About CCOP, an intergovernmental organization
The Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia (CCOP) is an intergovernmental organization whose vision is “To be the Leading Intergovernmental Geoscience Organization for Sustainable Development in East and Southeast Asia”. Its mission include the following,
- To work together on advancing geoscience for better lives on a future earth, in line with the goals of international conventions including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Sendai Framework, and the Paris Agreement, through:
- The application of geoscience knowledge and provision of technical solutions, provision of advice and geoinformation for economic development and sustainable management of the national resources and environment;
- Adapting to digital transformation in geoscience for future earth; and
- The promotion of education, capability building and outreach.
CCOP has sixteen Member Countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. It is supported by fourteen Cooperating Countries namely Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States of America.
The governing or policy-making body of the organization is the Steering Committee comprising the Permanent Representatives of the Member Countries. They meet twice a year to establish policies and principles which will govern the activities of CCOP; to approve the broad framework of its programme; the budget and accounts for each year; to appoint the Director of CCOP, and receive and consider his reports on the functions delegated to him.
The Advisory Group, comprising the Representatives of the Cooperating Countries, and Cooperating/Corresponding Organizations, as well as the Honorary Advisors, meets once a year to consider the technical scientific and research aspects of CCOP's work programme and submit its reports to the Steering Committee. Technical and financial support issues will also be addressed.
The Technical Secretariat of CCOP implements the CCOP work programme, seeks and administers funds and technical expertise, arrange for CCOP publications and reports on CCOP and its programmes to the Steering Committee. The Technical Secretariat is responsible for preparing and submitting to the Steering Committee for review and approval areas identified for programme, training, seminars and workshops, budgets and accounts of CCOP.