Satellite images provide clear picture of greenhouse gas emissions

A research project by the Department of National Remote Sensing under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) has for the first time used images provided by VNREDSat-1, Vietnam’s very first remote sensing satellite, in calculating carbon dioxide emissions.

Using the VNREDSat-1 imagery and geographic information system (GIS) application, the project completed digital databases on the ecological, soil and climate conditions of the country and the Tay Nguyen Central Highlands, as well as a database to calculate greenhouse gas emissions, while setting up maps for land cover in Tay Nguyen localities and its changes.

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