Workshop discusses modern technology and its application in the hydro-meteorological monitoring network

A workshop on hydro-meteorological monitoring technology for forecasting and warning of natural disasters in the digital era as well as information consultation on meteorology and hydrology for disaster risk disclosure was held in Hanoi on October 2.

Delegates at the event (Photo:
Delegates at the event (Photo:

The workshop was held as part of the activities to celebrate the 75th Traditional Day of the Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Sector (October 3, 1945 - 2020).

Speaking at workshop, Prof. Dr. Tran Hong Thai, Director General of the Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration said that since its establishment, the Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Sector has made significant contributions to socio-economic development, defence and security, and especially disaster prevention and control.

Modernisation of hydrometeorology monitoring, broadcasting and forecasting is the top priority of the meteorological and hydrological sector, especially the application of Industry 4.0 technologies in the general activities of the sector, he said, adding that properly assessing natural disaster risks will contribute to reducing damage.

The workshop also aimed to create a forum for scientists from research institutes, universities, units under the Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration, and enterprises to exchange and share scientific and technological information, as well as propose research directions, application of modern technologies in hydro-hydrometeorology monitoring, transmission, forecasting and warning.