abc-vietnam

Vietnam

Environment

2005 – 2007

 

ABC (Atmospheric Brown Cloud) – Vietnam Project

Partners

Institution :

The Vietnam National University

Department:

Institution for Environment and Resource (IER)

Address: 142 To Hien Thanh street, district 10
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Phone & fax: + 84 8 – 865 11 32 / 865 56 70
Direction: Prof. Huynh Thi Minh Hang

EPFL

Institute:

Environmental Science and Technology Institute (ISTE)
Atmospheric Pollution Laboratory (LPAS)

Faculty: School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC)
Address:

Ecublens

1015 Lausanne, Suisse

Phone: + 41 21 – 693 61 60
Fax: + 41-21 – 693 51 45
Direction: Prof. Hubert van den Bergh
Colleague: Dr. Alain Clappier
Institute:

Environmental Science and Technology Institute (ISTE)
Atmospheric Chemistry Modelling Laboratory (LMCA)

Faculty: School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC)
Address:

Ecublens

1015 Lausanne, Suisse

Phone: + 41 21 – 693 76 45
Fax: + 41-21 – 693 36 26
Direction: Prof. Isabelle Bey

 

Summary

The ABC (Atmospheric Brown Cloud)OEVietnam Project (phase I) is a collaborative project between the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and the Institute of Environment and Resource (IER) at Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC).

The project aims, on one hand, at improving the scientific understanding of the air pollution issues in the large cities in Asia. On the other hand, the project aims at initiating the training of Vietnamese scientists who could become key actors in the
dialogues with decision makers and thus influence the policies, decisions and legislations that affect air pollution.

The scientific goals of the project are 1) to examine air quality for large cities in Asia by developing and conducting high resolution regional scale simulations and 2) to investigate in a quantitative manner the contribution of the Indochina Peninsula, and of the Asian continent in changing the global atmospheric composition. Both experimental and modelling tools will be used during the project. A measurement campaign will be organised to allow the development of accurate high- resolution inventories for traffic emissions. Numerical simulations will be performed with a mesoscale and a global chemical transport model to account for the variety of spatial scales associated with the air pollution processes.

Through these scientific activities, a strong collaboration will be established between EPFL and IER, which will permit to train students and scientists and to develop and extend the capacity of the participating Vietnamese institution.