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What's New

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.

KIGAM Regular Training Course on Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources 2018
During a series of regular training courses provided by the KIGAM/IS-Geo in collaboration with the CCOP for member countries, the KIGAM/ISGeo training course on Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources was conducted from 22 January – 10 February 2018 in the International School for Geoscience Resources (IS-Geo) of KIGAM, Daejeon, Korea, with 19 participants, 18 of which are from 8 CCOP Member Countries. 
Aiming to foster professionals from all over the world in the field of unconventional energy related research as well as to enhance the capabilities of the cooperating countries/organizations with Korea/KIGAM and to meet the high interest regarding “Unconventional Oil and Gas”, this 3-week training course provided participants an interdisciplinary approach to explore the academic knowledge and practical skills on the application of suitability analysis in the field of unconventional oil and gas. The contents of this course comprised a general overview on Oil Sand, CBM&Shale gas and Gas Hydrate. Seventeen Korean/foreign instructors were involved in the course. Four lecturers from USGS came to KIGAM to take charge of gas hydrate module in this time. 

CCOP-DMR Special Talk on World Bank Funded Mineral Exploration Project in Lao PDR
The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) of Thailand and CCOPTS co-hosted the special talk on 9 February at the DMR Conference Room.  The presentation on “WORLD BANK-FUNDED PILOT GEOLOGICAL MAPPING PROJECT IN NORTHERN LAOS WITH THE AID OF HIGH RESOLUTION AIRBORNE GEOPHYSICS: METHODOLOGY AND INITIAL FINDINGS, was made by Mr. Peter Fiedfield, currently the leader of this project. He had a lot of experiences working with the British Geological Survey and had some field works with DMR on Southeast Asia Granitic Study during 1990s. The special talk was attended by 60 geoscientists from DMR and Department of Primary Industry and Mines (DPIM).

Third International Congress on Geology, Resources and Geohazards of Myanmar (GEOMYANMAR 2018)

Myanmar Geosciences Society organized the Third International Congress on Geology, Resources, Geo-hazards of Myanmar and Surrounding regions, GEOMYANMAR2018, during 31 January to 2 February, 2018 in Yangon, Myanmar.  The first one was organized in 2012. GEOMYANMAR 2018 is intended to expand participation from geoscience communities from Southeast Asia and worldwide to open a new chapter of collaboration among international geological institutions.   More than 400 geoscientists from more than 12 countries attended this conference. CCOPTS Director was invited to give a presentation on “Roles of CCOP on Promoting the Geoscience Cooperation in Southeast Asia. 

CCOP Annual Report 2017 is now out!

The CCOP Annual Report for 2017 is now available both in printed and digital formats. The report summarizes the projects and activities carried out during the year 2017, the financial standing and more. It is of 60 colored pages.

Its digital file with about 2.5MB size can be downloaded from this link,  http://www.ccop.asia/article/ccop-annual-report-2017-is-now-out-


The 2nd GSi Project International Workshop

Co-funded by the Geological Survey of Japan, AIST and the Department of Geology and Minerals under Laos’ Ministry of Energy and Mines, the Second International Workshop of the CCOP Geoinformation Sharing Infrastructure for East and Southeast Asia (GSi) Project was held on 5-7 December 2017 at Sunway Hotel, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR. Twenty (20) participants the member countries (Cambodia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam) including the staff of the CCOP Technical Secretariat (CCOP TS) attended the workshop.

Mr Khoune Phetsengsy, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Geology & Minerals of Laos’ Ministry of Energy and Mines, and Dr Adichat Surinkum, CCOPTS Director welcomed all the participants to the workshop. Dr Shinji Takarada, GSi Project Leader from the Geological Survey of Japan (GSJ) introduced the progress of the project to  all the participants and Dr Joel Bandibas of GSJ presented the status of the GSi system development.

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(POSTPONED) 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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