The handing over of Spratly Islands map made of coffee bean of Me Trang coffee corporation for the Museum of the Institute of Oceanography


On June 16th, at the Institute of Oceanography, the institute received a Spratly Islands map made from a coffee bean from the Me Trang coffee corporation. On the Khanh Hoa province side, Mr. Nguyen Van Hoa, Deputy Head of the Khanh Hoa provincial Department of Culture and Information; Mr. Luong Kien Dinh, a member of the Khanh Hoa Standing Committee, editor-in-chief of Khanh Hoa newspaper; Mr. Luong The Hung, the president of the board of directors, the director of the Me Trang coffee corporation attended the ceremony. Guests included Mr. Nguyen Chu Hoi, deputy head of the seas and islands department, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment; Mr. Le Viet Duyen, deputy head, ASEAN Secretariat, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and leaders from the Institute of Oceanography.

Delegation from the Kingdom of Belgium pays working visit to VAST

On 13 July 2011, a delegation from the Kingdom of Belgium led by Ambassador Hurbert Cooreman paid a working visit to the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST). Professor Chau Van Minh, VAST President, Dr. Ninh Khac Ban, Head of the international cooperation board, and members from the management board of VNREDSat-1 space project received the delegation.

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan pays working visit to Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology

During the implementation of the Government’s working plan on socio-economic development with an emphasis on science and technology to promote a knowledge-based economy in the new period, on July 12, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan and a delegation from the Office of the Government, as well as representatives from ministries and sectors, visited and worked with VAST, a leading scientific and technological agency of the country.

Groundbreaking ceremony for satellite facility

On June 10th, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) held a groundbreaking ceremony for a satellite signal receiving and transmitting station, a section of Vietnam's satellite control station. This is an important component in the VNREDSAT-1 small satellite project,  designed to monitor disasters and environmental and natural resources, in coordination with Republic of France, approved by the Prime Minister according to the Document No 21/TTg-QHQT on January 6th 2009.

VAST database to be improved with the addition of ScienceDirect Freedom Collection

The digital library of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) has been expanded to include many foreign publications, both improving the quantity and quality of the information avalible to staff. Despite its limited information the digital library of the VAST has been serving the technological science staff in the academy for the past two years. In order to better serve the professional work of these staff, the Institute for Scientific Information has made extra efforts in supplementing the digital library with basic databases and online magazines of prestigious publishers such as the ScienceDirect database by Elsevier Publisher. Other online magazines like APS and AIP of the American Physical Society, IOP of the British Institute of Physics, and ACS of the American Chemical Society have also been added to the VAST database.

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