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Pre - Convention Fieldtrip: 13-15 Oct. 2018
FT01: Halong Bay – World Heritages of Vietnam;
FT02: Fractured Basement Reservoir of SE Vietnam;
FT03: Hoang Lien Son Metamorphic Terrace-Red River Shear Zone;
Post - Convention Fieldtrip: 18-21 Oct. 2018
FT04: Song Ma Ophiolite zone-Song Da Rift North Vietnam;
FT05: Dong Van Global Geopark;
FT06: Hi-grade metamorphic rocks and related igneous rocks from the Kontum Massif, Central Vietnam

 FT - 01  Ha Long Bay-Cat Ba Island World Heritages of NE Vietnam
Date            Friday-Sunday, October 13-15, 2018 (3 days)
Location      Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh, Province, NE Vietnam
Lead by       Dr. Nguyen Dai Trung and Dr. Doan Nhat Truong
The Ha Long Bay was recognized by the UNESCO as the World heritage of geology and geomorphology. Notable features: Upper Paleozoic stratigraphy, D-C contact, karstic geomorphology and carbonate reservoir, Triassic coal bearing deposits. In addition, the Cat Ba island is a world biodiversity conservation area

  FT – 02 Fractured Basement reservoir of SE Vietnam
Date             Friday-Sunday, October 13-15, 2018 (3 days)
Location       Along the coastal line of South Central Vietnam
Lead by        Dr. Trinh Xuan Cuong Dr. Trinh Van Long
The Late Mesozoic volcano-plutonic complexes of the active margin intensely penetrated by younger dykes. This is typical fractured basement found in the White Tiger Oil Field, Cuu Long Basin. Visiting the Panduranga Pagoda (Phan Rang – Tháp Chàm).

 FT – 03  Hoang Lien Son Metamorphic Terrane-Red River Shear zone
Date              Friday-Sunday, October 13-15, 2018 (3 days)
Location        Northwest Vietnam
Lead by        Assoc. Prof. Tran Ngoc Nam Dr. Tran My Dung and Assoc. Nguyen Van Than
The Hoang Lien Son Metamorphic Belt contains the oldest rocks in Southeast Asia: Archean and Proterozoic Orthogneiss, Paragneiss, and migmatites; The Red River Shear Zone: Characterized by Left-lateral strike-slip motion; Visiting the apatite and copper deposits.
Optional: Conferring the Fan Si Pan peak (3143m) - the roof of the Indochina by cable cab

 FT - 04  The Song Ma Ophiolitic zone- Song Da Rift, North Vietnam
Date             Thursday-Sunday, October 18-20, 2018 (3 days)
Location       Song Ma zone, NW Vietnam
Led by          Prof. Izokh,A.E, Dr. Nguyen Hoang and Assoc. Prof. Tran Trong Hoa
The Song Ma Suture Zone: Ophiolitic assemblage;
The Da River Rift: Late Permian mantle plume- related magmatism (North Vietnam); visiting the Ban Phuc Nickel Mine.

 FT - 05  The Dong Van Global Geopark
Date              Thursday-Saturday, October 18-21, 2018 (4 days)
Location        North Vietnam
Led by           Prof. Ta Hoa Phuong, Msc. Luong Thi Tuat
Visiting the Dong Van global geopark, a member of the Global Network of National Geoparks. Notable features: Paleo-Mesozoic and Triassic Frasian- Famian biostratigraphic boundaries), structural geology, karst topography and biodiversity.

 FT - 06  High-grade metamorphic rocks and related igneous rocks from the Kontum Massif, Central Vietnam
Date             Thursday-Saturday, October 18-21, 2018 (4 days)
Location       Central Vietnam
Led by          Prof. Osanai Yasuhito, Assoc. Prof. Nakaro N. Eng. Pham Binh
We have planned a post-symposium field excursion to traverse all metamorphic complexes (the Kannak, Ngoc Linh and Kham Duc Complexes) in the Kontum Massif, central Vietnam. You will see the Permian–Triassic high- grade metamorphic rocks, including pelitic rock, mafic granulites, partial molting tonalite–granite, and Barrovian-type gneisses.


Paper submission
After the Plenary opening session, there will be 12 Technical sessions, which cover the following scientic topics
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Important date
Abstract submission: June 15th 2018
Abstract acceptance notification: July 15th 2018
3rd Circular: July 15th 2018
Early registration: July 15th 2018
Regular Registration: August 15th 2018
4th (Final Circular): September 15th 2018

Main convention schedule

Honorable Committee

Dr. Tran Hong Ha
Minister, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

Dr. Tran Quy Kien
Vice Minister, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

Dr. Nguyen Linh Ngoc
Vice Minister, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Registration fee

Main Convention:
1. Early bird fee: Before Jul. 31st 2018
- USD 250 for regular participants
- USD 150 for students*

2. Regular fee After Jul. 31st 2018
- USD 300 for regular participants
- USD 200 for students*