Air POllution Management (APOM)

1. Members

Dr. NGUYEN Thi Nhat Thanh, Team Leader/ Researcher

Prof. Dr. NGUYEN Thanh Thuy,  Advisor

Dr. BUI Quang Hung, Researcher

Msc. DO Thi Nhu Ngoc, Researcher MSc. PHAM Van Ha, Ph.D. candidate at VNU-UET & UT2J-France

MSc. TRAN Tuan Vinh, Ph.D. candidate at VNU UET

Bsc. Ngo Xuan Truong, Researcher

Mr. TRAN Huy Tan (Master Student)

Mr. Kristopher LASKO, Ph.D. candidate at UMD, US

2. Alumni

MSc. MAN Duc Chuc (moved to LCLUC & 4DGIS teams)

MSc. BUI Thi Mai (Graduated)

Bsc.NGUYEN Van Hung(Graduated)

Mr. HA Duc Van (Moved to IOT team)

Msc. PHAM Huu Bang (moved to Jacob Uni., Bremen, Germany)

MSc. LUU Viet Hung  (moved to SHIP team)

Mr. PHAN Van Thanh (moved to a software company)

MSc. NGUYEN Duc Linh (moved to a software company)

MSc. LE Xuan Thanh (moved to a software company)

Mr. DO Van Tu  (moved to a software company)

Mr. Do Ngoc Huy (Internship) Mr. Le Van Phi (Internship)
Bsc. PHAN Hong Thai (Graduated) Bsc. HOANG Duong(Graduated) Bsc. NGO Duc Duong (Graduated)

Bsc. TRINH Xuan Nam (Graduated)

Bsc. VU Ngoc Thanh (Graduated)

3. Mission

  • Research and development on air pollution management and monitoring

4. Vision

  • Research and development of Particulate Matter (PM) concentration maps at regional/national scales using multi satellite images (.g. MODIS, VIIRS, OMI, MISR, CALIOP …) and at local scale using high spatial resolution satellite images (e.g.: VNREDSat-1, Landsat8, SPOT4 …)
  • Research and development of Green House Gases (GHGs) maps using satellite images.
  • Setup and running Air Quality Model (WRF/Chem, CMAQ, CAMx, CMB, HYSPLIT model …)
  • Research and develop Multi Sensor Network (MSN) for Particulate Matter measurements (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.

5. Partners

National Partners:

Centre For Environmental Monitoring (CEM), Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) Hanoi Center For Environmental And Natural Resources Monitoring And Analysis (CENMA), Hanoi Environment and Natural Resources Department Vietnam National University of Agriculture
Vietnam National Hospital of Pediatrics Bach Mai Hospital Hanoi University of Public Health
Institute of Geophysics, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology

International Partners:

Department of Geographical Science,

University of Maryland, United State

National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan University of Toulouse II, France
University of Ferrara and MEEO s.r.l , Ferrara, Italy ESTI, Pau, France Asia Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand


6. Products

Selected Publications

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Thi Nhat Thanh Nguyen, Viet Cuong Ta, Thanh Ha Le, Simone Mantovani, 2013. Particulate  Matter concentration  Estimation from  satellite  aerosol  and meteorological  parameters, data-driven approaches, In: Proc. of The  fifth  international conference  on  knowledge and  system  engineering (KSE 2013), pp. 351-362.

Maps & Services

  • Daily PM2.5 maps estimated from VIIRS and MODIS images over Vietnam

Monthly variation of PM 2.5 concentration in the NE and RRD regions from 2010 – 2014.

Monthly variation of MODIS PM 2.5 concentration in the NE  and RRD regions from 2010 – 2014.

7. Media

Group contact: 408, E3, 144 Xuan Thuy, Cau Giay, Hanoi, Vietnam. Email: