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IGCP 700 - Carbonate Build-Ups In South East Asia

Project Updates


Several meetings will take place during 2022:


  1. 25th-28th July 2022>> Meeting (hybrid) 25TH July 2022 + fieldtrip training (26th-28th July 2022) for students/academics and young geoscientists on Palaeozoic carbonate build-ups in Central Thailand
  2. 1st-5th November 2022>>Pre-conference IPC6 meeting fieldtrip in Satun Geopark in southern Thailand 
  3. 7th-11th November 2022>>Part of the 6th International Palaeontological Congress


More information


IPC6 Meeting Website



Will organize a meeting and fieldtrip training for students/academics and young geoscientists on Palaeozoic carbonate build-ups in Loei-Phetchabun fold belt and regional correlation.

Learn more about this initiative.

Brief outline of the project

South East Asia contains many limestone build-ups ranging from thick carbonate platforms extending across several countries to localised atolls and reefs on small submarine volcanoes and ridges. They range from Baoshan in Yunnan in the north to Indonesia and Timor Leste in the south and in age from 470-250 million years ago. These build-ups are economically important as host to important mineral and petroleum deposits, as sources of underground water, as major sources of cement, road aggregate and building stones, and as tourist attractions because of their caves and great scenic beauty.

The aim of this project is to bring together geoscientists from South East Asian countries and elsewhere to synthesise data on these build-ups, to compare their geological and fossil histories across IGCP Project Proposal From 3 national boundaries, to indicate and map areas of economic, tourist and hydrological potential in order to promote sustainable development and to answer major scientific questions on carbonate sedimentation.

Related Information

  • Duration: 2020-2024
  • IGCP Theme: Global Change


  • Hathaithip (Thassanapak) Udchachon, PhD ( ) 

    Assistant Professor (Geology)

    Project leader: IGCP-700 Palaeozoic Carbonate Build-Ups in SE Asia

    Applied Palaeontology and Biostratigraphy Research Unit,

    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Mahasarakham University, 

    Khantarawichai, Mahasarakham, 44150, Thailand