For the first time, the Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emissions in Vietnam have been calculated by applying images produced from the country´s very first remote sensing satellite VNREDSat-1 and Geographic Information System in combination with calculation software. This activity is within the framework of a research project conducted by the Department of National Remote Sensing under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. Besides the GHG emission database, the project generated digital databases on ecological, soil and climate conditions of Vietnam in general and the Central Highlands in particular. The finding reveals that the Central Highlands provides more than one-third of national forest areas but it absorbs 50 percent of total carbon dioxin emissions in Vietnam.
The outcome of this project is an important scientific base for the research orientation on GHG’s emission calculation using remote sensing technology in the upcoming time.
Sources & further information: “Satellite images provide clear picture of greenhouse gas emissions” at https://vietnamnews.vn and “Ứng dụng ảnh vệ tinh VNREDSat-1 kiểm kê khí nhà kính” at http://cand.com.vn/, accessed on 19 Mar 2021