The Vietnam Oil Spill
Dear colleagues and friends,
The South China Sea waters of central and southern Vietnam have been badly affected by a crude oil spill since 29th December 2006. The South China Sea Project Co-ordinating Unit office was recently contacted by the Vietnam Environment Protection Agency (VEPA) with regards to this. The oil spill continues to cause severe impacts on the coastal environment, aquaculture, and public health in Vietnam, although the source of the oil is still unknown.
This discussion forum has been created to facilitate online communication regarding this serious problem affecting the South China Sea. At present, the Vietnam Environment Protection Agency is particularly keen to receive any information from experts and other interested parties regarding:
VEPA’s Contact Details
Tel : (844) 822 4420
Fax : (844) 822 3189
Dr. Vo Si Tuan, Senior Expert
South China Sea Project Co-ordinating Unit :)
Latest Vietnam Upwelling Event
How is the current Southwest Monsoon driven upwelling at the Vietnamese coast? It is at its full peak now. Please kindly find the MODIS Aqua satellite chlorophyll a images in the attached file.
Currently, the VietHAB team is conducting sampling at the upwelling region for harmful algea bloom (HAB). Another group of scientist in the region is monitoring closely the ocean condition in the region everyday using the satellite in the space. The satellite remote sensing group is very keen to collaborate with other marine researchers in order to help to conserve the marine environment in the region.
Global Environment Information Centre
United Nations University
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It is really terrible for the Costal environment of Vietnam
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