Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia (CCOP)

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History

1966, Bangkok (Thailand), by 4 countries, as Committee for Coordination of Joint Prospecting for Mineral Resources in Asian Offshore Areas -- Comité pour la coordination de la prospection commune des ressources minérales au large des côtes de l'Asie. A special regional body, originally under the aegis of the then United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (ECAFE), currently United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). Became an independent intergovernmental organization in 1987 with 11 East and Southeast Asian member countries. Subsequently changed title to Coordinating Committee for Coastal and Offshore Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia, at 23rd meeting of the Steering Committee, 5 May 1994, Phuket (Thailand). Current title adopted in 2002.

Aims

Facilitate and coordinate implementation of applied geoscience programmes in East and Southeast Asia in order to contribute to economic development and improvement of quality of life in the region.

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Activities

Networking/liaising; awareness raising; projects/programmes; capacity building; knowledge management/information dissemination; events/meetings; monitoring/evaluation; standards/guidelines.

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Languages

English.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 9 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 28 countries
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Subjects *

  • Geophysics
    • Geophysics

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

UIA Org ID

E6119

Last News Received

1. Jun 2017
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