From 18 to 20 September, 2017, Vietnam National Space Center under Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology cooperated with the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in organizing an international symposium called “The 10th Global Earth Observation System of Systems Asia-Pacific (GEOSS - AP 10)” in Hanoi.

The symposium addressed the theme of “Accelerating the realization of the stable development goals with earth observations: Lessons from the Asia-Oceania region.” The 10th GEOSS Asia-Pacific Symposium was divided into plenary session and group session which focused on the following topics: member countries’ reports on fostering the implementation of the global earth observation system in Asia-Pacific region, Vietnam’s demands for data and information of earth observation, and specific experiences, etc. GEOSS was established by the Group of Earth Observation (GEO) - an organization with more than 100 members that are countries’ governments and organizations around the world. It aimed at better results of integrating observation systems and data sharing through connecting infrastructures using a common standard. Vietnam became a member of GEO in 2014. Director of Vietnam National Space Center, Pham Anh Tuan said, “This is an excellent opportunity for Vietnam to enhance and expand the cooperation with regional and international countries in space technology research and application.”


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