Monitoring Sedimentation in the Mekong Delta


The international Catch-Mekong project aims to provide research and technology for the sustainable management of natural resources 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 Earth observation and in-situ monitoring with water quality models and data for the Mekong Delta. This will provide a tool to support decision-making on salinification, coastal instabilities and specific environmental challenges.

EOMAP processed all available satellite imagery from the Landsat archive for the whole of the middle 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 is included in the modelling of sediment dynamics for the Mekong basin.



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


Water Quality, Sediments, Mekong, Vietnam