MONRE: applying remote sensing for monitoring riverbank & coastal erosion in Mekong Delta


This is the content of a sub-project of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE). The project is implemented by the Central Remote Sensing Station of the MONRE’s Department of National Remote Sensing. The project’s objective is to develop a database on changes in riverbanks and coastal lines by using remote sensing technology. The result will be served for assessing the efficiency of counter-erosion measures and supporting regional development planning. On this basis, initiatives in preparedness, adaption, and mitigation of losses caused by erosion in the context of climate change can be taken. The long-term objective of the project is to update multi-temporal information on the riverbank and coastal changes in the Mekong Delta.

The project has 12 work packages, eight of which have been accomplished.

Sources & further information: “Remote sensing applied to monitor erosion in Mekong Delta” at and “Thứ trưởng Trần Quý Kiên kiểm tra thực địa công tác lắp đặt và đào tạo hệ thống thu tín hiệu vệ tinh SPOT 6/7” at, accessed on 15 December 2021.