REMOSAT


Research group for Remote sEnsing and MOdeling of Surface and ATmosphere (REMOSAT)

  • Group leader: Assoc. Prof. Ngo Duc Thanh, USTH
  • Location: Room 612, USTH building, VAST Campus, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Hanoi

1. History and Objectives

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,
  • Astrophysics.    

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 and international colleagues. REMOSAT will develop its capabilities to prepare the best conditions required at the future USTH Hoa Lac campus.


2. Partnership 

  • Vietnamese partners: researchers from 
  1. Hanoi National University of Education (Department of Physics)
  2. Vietnam National Satellite Center (VNSC-VAST)
  3. Institute of Geophysics –VAST
  4. VNU Hanoi University of Science
  5. USTH WEO and ICT Departments
  • International partners: researchers from 
  1. French Space Agency (CNES)
  2. Observatoire de Paris
  3. Université Paris Diderot
  4. Université Paris-Est Créteil (Laboratoire Interuniversitaires des Systèmes Atmosphériques (UPEC-LISA)
  5. Centre d'Etudes Spatiales de la BIOsphère (CESBIO)
  6. Tokyo Metropolitan University


3. Funding sources

  • 01 Objectif Labo project (50 K€)
  • NAFOSTED (to be finalized with NAFOSTED)


4. Equipment

The cluster computing system co-invested and co-used with the Hanoi International Laboratory of Oceanography (HILO) group and the Land-Ocean-aTmosphere regional coUpled System study center (LOTUS).


5. Ongoing research activities

Several research projects are under construction and implementation, including:

  • 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.
  • 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.

 

6. Group members

No

Full name

Position

University/Institute

Remark

USTH Members 

1

Ngo Duc Thanh

REMOSAT's PI

SPACE Department

 

2

Tong Si Son

Member

USTH

 

3

Nguyen Thuy Huong

Member

research assistant REMOSAT

 

4

Nguyen Thi Tuyet

Phd student

Institute of Meteorology Hydrology and Climate Change

 

5

Trinh Tuan Long

Phd student

Tokyo Metropolitan University

 

6

Nguyen Duy Tung

Phd student

Toulouse University

 

7

Pham Thanh Hoa

Phd student

Tokyo Metropolitan University

 

8

Ngo Thi Thanh Huong

Member

Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

 

9

Pham Duc Binh

Member

PostDoc in France

 

10

Le Ngoc Tram

Member

PostDoc in Korea and the USA

 

11

Hoang Duc Thuong

Member

University Paris Diderot

 

12

Phan Hien

Member

University Paris Diderot

 

...

and some other colleagues

 

 

 

Partners in Vietnam and abroad

1

Le Toan Thuy

 

Centre d'Etudes Spatiales de la BIOsphere (CESBIO), France

 

2

Linda Tomasini

 

CNES

 

3

Catherine Prigent

 

Paris Observatory

 

4

Nicolas Delbart

 

University Paris- Diderot

 

5

Filipe Aires

 

Paris Observatory

 

6

Damien Gratadour

 

University Paris- Diderot

 

7

Ha Tran

 

Laboratoire de Meteorologie  Dynamique (LMD), France

 

8

Martin Schwell

 

UPEC

 

9

Marine Hermann

 

WEO Department, USTH

 

10

Jun Matsumoto

 

Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

 

11

CORDEX-SEA

 

Members from some countries in the Southeast Asia

 

12

Lam Dao Nguyen

 

Vietnam National Space Center (VNSC)

 

13

Phan Van Tan

 

VNU University of Science

 

14

Nguyen Van Hiep

 

Institute of Geophysics, VAST

 

15

Mai Van Khiem

 

Institute of  Meteorology Hydrology and Climate Change

 

16

Ngo Ngoc Hoa

 

Department of Physics, Hanoi University of Education

 

7. Featured publications of the members and students of REMOSAT and of SA Department

No

Publications

Authors

Journal

Year

1

Estimation of Rice Height and Biomass Using Multitemporal SAR Sentinel-1 for Camargue, Southern France.

Ndikumana, E., Ho Tong Minh, D., Dang Nguyen, H.T., Baghdadi, N., Courault, D., Hossard, L., El Moussawi, I.

Remote Sens, 10, 1394.  https://doi.org/10.3390/rs10091394

(publication of a Master student)

2018

2

Future changes in annual precipitation extremes over Southeast Asia under global warming of 2°C.

