General Director of Vietnam National Space Centre Pham Anh Tuan will represent Vietnam to undertake Chair of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites in 2019 (Source: dantri.com.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam will undertake the Chair of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) in 2019, according to the Vietnam National Space Centre.

The information was announced at the 32nd CEOS Plenary held in Belgium from October 16-18, the centre said, adding that its General Director Pham Anh Tuan will represent Vietnam to hold the position.

The Chair’s main tasks are to play a central role in coordinating missions of member offices, as well as connecting and expanding members and attracting their contributions to earth observations of the committee.

Tuan revealed as the committee’s Chair, Vietnam will put forward two initiatives, including carbon observation, especially in forests in order to serve forest management and supervision, and observation serving agricultural development, with the focus on rice.

These applications are essential to the assessment of agricultural development in Vietnam and will be extended to the nations in the Mekong River region, Tuan added.

Vietnam will host the 33rd CEOS Plenary slated for October 14-16, 2019.-VNA