IoT tech enables mangrove aquaculture

August 18th, 2022

The mangrove forests are an important ecosystem for Ca Mau and other Mekong Delta provinces. Due to their immense carbon storage potential and function as a shield against extreme weather conditions, they play a central role in stabilising the climate and protecting coastal communities. Mangrove aquaculture is also considered a sustainable and productive practice, combining conservation and livelihoods.
The University of Queensland, Australia has worked with Vietnamese partners (tech company GreenField consulting & development Ltd., Nam Song Hau Fishery Research Sub-Institute, and Ca Mau Department of Agriculture and Rural Development) to install 15 wireless environmental monitoring stations in Ca Mau province to monitor the mangrove water. This will help farmers and local authorities access real-time data about the water quality and respond quickly to environmental hazards.
Speaking at the closing workshop of this project funded by our Aus4Innovation program, Acting Deputy Ambassador Kate Wallace was thrilled to learn about the mangrove forest and the project’s achievements, and took pride in an Australia-Vietnam collaboration that addresses environmental challenges.
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