January 18, 2021


Vietnam province launches environmental monitoring project for mangrove aquaculture


An environment monitoring project for mangrove aquaculture (AQUAM) in Ca Mau province was kicked off on January 15 by the province's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Australia's University of Queensland (UQ) and Greenfield Consulting and Development Ltd (GFD), Vietnam News Agency reported.

The project, which will be implemented by UQ and GFD Ltd, aims to build an environmental monitoring system for mangrove aquaculture, providing information on management of mangrove forests and sustainable aquaculture towards improving livelihoods for coastal communities.

The project is targeted to be completed within 15 months, with a budget of over A$500,600 (US$384,948) funded by the Australian Innovation Fund (Aus4Innovation).

Prof. Catherine Lovelock, director of AQUAM, says the project will apply advanced technology in water and forest environmental monitoring, and provide technical assistance in water environmental monitoring of shrimp farming and forest resource management.

Dr. Hoang Viet Anh from GFD adds that the company will apply the most advanced technologies such as automatic control, internet of things and artificial intelligence to build the environmental monitoring system.