Meeting reviews 2018 work and sets out 2019 plan of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology

On December 21, 2018, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) organized a meeting “Reviewing the work in 2018 and carrying out the plan for 2019”, in order to assess all of its activities last year and implement the tasks assigned by the Party and State in 2019. Professor and Academic Chau Van Minh, member of the Party Central Committee (PCC), Secretary of the VAST Party Committee, and VAST President, chaired the meeting.

International workshop “Applying remote sensing and technology for environment and natural resource monitoring”

Together with the achievements in space research and the development of information technology, modern remote sensing technology has been formed and developed, bringing high efficiency for many socio-economic activities such as: basic surveys, exploitation and management of natural resources, environmental monitoring and protection, early detection and forecast of natural disasters for prevention and mitigation, territorial management, as well as applications in security and defense. Thus, remote sensing technology plays an important part in the sustainable development strategy of all countries.

Ceremony to award VAST medal to Prof. Dr. Marie-Georges Olivier

On October 26, 2018, VAST solemnly held a ceremony to present the Medal of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) to Prof. Dr. Marie-Georges Olivier, Head of Materials Department, Mons University, the Kingdom of Belgium, for having contributions to building and developing VAST.

Vietnam takes over Committee on Earth Observation Satellites 2019 Chairmanship

In order to enhance Vietnam's position in the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) and take over the rotating chairmanship of CEOS, and promote the diversity of leadership roles of members from major geographic regions like the US, Europe, Africa, Asia/Pacific; on October 18, 2018, in Brussels (Belgium), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Anh Tuan - General Director of Vietnam National Space Center (VNSC) under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), represented VAST to take over the position of rotating Chairman of CEOS 20.

Workshop on energy labeling and certification for LED lighting products

On November 6th, 2018, a workshop on energy labelling and certification for LED lighting products took place in Ho Chi Minh City to develop and implement a pilot program for energy efficiency labeling and certification for LED lighting products, as well as to collect ideas when implementing the program, to contribute to accelerating the progress of the voluntary labeling program in 2018 and 2019, advancing to compulsory labeling from 2020.

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