Scientific Participants

German Participants Vietnamese Participants
German Aerospace Center (DLR) Huế University - International School (HUIS)
United Nations University (UNU) Huế University of Sciences (HUSC)
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DONRE), Thua Thien Huế Province
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) Thua Thien Hue Provincial Commanding Committee of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, Search and Rescue (CCNDPC/SR)
IZES gGmbH Sub-Institute of Hydrometeorology and Climate Change (SIHYMECC)
geomer GmbH
Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII)

German participating Institutions

German Aerospace Center (DLR) - Earth Observation Center (EOC)

The Earth Observation Center (EOC) - that consists of the German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) and the Remote Sensing Technology Institute (IMF) - is the core institute of DLR’s earth observation activities. The German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) is engaged in research, product development and providing services based on earth observation data from aircraft and satellite platforms. Results of this work support geo-scientific and environmental research and applications as well as commercial customers and civil security needs. Research projects focus on developing methodologies for generating customized data products as well as on the assimilation of data in models. The major fields of application are land use, the environment, civil security, climate and atmosphere, and geographic information systems.


Dr. Felix Bachofer
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)
Earth Observation Center (EOC), German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD)
82234 Weßling (Oberpfaffenhofen)
Email: felix.bachofer [at]
Phone: +49 8153 28-3183

United Nations University

The mission of the United Nations University (UNU) is to contribute, through collaborative research and education, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems of human survival, development and welfare that are the concern of the United Nations, its Peoples and Member States. In carrying out this mission, UNU works with leading universities and research institutes in UN Member States, functioning as a bridge between the international academic community and the United Nations system. Founded in 2003, the mission of the United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) is to act as a think tank and contribute to solving challenges to humanity driven by global environmental change through cutting-edge, policy-oriented research and capacity building on solutions to reduce risk and vulnerability. UNU-EHS combines global perspectives with locally grounded research and tailored solutions for people and resilient societies. The institute strives for long-term impact by investing in the capacities of the next generations of thought leaders.

Two sections of UNU-EHS are involved in the FloodAdaptVN project: the “Vulnerability Assessment, Risk Management & Adaptive Planning” (VARMAP) section, and the “Environmental Vulnerability & Ecosystem Services” (EVES) section.


Dr. Michael Hagenlocher & Dr. Zita Sebesvari
UN Campus
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1
53113 Bonn
Email: hagenlocher [at] & sebesvari [at]
Phone: +49 228 815-0250

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

The University of Tübingen, founded in 1477, belongs to the oldest universities in Europe and is one of eleven German Excellence Universities. It is located in the south of Germany and is internationally renowned in the fields of medicine, law, and theology in the first place. The research group of geoinformatics, belonging to the department of geosciences within the faculty of science, focuses on the analysis of landscapes and urban areas, as well as their interrelations by means of geospatial data analysis, remote sensing and machine learning. The research group is led by Prof. Dr. Volker Hochschild and is involved in numerous national and international research projects dealing with the assistance of urban planning in emerging economies, the evaluation of hydrological hazards related to global change, the support of humanitarian work, or the dispersal of cultural heritage in prehistoric times. Within FloodAdaptVN, the research group will lead the tasks of data collection, data management and integrated spatial analyses.


Prof. Dr. Volker Hochschild & Dr. Michael Schultz
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Institute of Geography
Ruemelinstr. 19-23
72070 Tübingen
Email: volker.hochschild [at] & an.braun [at]
Phone: +49-7071-2975316

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)

The Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU) in Munich is one of Germany’s universities of excellence and is considered Germany’s Alps-University. At the same time it is one of the largest universities in Germany with a vivid student life and manifold cultural activities. The Department of Geography at LMU is one of the largest and most storied geographical units in Central Europe. Students benefit from a broad and qualifying teaching program and from a multi-faceted research landscape focused on environmental, social and economic aspects in mountain regions. The Department’s mission is to explore, understand and frame changes in the interrelation of humans and nature globally, regionally and locally. This includes e.g. climate change, its impact on nature and societies and different ways to mitigate and adapt and it likewise includes e.g. changes in societies, which lead to new lifestyles and thereby new ways of looking at nature and its resources and risks.


Prof. Dr. Matthias Garschagen
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)
Department of Geography
Luisenstr. 37
80333 München
Email: m.garschagen [at]
Phone: +49 89 2180 4141


The IZES gGmbH was established in November 1999 as a research institute associated to the University of Applied Sciences Saarbruecken. IZES’ research activities support sustainable development, resource efficiency, environmental and climate protection at different levels – from the local to the national and international level. IZES consists of the departments ‘Infrastructure & Municipal Development’, ‘Material Flow Management’, ‘Energy Markets’, ‘Social-Scientific Energy Research’ and ‘Technical Innovations’ which reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the research team.



