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ABSTRACT: East Asia Geotectonic Map Project

Tomoyuki Moritani, Tadashi Sato, Eiichi Honza

The East Asia Geotectonic Map Project has been established as the second phase of the northwest Quadrant Panel activity of the Circum-Pacific Map Project, conducted by the Working Group of the Geotectonic Map Project (WGGM), and at the same time with a complementary relationship to the East Asia Basin Analysis Project, conducted by the CCOP Working Group on Resource Assessment (WGRA). Thus, the Project is sponsored jointly by CPC and CCOP, and it aims at compilation of the tectonic maps of East Asia and its marginal seas and adjacent island arc areas on a scale of 1:2,000,000. Also, the project aims at promotion of the international collaboration among the CCOP and other cooperative countries. The base maps, 8 sheets in total, were prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey. he WGGM consists of General Compiler (T. Sato), General Compiler for Offshore Area (E. Honza), and 9 National Compilers from the CCOP countries including China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam. The Group had the first Workshop at Tsukuba in 1988, and plans to have the second at Bangkok in 1990 and the third somewhere in 1991, aiming at completion of the draft maps by the 29th International Geological Congress, Kyoto, in 1992.

AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90097©1990 Fifth Circum-Pacific Energy and Mineral Resources Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 29-August 3, 1990