Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary collaboration in coastal disaster mitigation and adaptation at Thuyloi University

(TLU) - Within the framework of the project "Towards risk reduction and resilience to coastal hazards: A big data analytics approach", the training course took place from 13 January, 2021. The 3-day training program has been including scientific research presentations and a field trip in Do Son - Hai Phong.

The project "Towards risk reduction and resilience to coastal hazards: A big data analytics approach" belongs to Newton Fund Grant Agreement Research Environment Links between The British Council and Thuyloi University with collaborating university - the Queen's University of Belfast, UK.   Prof. Dr. Nguyen Trung Viet - Vice President of TLU is the chairman of the project. During one year of implementing the project, 11 articles have been published internationally, providing documents for a graduate student to complete PhD, supporting 2 international graduate students at the TLU.

Prof. Dr. Nguyen Trung Viet - Vice President of TLU delivered a speech

The training program also welcomed the participation of Ms. Phan Huong representing the UK Embassy, Vietnam Disaster Management Authority, young researchers, PhD, graduate students from many research institutions, universities in Hanoi, Da Nang, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai .etc.

In addition, the content of the course focused on the hot issues of disaster identification, appropriate actions to mitigate and adapt to coastal hazards. The project’s approach is evaluated in a multidimensional view, with the participation of many experts in the fields of construction, hydrology, geotechnical, public health, AI, Big-Data ... Especially, with the support of National management agencies, the issue of disaster risk reduction can bring more efficiency to the community.

The trainees discussed at the training course

The trainees were awarded certificates of the course completion

The trainees and researchers attending in the course found that many opportunities for accessing scholarship programs, research investment funds had been introduced. Many scientific issues were discussed broadly and clearly oriented. The training course was very successful when connecting many sources of valuable knowledge towards the goal of reducing and adapting to natural disasters. Therefore the future orientation for research of the trainees from many provinces in Vietnam will be gradually conducted.

Group photo

The trainees had a field trip to structures of river training and disaster control in Do Son - Hai Phong

Source from the course