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Space Application For Environment – SAFE 2019 Workshop

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On June 25th, 2019, the Space Application For Environment – SAFE 2019 Workshop was jointly held in Hanoi by Vietnam National Space Center (VNSC) under Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

Dr. Lam Dao Nguyen, director of Ho Chi Minh City SpaceTechnology Application Center (STAC) under VNSC and Dr. . Kei Ohyoshi from Japan Aerospace Agency co-chaired the workshop.

The event also drew the participation of Dr. Vu Anh Tuan, vice director of VNSC, representatives from related agencies and departments in Vietnam as well as experts from Japan, Australia, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Singapore, and Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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SAFE Executive Board discussing new Term Of Reference on June 25 morning session

The workshop aims to promote international collaborative in space application, especially within Asia-Pacific region.

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 Dr. Vu Anh Tuan, vice director of VNSC, made a presentation

During the workshop, the SAFE Executive Board, under Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF), had discussions on the SAFE new Term Of Reference (TOR), the progress of Agromet – project on agriculture meteorological information, the proposal on ASEAN regional Rice Crop Monitoring project.

The main topics of the workshop include results of several SAFE projects such as Smoke haze monitoring in Indonesia, Rice crop monitoring in Cambodia, and related reports on space technology application in space agencies in India, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam as well as reports on projects sponsored by the Asian Development Bank. Attendees and delegates were very enthusiastic in joining discussions and proposing new research ideas throughout the workshop.

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Taking photo at VNSC

The next SAFE workshop will be in November, 2019 in Nagoya (Japan) within the concept of the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF - 26).

Translated by Tuyet Nhung
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