The Inauguration Ceremony of Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Station at Lang Sen Wetland Reserve Area

The Inauguration Ceremony of Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Station at Lang Sen Wetland Reserve Area

The Inauguration Ceremony was organized on May 9, 2019 at University of Science, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh.

As a result of the cooperation between University of Science and Global Change Research Institute (Czech Globe) on carbon fluxes and greenhouse gas emissions research within tropical ecosystems, the first greenhouse gas monitoring station (with supports for equipment and technique from Czech Globe and with cooperation of Lang Sen Wetland Reserve Area) was installed and put into operation on paddy fields in the buffer zone of Lang Sen Wetland Reserve Area (Long An Province).

The first Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Station at Lang Sen is the beginning of the long-term cooperation project between University of Science, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh and Czech Globe. It also opens up cooperation possibilities with local and international interested parties.

Rice farming is the dominant land use playing very important role to economic, societal and environmental development of the Mekong Delta. The Lang Sen station utilizes Eddy Covariance, the most modern technique for the observation of greenhouse gas emissions in the world. The constant state of fluxes, environmental and meteorological data will be collected automatically in real time by the high-tech electronic probes fixed in the monitoring system and transmitted to University of Science for data processing, storing and analyzing. These data help to quantitatively assess the greenhouse gas emission from paddy fields as well as meteorological data at specific times during farming season, under human control activities. The monitoring results would contribute to clarify the role of paddy field ecosystems in the Mekong Delta’s environment and climate.

 

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