Catch-Mekong

Monitoring Sedimentation in Mekong Delta

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The international Catch-Mekong project aims to provide research and technology for the sustainable management of natural ressources in the Mekong basin with a special focus on the delta region. Main topics include saltwater intrusion, land use and river and coastal morphology.

The Catch-Mekong project’s main goal is to integrate EO and in-situ monitoring with water quality models and quality data for the Mekong Delta. This will provide a decision supporting tool to impact to salinification as well as coastal instabilities and specific environmental challenges in the Mekong Delta.

EOMAP processed all available satellite imagery from the Landsat archive for the whole mid- and downstream section of the Mekong river to derive time series information on water quality parameters such as turbidity. This information is used by scientists from the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) and included in the modelling of sediment dynamics for the Mekong basin.

SUMMARY

Consortium

EOMAP GmbH & Co. KG, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ, Ludwig-Franzius-Institute for Hydraulic, Waterways and Coastal Engineering, SEBA Hydrometrie GmbH & Co. KG, Universität Würzburg, Center of Water Management and Climate Change (WACC), Can Tho University (CTU), Southern Institute of Ecology (SIE), Vietnam Southern Satellite Technology Application Center (STAC), An Giang University (AGU)/An Giang, Back Khoa University/Viet Nam National University

Project Type

R&D funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Keywords

Water Quality, Sediments, Mekong, Vietnam

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