Science and Technology News

New insights into the taxonomy and evolutionary process of bamboo bats of genus Tylonycteris in Southeast Asia with the description of a new species to science

An international team of scientists including members of the Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (IEBR-VAST), the Hungarian Natural History Museum, the Natural History Museum of Geneva (Swiss), and the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (Paris, France) published results of a study entitled "Comparative phylogeography of bamboo bats of the genus Tylonycteris (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) in Southeast Asia" in the European Journal of Taxonomy 274: 1-38.

Lang Biang recognized as world biosphere reserve by UNESCO

During the framework of the cooperation between the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) and the Lam Dong Provincial People’s Committee on the subject “Developing the profile for Bidoup National Park – Nui Ba world biosphere reserve”, coded VAST.NDP.13/13-14 carried out between 2013 and 2014, through workshops at different levels in September, 2014, VAST Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources worked with the Bi Doup – Nui Ba National Park to complete the profile and submit it to the International Co-ordinating Council (ICC) of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Two precious and rare white-cheeked gibbons under protection

On 13 December 2014, the Me Linh Biodiversity Station, Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) in collaboration with the Organization of Wildlife at Risk, the Ho Chi Minh City Forest Management Department and Cologne Zoo (the Federal Republic of Germany) received two white-cheeked gibbon Nomascus leucogenys belonging to a particularly precious and rare primate species, to raise for research and conservation.

CIC Director wins outstanding CIO award Southeast Asia in 2014

On 2 December 2014, Dr. Pham Hong Quang, Director of the Center for Informatics and Computing (CIC) under the Vietnam Association of Science and Technology (VAST) was honoured one of 20 individuals who won the outstanding Chief Information Officer/Chief Security Officer (CIO/CSO) award of Southeast Asia in 2014 at the Conference and 10th awarding ceremony of outstanding CIO/CSO in Southeast Asia in 2014 jointly held by the International Data Group (IDG) and CEO & CIO Club.

International cooperation in applying VNREDSat-1 images in the prevention and mitigation of natural disasters

VNREDSat-1, produced by VAST in coordination with Astrium EADS company (Airbus EADS company at present) was successfully launched into its orbit on May 7th 2013. After more than one year of stable operation in orbit, the satellite provided thousands of high resolution optical images  to institutes, ministries and agencies to monitor and manage natural resources, the environment and natural disasters such as the management of forests, urban areas, national territory, sea and islands, floods, drought and landslides

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