Advancing policy and knowledge on geoscience resources; advancement study and enhancement for the international cooperation on geoscience resources; Part II

Source: GP (Series), No.2012-015-2014(3), 67p. Publisher: Chawon Kaebal Yon'guso, Seoul, South Korea
Note: In Korean with English summary
Summary: In the late 20th century, "Energy Diplomacy" was an unusual term because it was a new compound word of "Energy" and "Diplomacy". Many people, back then, concerned that "Energy & Mineral Resources" would be nothing but the commodity products which can never replace weaponry materials. However, we now live a world where the so-called "commodity products" are the utmost strategic items that make old foes become new best friends in the international arena. The Korean government, along with other Asian countries, entered into the era of "Energy-War" as a latecomer in the middle of the 2000s. Since then, Koreans have realized that "energy-mineral resources" are life-altering crucial elements that we must secure for stable lives and sustainable economic development. In addition to that, global climate changes are not helping the stabilization of 'Supplies & Demands' of those strategic resources. And, the prices for the 'energy & mineral resources' are skyrocketing, and we never know when it is going to stop. Many countries including Korea gather together to deal with this situation, figuring out better solutions of the global warming, climate changes, and to promote amicable resources collaborations. KIGAM (Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources), South Korea's unique geoscience research institute, has endeavored to secure sustainable energy resources as a groundlevel actor of Korea's energy diplomacy with resource-rich countries around the world-South America, Central Asia, Africa, and Middle East. KIGAM's various supports range from presidential diplomatic visits to governmental joint committees on energy & mineral resources cooperation meetings, and KIGAM is playing an important role in international organizations such as CCOP (Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia), UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), SOPAC (South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission), IODP (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program) and CTBTO (Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization). In order to manage all activities of our international cooperation, it is necessary to conduct the project, "International Cooperation Support Programme for Geoscience and Mineral Resources Technology". This project mainly supports KIGAM's main international activities such as presidential visits, various inter-governmental joint committees on energy and mineral resources, KOICA ODA (Official Development Assistance) projects for developing countries, and other training programs as well.
Year of Publication: 2014
Research Program: IODP Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 15 Miscellaneous and Mathematical Geology; Academic institutions; Geology; Geoscience; Integrated Ocean Drilling Program; International cooperation; Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources; Policy
Record ID: 2017055251
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