Dr. Ulrike Schinkel & Mr. Mike Speck
Altenkesseler Str. 17
66115 Saarbrücken
Email: schinkel [at] & speck [at]
Phone: +49 681 844972-0

geomer GmbH

The geomer GmbH understands itself as engaged supplier of geointelligent solutions for demanding setting of tasks witch relate to geography and spacial science. geomer is an independent, privately owned enterprise and was created 1999 in Heidelberg. The service offers cover the entire range of GIS services, software development, server and web services as well as customized training offers. The area “Risk Management, Flood Modeling, Soil Science and Geomorphology” is the main focus of the company’s services, which include consulting services as well as various data and software products.



Dr. André Assmann
geomer GmbH
Im Breitspiel 11B
69126 Heidelberg
Email: aassm [at]
Phone: +49 6221 8945841

Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII)

MCII was initiated as a charitable organisation by representatives of insurers, research institutes and NGOs in April 2005 in response to the growing realization that insurance solutions can play a role in adaptation to climate change, as suggested in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol. This initiative is hosted at the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), in Bonn (Germany). As a leading think tank on climate change and insurance, MCII is focused on developing solutions for the risks posed by climate change for the poorest and most vulnerable people in developing countries.



Dr. Maxime Souvignet
Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII)
UN Campus, Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1
53113 Bonn
Email: souvignet [at]
Phone: +49 228 815-0237

Vietnamese participating Institutions

Hue University - International School (HUIS)

The International School - Hue University is an institution of international quality training and research in the direction of socialization and non-profit in multidisciplinary training with high self-control. The International School is based on promoting the advantage of connecting with units inside and outside Hue University, providing human resources with good ethical qualities, professional qualifications, competence, and skills. International integration, meeting the country’s socio-economic development requirements, is also a training hub that attracts international scientists and students to teach and learn at Hue City.

Hue University Hue University


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Hoang Khanh Linh
Huế University - International School
04 Le Loi
Huế City
Email: nhklinh [at]
Phone: +84 234 3848561

Hue University of Sciences (HUSC)

The Department of Chemistry, Hue University of Sciences (HUSC) has undergone 60 years of construction and development. It is structured by 4 sections of Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physic and Theory Chemistry, and Analytical Chemistry. Equiped by advanced laboratories and equipments, the main task of the Department is to serve teaching and scientific research at all levels including bachelor, master and doctoral degrees. Many topics have been applied in practice for local and regional socio-economic development, such as Refining chemicals; Investigation and assessment of downstream ecosystems and environments of some main rivers in Central region of Vietnam for sustainable development; Conservation of coastal ecosystems under the impact of development activities; Production of glucosamine from shrimp shells, extraction of bioactive organic compounds from plants; Synthesis of nanomaterials (TiO2, ZnO, SnO2, Ag, Au …), etc.

Hue University of Sciences


Dr. Nguyen Dang Giang Chau
Huế University of Sciences (HUSC)
Department of Chemistry
Nguyen Hue 77
Huế City
Email: chaundg [at]
Phone: +84 234 823951

Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DONRE), Thua Thien Hue Province

Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DONRE) is a specialized agency of the Provincial People’s Committee, performing the function of advising and assisting the Provincial People’s Committee in state management of natural resources and environment, including: Land; Water Resources; Mineral resources and Geology; Environment; Meteorology and Hydrology; Climate Change; Measurement and map; integrated and unified management of sea, islands and lagoons; manage and organize the Implementation of public services in the fields of the Department’s functions.


Mr. Le Ba Phuc
DONRE - Deputy Department of Natural Resources and Environment
Thua Thien Huế Province
115 Nguyen Huế Street
Huế City
Email: lbphuc.stnmt [at]
Phone: +84 914019559

Thua Thien Hue Provincial Commanding Committee of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, Search and Rescue (CCNDPC/SR)

CCNDPC/SR is responsible for the development and implementation of plans for natural disaster prevention, control and response as well as for the integration of related contents into local socio-economic development and construction plans. The committee bundles competences of all relevant departments and other stakeholders and enables the mainstreaming of the results of FloodAdaptVN into the provincial planning framework and administrative action.


Mr. Le Dien Minh
Thua Thien Hue Provincial Commanding Committee of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, Search and Rescue
2B Tran Cao Van - Phuong Vinh Ninh
Huế City
Email: bchpclbtkcn [at]
Phone: +84 2343822519

Sub-Institute of Hydrometeorology and Climate Change (SIHYMECC), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE)

The Sub-Institute of Hydrometeorology and Climate Change (SIHYMECC) is part of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), which is the leading ministry for climate action and the focal point to UNFCCC. SIHYMECC contributes to national-level climate change policy and coordinates the implementation of the respective activities. It introduces the essential link between research activities at the provincial level and policy-making at the national level.



Mr. Pham Thanh Long
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE)
Viet Nam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change (IMHEN)
Sub-Institute of Hydrometeorology and Climate Change (SIHYMECC)
Ly Chinh ThangStreet 200
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Email: sihymecc [at]
Phone: +84 02838243815