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Satellites to track Chinese dams on Mekong river, as US likens ‘threat’ facing Southeast Asia to South China Sea

Threats to Southeast Asian unity on the Mekong are as “existential” as those in the South China Sea, according to the United States, which this week launched a project that will use satellites to track water levels at Chinese dams along the river.   David Stilwell, US ...

Maria Siow

Satellite data reliable for rainfall monitoring in Mekong River Basin: research

Researchers have proven that satellite data can assist in monitoring rainfall in the Mekong River Basin, the Chinese Academy of Sciences announced Monday. The researchers evaluated the reliability of existing precipitation, or rainfall data, from both high-resolution satellite and reanalysis data, with a ground observations-based ...

Vietnam to use satellite data to monitor forests, water resources

Scientists and natural resource management agencies will no longer have to pay for optical images for forest inventory and surveys after the Vietnam DataCube, a satellite database, is put into operation. Keep reading ...

Thien Nhien

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