On 14/09/2015, with the sponsorship of JAXA and Japan Remote Sensing Agency, the Vietnam Academy for Water Resources held a Course on the application of remote sensing technology in monitoring coastal areas and estuaries. The course was held for 3 days (14/9-16/9/2015) at the National Institute of Water Resources Research Vietnam. Deputy Director of the Vietnam Academy for Water Resources Assoc. Dr. Nguyen Tung Phong attended and spoke at the cou.

Attending the course has 19 participants are scientists, researchers from the Southern Institute of Water Resources Research, Institute of Coastal and Offshore Engineering, the Central Vietnam Institute of Water Resources, the Institute for Water and Environment, Institute of Hydropower and Renewable Energy, Center for Training and International Cooperation, Centre for Water Resources Software Technology, Key Laboratory of River and Coastal Engineering, Thanh Hoa Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and Planning Department

Opening speech at the course, Deputy Director of VAWR, Assoc. Dr. Nguyen Tung Phong emphasized that Vietnam has been faced with many disasters, heavily influenced by climate change, the catastrophe caused by natural disaster such as shoreline erosion and sedimentation door river bed changes, surges, flooding ... led to fluctuations in the coastal ecosystem. In the current disasters, storms accounted about 80% on each year, Vietnam suffered from 6-10 storms, causing huge losses of life and property damage caused by natural disasters about 1.8% of GDP.

Currently, the Vietnamese Government is actively working to prevent and mitigate natural disasters, changing from disaster prevention to disaster risk management. Therefore, the application of technical advances, science and technology to strengthen the capacity forecasting, early warning urgently needed, in which space technologies are very important technologies and effective in the work of Disaster risk management in Vietnam in the coming time, such as ground monitoring, real-time applications, the sensor space ..., Assoc, Dr. Nguyen Tung Phong said.

Assoc, Dr. Nguyen Tung Phong appreciated and desired that through training course, trainees will acquire, learn a lot of experience and can apply on scientific research and production. At the same time, on behalf of the Vietnam Academy for Water Resources, Deputy Director thanks to the University of Tokyo, Asian Institute of Technology AIT, JAXA and SAFE has supported VAWR in sharing information and experiences in monitoring shoreline and hope through this training will open up long-term cooperation in the future.

Objectives of the training: (1) Enhance capacity to use remote sensing technology to serve forecasting developments and monitoring coastal areas and estuaries; (2) To enhance cooperation on science and technology and the exchange of information between scientific staffs of the VAWR and lecturers of the University of Tokyo - Japan; (3) Through training course capacity of the participants as well as enhance the application of technology, access to technology.

Two professors from the University of Tokyo - Japan taught and supported technique.

Deputy Director of the Vietnam Academy for Water Resources,  Assoc, Dr. Nguyen Tung Phong spoke at the course

Subsequently, in the afternoon 16/9//2015, on behalf of the Vietnam Academy for Water Resources, Assoc, Dr. Nguyen Vu Vietnam - Director of Vietnam Academy for Water Resources, spoke and awarded certificates to the participants of the training course.

Source: VAWR

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