Laboratory for Remote sEnsing and MOdeling of Surface and ATmosphere (REMOSAT)
1. History and Objectives
- Director: Assoc. Prof. Ngo Duc Thanh, USTH
- Location: ReMoSat is located on the 7th floor of USTH main building, on VAST Campus
2. Current research activities
The research laboratory of the Department of Space and Aeronautics, REMOSAT, was set up in 2016. REMOSAT stands for Remote sEnsing and MOdeling of Surface and ATmosphere. Targeting international standards, REMOSAT is expected to have significant contributions to the development of research and applications related to remote sensing and modeling in Vietnam, as well as to the teaching and training programs of USTH. The lab is being developed, focusing on the 3 following axes:
- Earth observations and modeling,
- Satellite technologies,
In the next five years (2016-2020), REMOSAT is projected to become a strong research group in remote sensing and modeling with at least 5 permanent Vietnamese PhD researchers and obtain a strong support and collaboration with French colleagues. REMOSAT will develop its capabilities to prepare the best conditions required at the future USTH Hoa Lac campus.
Several research projects are under construction and implementation, including:
3. Selected publications English
- Regional climate Modeling and Climate Change projections: This research topic will be conducted under the framework of the Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment - Southeast Asia (CORDEX-SEA), a regional collaborative effort with the participations from key modeling researchers in the SEA countries, including Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam. The research on surface-atmosphere, ocean-atmosphere coupling systems will be particularly emphasized. Satellite data will remarkably serve as model inputs as well as be used for model validation.
- Development of a remote sensing data center and associated services to promote researches and applications of remote sensing data in Vietnam.
- High performance computing with GPU (Graphical Processing Unit) for aerospace science
- Vietnamese contribution to the SVOM (Space-based multi-band astronomical Variable Objects Monitor) mission, which is a new generation gamma ray burst (GRB) mission.
- Laboratory Infrared instrumentation for space and environmental science applications, aiming at implementing a small infrared laboratory for high precision spectroscopic measurements on gaseous molecular compounds relevant for atmospheric pollution and climate change.
- Nguyen-Xuan, T., T. Ngo-Duc, H. Kamimera, L. Trinh-Tuan, T. Phan-Van, 2016: The Vietnam Gridded Precipitation (Vn GP) Dataset: construction and validation, Scientific Online Letters on the Atmosphere, 12, 291-296, doi:10.2151/sola.2016-057.
- Ngo-Duc, T., F.T. Tangang, J. Santisirisomboon, F. Cruz, L. Trinh-Tuan, T. Nguyen-Xuan, T. Phan-Van, L. Juneng, G. Narisma, P. Singhruck, D. Gunawan, E. Aldrian, 2016: Performance evaluation of Reg CM 4 in simulating Extreme Rainfall and Temperature Indices over the CORDEX-Southeast Asia Region, International Journal of Climatology, doi: 10.1002/joc.4803.
- Katzfey, J, K. Nguyen, J. Mc Gregor, P. Hoffmann, S. Ramasamy, H.V. Nguyen, V.K. Mai, V.T. Nguyen, B.K. Truong, V.T. Vu, H.T. Nguyen, V.T. Phan, Q.T. Nguyen, T. Ngo-Duc, T.L. Trinh, 2016: High-resolution projections for Vietnam – Methodology and evaluation of current climate simulations, APJAS, 52(2), 91-106. doi: 10.1007/s13143-016-0011-2
- Juneng, L., F. Tangang, J. X. Chung, S. T. Ngai, T. W. The, G. Narisma, F. Cruz, T. Phan-Van, T. Ngo-Duc, J. Santisirisomboon, P. Singhruck, D. Gunawan, E. Aldrian, 2016: Sensitivity of the Southeast Asia Rainfall Simulations to Cumulus and Ocean Flux Parameterization in RegCM4, Climate Research, 69, 59-77. doi:10.3354/cr01386.
- Đinh Bá Duy, Ngô Đức Thành, Nguyễn Thị Tuyết, Phạm Thanh Hà, Phan Văn Tân, 2016: Đặc điểm hoạt động của Xoáy thuận Nhiệt đới trên khu vực Tây Bắc Thái Bình Dương, Biển Đông và vùng trực tiếp chịu ảnh hưởng trên lãnh thổ Việt Nam giai đoạn 1978-2015. Tạp chí Khoa học ĐHQGHN: Các Khoa học Trái đất và Môi trường, 32(2), 1-11.
*) National Partners:
Hanoi National University of Education (Department of Physics)Vietnam National Satellite Center
Vietnam National University (VNU) Hanoi
Institute of Geophysics - VAST
WEO and ICT Departments - USTH
*) International Partners:
CNES, France5. Available funding
Observatoire de Paris, France
Université Paris Diderot, France
Université Paris-Est Créteil (Laboratoire Interuniversitaires des Systèmes Atmosphériques (UPEC-LISA), France
Centre d'Etudes Spatiales de la BIOsphère (CESBIO), France
- 01 Objectif Labo project (50 K$)
Expected budget from external sources:
|No ||Funding authority ||Period ||Total budget |
|1 ||French Embassy (granted) ||2015-2016 ||15 K€ |
|2 ||VNU (granted) ||2015-2017 ||20 K$ |
|3 ||APN (granted) ||2014-2016 ||135 K$ |
|4 ||APN (granted) ||2016-2019 ||135 K$ |
|5 ||JAXA PMM (granted) ||2016-2019 ||75 K$ |
|6 ||TOSCA ||2016-2018 ||10 K$ |
6. REMOSAT Team
|No ||Full name ||Position ||University/Institute ||Remark |
|USTH Members |
|1 ||Ngo Duc Thanh ||REMOSAT's PI ||SPACE Department || |
|2 ||Marine Herman || ||WEO Department || |
|3 ||Tran Duc Dung ||research assistant ||Master Student, SA Department || |
|4 ||Nguyen Dac Da || ||PhD student, WEO Department || |
|5 ||Pham Duc Binh || ||PhD student, currently in Paris Observatory || |
|6 ||Trinh Bich Ngoc || ||PhD student , WEO – SPACE Department || |
|7 ||Nguyen Thi Tuyet || ||PhD student || |
|Vietnamese Institutions Members |
|1 ||Lam Dao Nguyen || ||Vietnam Southern Satellite Technology Application Center, VAST || |
|2 ||Phan Van Tan || ||VNU Hanoi University of Science || |
|3 ||Nguyen Van Hiep || ||Institute of Geophysics, VAST || |
|French Institutions Members |
|1 ||Thuy Le Toan || ||Centre d'Etudes Spatiales de la BIOsphere (CESBIO) || |
|2 ||Catherine Prigent || ||Paris Observatory || |
|3 ||Nicolas Delbart || ||Paris Diderot University || |
|4 ||Filipe Aires || ||Paris Observatory || |
|5 ||Damien Gratadour || ||University Paris- Diderot || |
|6 ||Gérard Rousset || ||LESIA/Observatoire de Paris - University Paris-Diderot || |
|7 ||Ha Tran || ||Laboratoire Inter- Universitaire des Systemes Atmospheriques (LISA) || |
|8 ||Martin Schwell || ||UPEC || |