Tangang, F., S. Supari, J.X. Chung, F. Cruz, E. Salimun, S.T. Ngai, L. Juneng, Je. Santisirisomboon, Ja. Santisirisomboon,  T. Ngo-Duc , T. Phan-Van, G. Narisma, P. Singhruck, D. Gunawan, E. Aldrian, A. Sopaheluwakan, G. Nikulin, H. Yang, A.R.C.Remedio, D. Sein, and D. Hein-Griggs

APN Science Bulletin, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.30852/sb.2018.436

2018

3

An Assessment of flood inundation in Hanoi Central Area, Vietnam under historical and future extreme rainfall, 

 

Luo, P.P., D. Mu, H. Xue, T. Ngo-Duc, K. Dang-Dinh, K. Takara, D. Nover, S.G. Schladow

Scientific Reports, 8: 12623. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-30024-5

2018

4

MARMIT: A multilayer radiative transfer model of soil reflectance to estimate surface soil moisture content in the solar domain (400–2500 nm)

 

Bablet, A., P.V.H. Vu, S. Jacquemoud, F. Viallefont-Robinet, S. Fabre, X. Briottet, M. Sadeghi, M.L. Whiting, F. Baret, J. Tian

Remote Sensing of Environment, 217, 1-17, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2018.07.031.

(publication of an undergraduate students)

2018

5

Evaluation of the NCEP Climate Forecast System and Its Downscaling for Seasonal Rainfall Prediction over Vietnam

Phan-Van, T., T. Nguyen-Xuan, H.Van Nguyen, P. Laux, H. Pham-Thanh, and T. Ngo-Duc

Weather and Forecasting,

33, 615–640, 
https://doi.org/10.1175/WAF-D-17-0098.1

2018

6

Time of emergence in regional precipitation changes: an updated assessment using the CMIP5 multi-model ensemble

Nguyen, TH., SK. Min, S. Paik, and D. Lee

Climate Dynamics
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-018-4073-y

2018

7

 IGOSat - A 3U Cubesat for measuring the radiative/electrons content in low Earth orbit and ionosphere

H. Phan, H. Halloin, P. Laurent

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, ISSN 0168-9002, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2018.03.065

2018

8

Bandpass mismatch error for satellite CMB experiments I: Estimating the spurious signal

Duc Thuong Hoang, Guillaume Patanchon, Martin Bucher, Tomotake Matsumura, Ranajoy Banerji, Hirokazu Ishino, Masashi Hazumi, Jacques Delabrouille

Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1475-7516/2017/12/015/meta

2017

9

Exploring cosmic origins with CORE: mitigation of systematic effects

P. Natoli, M. Ashdown, ..., D.T. Hoang, ..., 

 

Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1475-7516/2018/04/022/meta

2017

10

Exploring Cosmic Origins with CORE: Survey requirements and mission design

J. Delabrouille, ..., D.T. Hoang, ...,

 

Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1475-7516/2018/04/014/meta

2017

11

A distinction between rainy season and summer season over the Central Highlands of Vietnam

 Ngo-Thanh, H., T. Ngo-Duc, H. Nguyen-Hong, P. Baker, T. Phan-Van

Theoretical and Applied Climatology; ISSN:0177-798X

2017

12

H2 emission from non-stationary magnetized bow shocks

L. N. Tram, P. Lesaffre, S. Cabrit, A. Gusdorf, P. T. Nhung

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society;
ISSN: 0035-8711

2017

13

Initializing the WRF Model with Tropical Cyclone Vital Records based on the Ensemble Kalman Filter Algorithm for Real-Time Forecasts

Du-Duc, T., C. Kieu, T. Ngo-Duc

Pure and Applied Geophysics; ISSN: 0033-4553

2017

14

Performance evaluation of RegCM4 in simulating Extreme Rainfall and Temperature Indices over the CORDEX-Southeast Asia Region

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

International Journal of Climatology; ISSN: 0899-8418
 

2017

15

Sensitivity of Temperature to Physical Parameterization Schemes of RegCM4 over the CORDEX-Southeast Asia Region

Cruz, F. T., G. T. Narisma, J. B. Dado, P. Singhruck, U. A. Linarka, T. Wati, F. Tangang, L. Juneng, T. Phan-Van, T. Ngo-Duc, J. Santisirisomboon, D. Gunawan, E. Aldrian

International Journal of Climatology; ISSN: 0899-8418

2017

16

Comparisons of Global Terrestrial Surface Water Datasets over 15 Years

Pham-Duc, B., C. Prigent, F. Aires, and F. Papa

Journal of Hydrometeoroloy; ISSN: 1525-755X

2017

17

Surface water monitoring within Cambodia and the Vietnamese Mekong Delta over a year, with Sentinel-1 SAR observations

 Pham-Duc, B., C. Prigent, and F. Aires

Water; ISSN: 2073-4441

2017

18

Sensitivity of the Southeast Asia Rainfall Simulations to Cumulus and Ocean Flux Parameterization in Reg CM4

L. Juneng, 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, and E. Aldrian

Climate Research, ISSN: 0936-577X

2016

19

High-resolution projections for Vietnam – Methodology and evaluation of current climate simulations

J. Katzfey, 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, and T.L. Trinh

Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, ISSN: 1976-7633

2016

20

The Vietnam Gridded Precipitation (VnGP) Dataset: construction and validation

Nguyen-Xuan, T., T. Ngo-Duc, H. Kamimera, L. Trinh-Tuan, T. Phan-Van

SOLA, ISSN: 1349-6476

2016

8. Research outcomes or featured results have been achieved

REMOSAT aims to target high-level scientific products. Some research results have been successfully published in the last two years.