Update: RCGeoE & RCND 2020, an Online Synergy Conference, has been postponed to February 4-6, 2021

Due to COVID-19, the 12 th AUN/SEED-Net Regional Conference on Geology & Geo-Resources Engineering and the 8 th AUN/SEED-Net Regional Conference on Natural Disaster (RCGeoE & RCND 2020) has been postponed to February 4-6, 2021. Conference Theme: “Enhancing the Capacity and Technology Advancement in Disaster Risk Reduction and Geo-Resource Engineering for Sustainable Development in ASEAN.” Venue: Yangon University Research Center, Yangon, Myanmar Event date: February 4-6, 2021 Website: https://www.uy.edu.mm/events/rcgeoercnd-2020/ Important Dates: Extended abstract submission deadline - October 30, 2020 Acceptance [...]

Characteristics of alteration and mineralization of gold and copper deposit at Angdong Bor prospect, Banteay Meanchey province, NW Cambodia

Program: Collaborative Research with Industry (CRI) Field: Geological and Geo-Resource Engineering Principal Investigator: Dr. BUN KIM NGUN Sending University: Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) Japanese Co-Investigator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tetsuya NAKANISHI Japanese University: Kyushu University Year: 2016

A toxic-free future for artisanal and small-scale gold mining (Case study: the northern part of Laos)

Program: Collaborative Research Program for Alumni (CRA) Field: Geological and Geo-Resource Engineering Principal Investigator: Dr. Sengpasith HOUNGALOUNE Sending University: National University of Laos (NUOL) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Mayumi ITO Japanese University: Hokkaido University Year: 2016 Abstract: Artisanal and small-scale gold mining provides an important source of income for the miners in many developing countries across Africa, Asia and South America, particularly in rural communities and regions where economic alternatives are extremely limited. This type of mining varies but typically employs [...]

Geochemical conditions affecting the fate of arsenic in soil and groundwater and its release mechanisms to the groundwater of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam and Cambodia

Program: Collaborative Research for Common Regional Issues (CRC) Field: Geological and Geo-Resource Engineering Principal Investigator: Dr. DANG Thuong Huyen Sending University: Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Toshifumi IGARASHI Japanese University: Hokkaido University Year: 2016 Abstract: Arsenicals, in varying concentrations, are natural in the environment. The arsenical form is dependent upon pH, Eh, organic matter content, adsorption to solid matrices and the presence of other substances, such as iron and magnesium. In the Mekong [...]

Geochronology and metamorphic evolution in Central and Eastern Indonesia: A geo-history of Indonesian plate movements

Program: Collaborative Research Program for Alumni (CRA) Field: Geological and Geo-Resource Engineering Principal Investigator: Dr. Nugroho Imam Setiawan Sending University: Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Yasuhito OSANAI Japanese University: Kyushu University Year: 2015 Abstract: Metamorphic rocks retain information of tectonic conditions in some areas by the study of its mineral compositions. Metamorphic rocks occupy in Central Indonesia terranes including Kalimantan, Jawa and Sulawesi. The purposes of this collaborative research program are estimates geochronology (age) of metamorphic rocks [...]

Origin, Ore Genesis, Deposit Modelling of the Orogenic Gold Deposit, Shwegyin Gold District, Bago Region, Myanmar

Program: Collaborative Research with Industry (CRI) Field: Geological and Geo-Resource Engineering Principal Investigator: Dr. MAY THWE AYE Sending University: University of Yangon (UY) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Koichiro WATANABE Japanese University: Kyushu University Year: 2015 Abstract: The researched area, Shwegyin gold district, is about 120 km NE of Yangon. It lies in the central granitoid belt (orogenic Belt) and within the southwestern part of Mogok Metamorphic Belt (MMB) in southern Myanmar. The gold and associated mineralization from Shwegyin area is [...]

Removal of arsenic from aqueous solution and groundwater by adsorption onto Cambodian clay

Program: Collaborative Research Program for Alumni (CRA) Field: Geological and Geo-Resource Engineering Principal Investigator: Dr. Bunchoeun PICH Sending University: Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Tsutomu SATO Japanese University: Hokkaido University Year: 2015 Abstract: Cambodian soils were found dominated in some clay minerals; however, their applications in arsenic removal from groundwaters in affected provinces of Cambodia have not yet been investigated. This study aimed to focus on possible applications of Cambodian clayey soil for arsenic removal [...]

Characterization of gold ores, processing products, mercury pollution, risks and remediation potential in small-scale gold mining districts in Indonesia and The Philippines: contributions towards a best-practice green economy

Program: Collaborative Research for Common Regional Issues (CRC) Field: Geological and Geo-Resource Engineering Principal Investigator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arifudin Idrus Sending University: Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Hinode HIROFUMI Japanese University: Tokyo Institute of Technology Year: 2015 Abstract: Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in Southeast Countries, especially in Indonesia and the Philippines, is responsible for significant mercury pollution, representing a significant environmental health risk. ASGM generally follows a process chain from mining and ore processing causing [...]

Seismic Microzonation of Mandalay City through 1D Seismic Response Analysis by Equivalent Linear Method Based on Borehole Survey and Microtremore Survey in Myanmar

Program: Collaborative Research for Common Regional Issues (CRC) Field: Geological and Geo-Resource Engineering Principal Investigator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tun Naing Sending University: University of Yangon (UY) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Hiroshi KAWASE Japanese University: Kyoto University Year: 2014 Abstract: Myanmar is an earthquake-prone country like other countries such as Indonesia, Thailand and so on in ASEAN. The proposed research area, Mandalay, is one of the most populated and socio-economically important cities in Myanmar. It is located in high seismic prone [...]

Mobilization and Transport of Arsenic in Groundwater of Khied Ngong Village, Pathoumphone District, Champasak Province, Lao PDR

Program: Collaborative Research Program for Alumni (CRA) Field: Geological and Geo-Resource Engineering Principal Investigator: Dr. Keophousone Phonhalath Sending University: National University of Laos (NUOL) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Toshifumi IGARASHI Japanese University: Hokkaido University Year: 2014 Abstract: Groundwater is an extremely important resource across many parts of the country, especially where surface water is of limited supply or poor quality. AS In Khied Ngong village, the groundwater is also used by natural ecosystems. In many parts of Pathoumphone District, native [...]