On 25th September 2015, Prof. Nobuyoshi Esaki agreed to join the FIMO’s International Advisory Board. Prof. Esaki got his Ph.D. degree in the field of Agricultural Chemistry in 1979 from Kyoto University, Japan. He was the Executive Vice President of Kyoto University from 2008 -2014, Professor and Director of Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University from 1996 – 2008. Currently he is Director of Kyoto Study Center, The Open University of Japan.
The rapid economic development in Vietnam has negative effects to the environment and natural resources of the country. The global climate change also makes environment change which is the reason for the increase of natural disasters. These changes must be monitored and managed to maintain a sustainable development for the country. The mission of FIMO is to apply multidisciplinary integrated technologies to develop systems for natural resources and environment monitoring and management, disaster management and mitigation. These systems are called field monitoring systems. Based on the philosophy “Thinking globally – Acting locally”, FIMO has an International Advisory Board including well-known professors and senior experts from various countries who help FIMO to make strategic plans for developing the center.
Researches in FIMO has been exploiting data from remote sensing sources and statistical data source from Government and Local Governments. FIMO is also setting up sensor networks for collecting more field data. Data from various sources are digitalized, standardized and integrated to our FIMO’s spatial data infrastructure on which field monitoring systems are built. Up to now, FIMO’s field monitoring systems are based on statistical models. For improving the accuracy of systems, chemical models must be further studied and applied to the systems. With the advisor in in the field of chemistry from Prof. Esaki, FIMO believes that we can develop better monitoring systems based on chemical models.