suikkari-Kleven, Mr Heikki Karhu, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Finland, Bangkok, and Ms Leeni Toivanen, Junior Desk Officer welcomed the director of CCOP and staff.


Official Visit to the Department of Mineral Fuels

On May 22nd, 2019,  Dr.Young Joo Lee, Director of CCOP TS, along with Dr.Dhiti Tulyatid, Regional Expert, and Ms.Marivic Pulvera Uzarraga, Manager: Project Operation and Information, officially visited the Department of Mineral Fuels (DMF), Ministry of Energy, Bangkok, Thailand.

Ms Premrutai Vinaiphat, Director General of DMF, and staff including: Dr Phumee Srisuwon, Deputy Director General, Mr Wutthipong Khongphetsak, Head of the Unconventional Group, and Mr Thananchai Mahatthanachai, Professional Geologist and a coordinator to CCOP-Uncon Project, welcomed the director of CCOP and staff.


The 10th session of Expert Group on Resource Management

 The UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) Resource Management Week was held in Geneva, Switzerland during April 29th – May 3rd, 2019. This meeting was organized by the Committee on Sustainable Energy, Economic Commission for Europe and Social Council. Dr. Dhiti Tulatid, Regional Expert, CCOPT TS, participated in the meeting as a representative of CCOP and reported on the activities of CCOP related to UNFC & UNRMS.

 On April 29th-30th, 2019, the meeting covered the Workshop on the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources and the United Nations Resource Management System (UNFC – UNRMS Workshop), which training and presentation on UNFC and UNRMS and its alignment with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was included. The workshop was given by Per Blystad, Sigurd Heiburg, & Michael Neumann. In addition, Resources for sustainable development: challenges, opportunities & outlook was delivered by Bas de Leeuw, Managing Director World Resources Forum Association. 


Official Visit to the Vietnam Petroleum Institute

 On April 24th 2019, Dr. Young Joo Lee, Director of CCOP TS, accompanied by Dr. Dhiti Tulyatid, Regional Expert, and Professor Dr. Azra N. Tutuncu, UnCon13 Resource Person from Colorado School of Mines, U.S.A., officially visited the Vietnam Petroleum Institute (VPI), Hanoi.


Visit to the Vietnam Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

Dr. Young Joo Lee, Director of CCOP TS, along with Dr. Dhiti Tulyatid, Regional Expert, officially visited the Vietnam Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (VIGMR), Hanoi on April 24th, 2019. Professor Dr. Tran Tan Van, Director General, VIGMR was informed about the recent MoU signing between CCOP and YES (Young Earth Scientists. Dr Lee indicated his intention to make CCOP the best geoscience international organization in the region.


Courtesy visit to the General Department of Geology and Minerals of Vietnam

Dr. Young Joo Lee, Director of CCOP TS, along with Dr. Dhiti Tulyatid, Regional Expert, and Ms Marivic Pulvera Uzarraga, Manager: Project Operation and Information, officially visited the General Department of Geology and Minerals of Vietnam (GDGMV), Hanoi on April 22nd, 2019.

Dr. Nguyen Van Nguyen, Deputy Director General, GDGMV and Permanent Representative of Vietnam to CCOP congratulated Dr Lee for his new position as Director of CCOP TS and mentioned that Vietnam has several offices to involve with CCOP’s activities.


ECF2019 9th Asia-Pacific Shale Gas & Oil Summit

We would like to announce that the Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programs in East and Southeast Asia (CCOP) will co-organize with Energy China Forum (ECF) for the ECF2019 9th Asia-Pacific Shale Gas & Oil Summit (ECF2019) on 25-27 September 2019 at Jianguo Hotel, Shanghai, China. We are proud and honoured to be working again with our Partners and Members to host this important industry event.


Call for Applications to CCOP-IERI Internship Fall Semester 2019

An internship program is being developed between CCOP and IERI.  In the process, at least one slot is being offered to young geoscientists in geological survey and relevant organizations in CCOP Member Countries for the 2019 Fall Semester.  Among the qualifications of the candidate is that he/she must be currently working in the field of environment, energy, climate changes or related fields.











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74th CCOP Steering Committee Meeting
Mar. 23 - 26, 2020 Siem Reap, Cambodia
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GSJ International Training Course on Practical Geological Survey Techniques
Jun. 9 - 26, 2020 GSJ, Tsukuba, Japan
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56th CCOP Annual Session & 75th Steering Committee Meeting
Nov. 1 - 7, 2020 Lombok Island, Indonesia
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