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What's New

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.

Cooperation Opportunity with IERI, Republic of Korea

Dr. Kyoung-Woong Kim, Director of the International Environmental Research Institute (IERI) and Professor of the School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Republic of Korea, visited the CCOPTS and introduced IERI and GIST. IERI was founded in 2001 with the purpose of establishing a research institute for the United Nations University (UNU) at GIST.  Since then IERI has been contributing to the improvement of the international environment both domestically and overseas, by educating researchers and supporting technologies in developing countries, as well as R&D to cope with climate change through joint activities on international environmental research. For more information about IERI, you may visit their website, http://ieri.gist.ac.kr/eng/index.php.

CCOPTS New Director, Dr. Young Joo Lee

It has been over a month that Dr. Young Joo Lee, formerly from Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), assumed office as the Director of the CCOP Technical Secretariat (CCOPTS). April 2019, his first month has been hectic with several activities and mission trips aside from CCOPTS staff meetings.

1 April 2019.  His first day as CCOPTS Director.

2 April 2019.  Official visit of CCOP Advisory Group Chairman, Ioannis Abatzis, to CCOPTS Director

3 April 2019.  Courtesy visit to Dr Sommai Techawan, Permanent Representative of Thailand to CCOP, and Director-General of the Department of Mineral Resources, Thailand

ECF2018 3rd Oil and Gas Tech Innovation Award Report
ECF2018 3rd Oil and Gas Tech Innovation Award Ceremony took place during the evening of October 17th, 2018 at Jianguo Hotel, Shanghai, China. Initiated by Shanghai United Institute for Unconventional Resources and the Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia (CCOP). This award aims to recognize and reward innovative technologies and products that has the potential to make significant contributions towards the oil and gas industry.
In order to ensure the safety of energy supply, China continues to increase the exploration and development of domestic shale gas. In recent years, a significant increase in technical recoverable reserves has been seen in China. As the great achievement been made, it is critical for the industry to convert these technology recoverable reserves into economically recoverable reserves. 

The 2nd Workshop of IGDP Phase II Project, Guangzhou, China

As part of the 3rd Workshop & Training Courses on Capacity Building on Marine Geoscience and Geohazards Reduction & Prevention for ASEAN Member States, the 2nd Workshop of IGDP Project Phase II (IGDP-II2) was held in Guangzhou, China on 17-19 July 2018.   This was funded by China Geological Survey, and hosted by Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey.  There were 26 participants from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and from CCOPTS.

The IGDP-II2 started with the opening remarks by Dr Adichat Surinkum, CCOPTS Director and welcoming address by Dr Zhang Minghua, the IGDP Project Leader.

Country report on geoscience database development, geoscience data processing technology, application & case study of RGIS-IGDP software, and national geophysical compilation were presented.

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