Research Activities
▪Research and development of Particulate Matter (PM) concentration maps:

   –Regional/national scales (.g. MODIS, VIIRS, OMI, MISR, CALIOP …)

   –Local scale (e.g.: VNREDSat-1, Landsat8, SPOT4 …)

▪Research and development of Green House Gases maps using satellite images.

▪Setup and running Air Quality Model: WRF/Chem, CMAQ, CAMx, CMB, HYSPLIT …

▪Research and develop Multi Sensor Network (in collaboration with Iot team )

▪Impact assessment of air pollution from agriculture, transportation, urbanization, industrialization … on public health, environment and climate change.

▪Development of mobile and web applications to automatically collect, store, process and visualize data and to provide different services to users in term of air quality.


  1. Downscaling satellite AOD map

2. Satellite air quality mapping


Averaged MODIS PM2.5 in December Vietnamese North is affected by monsoon National Scale


SPOT4-based PM10 map over Hanoi in May 4, 2012 Regional Scale



  3. Air quality modeling (WRF/Chem):






  4. Impact Assessment

Air pollution and Biomass burning

Air pollution and respiratory and cardiovascular


  5. FIMO Air Pollution Monitoring Network (collaboration with IoT team)


  6. Air Pollution Monitoring System


Vietnamese Partner

International Partner

Selected Publications

▪Vinh T Tran, Ha V Pham, Thanh X Pham, Hung Q Bui, Anh X Nguyen, Thuy T Nguyen, Thanh TN Nguyen, Satellite Aerosol Optical Depth over Vietnam, an analysis from VIIRS and CALIOP aerosol products, Land Atmospheric Interactions in Asia. Springer Book, 2018.

▪Thi Nhat Thanh NGUYEN, Hoang Anh LE, Thi Minh Tra MAC, Thi Trang Nhung NGUYEN, Van Ha PHAM, Quang Hung BUI, Current Status of PM2.5 Pollution and its Mitigation in Vietnam, Global Environmental Research, 2018 (Accepted)

▪Pham Van Ha, Nguyen Thi Nhat Thanh , Bui Quang Hung , Pascal Klein, Astrid Jourdan, Dominique Laffly, Assessment of georeferencing methods on MODIS Terra / Aqua and VIIRS NPP satellite images in Vietnam. Proceeding of The 10th International Conference on Knowledge and Systems Engineering (KSE 2018), 01-03 November 2018, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

▪Kristofer Lasko and Krishna Prasad Vadrevu and Tuan Vinh Tran and Evan Ellicott and Thi Nhat Thanh Nguyen and Quang Hung Bui and Christopher Justice (2017) Satellites may underestimate rice residue and associated burning emissions in Vietnam. Environmental Research Letters, 12 (8). 085006. ISSN 1748-9326

▪Thanh T N Nguyen, Hung Q Bui, Ha V Pham, Hung V Luu, Chuc D Man, Hai N Pham, Ha T Le, Thuy T Nguyen, Particulate matter concentration mapping from MODIS satellite data: a Vietnamese case study, Environmental Research Letters, 2015, 10, 9, 095016 (ISI)

▪T. H. Le, T. T.N. Nguyen, K. Lasko, S. Ilavajhala,  K. P. Vadrevu and C. Justice, “Vegetation fires and air pollution in Vietnam”, Environmental Pollution, 2014. (ISI)

▪Linh D. Nguyen, Chuc D. Man, Nhung T.T. Nguyen, Hung Q. Bui, Thanh T.N. Nguyen, “Standardization procedure for automatic environmental data: a case study in Hanoi, Vietnam”, The Eighth International Conference on Knowledge and Systems Engineering (KSE 2016)

▪Hung V. Luu, Chuc D. Man, Ke C. Luong, Hung Q. Bui, Thanh T.N. Nguyen. “Air pollution mapping from high spatial resolution satellite images: a case study in Hanoi”. In: Proc. of The 2nd International Joint Conference IJCC, 2016, pp. 130 – 135.