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Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Administration of Seas and Islands (VASI) held a symposium on studying the application of oceanographic models to adjust sea radar data, and make wave and flow forecasts in the East Sea and the western coast of the Gulf of Tonkin on March 21 in Hanoi.

Deputy head of the VASI Vu Truong Son said the event was part of a 300,000 USD project funded by the US Office of Naval Research’s Arctic and Global Prediction Programme. The project has been carried out in Vietnam from 2015-2018.

In the first phase of the project, three radar stations were installed in the Tonkin Gulf, namely Hon Dau station in northern Hai Phong city, Nghi Xuan station in central Ha Tinh province and Dong Hoi station in central Quang Binh province, together with a station to receive data in Hanoi.

To date, data on several big storms hitting Vietnam in 2017 matched data collected by the three radars. The data is expected to be used for the research of oceanographic models, and help better serve sea and island management in the future.

From now until the end of this year, a self-propelled sea measuring device will be dropped down Quang Ngai waters, while research on oceanographic models in wave and flow predictions will continue to be implemented.-VNA