Hanoi Geoengineering 2016 continues on the basis of the 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2013 symposiums, which have become a regular international event to be held in Hanoi, Vietnam, as jointly organized by VNU University of Science (HUS-VNU), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Kyoto University (KU) in close collaboration with other overseas and national partners. The Hanoi Geoengineering symposium is aimed at fostering a better communication and collaboration between the academic and industrial sector in the fields of Geoengineering.

The Hanoi Geoengineering 2016 Symposium is one of scientific activities to commemorate the 60th anniversary of VNU – University of Science and 20th anniversary of Department of Geotechnics – Geoenvironment, the predecessor of present Department of Geoenvironment and Department of Geotechnics.

Response to the success of COP 21 in Paris, the Hanoi Geoengineering 2016 Symposium focuses on “Energy & Sustainability” to reflect actions of scientists and technologist working in the field of Geoengineering in joining hands to protect the Earth from the impact of climate change for sustainable development.


The symposium includes one day of plenary and poster sessions and one day field-trip to visit Trang An Heritage, Vietnam where was recognized by UNESCO with unique geological-geomorphic values.






The Hanoi Geoengineering 2016 Symposium focuses on Geoengineering solutions for sustainable development and climate change response based on 3E: Energy – Environment – Ecosystems, with 3 themes as follows:

Energy Sustainability: Geoengineering techniques and methods for: development of renewable and clean energy (water energies-hydropower, tide and sea current energy; wind energy; solar energy, geothermal energy), sustainable exploitation and use of nonrenewable energy such as coal, oil and gas, etc.

Environmental Sustainability: Environment and climate change investigation and modeling; environmental remediation, waste treatment and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction; disaster mitigation, disaster environment recovery.

Ecosystem Sustainability: Remote Sensing and GIS for land-use and ecosystem change; ecosystems for modeling paleoclimate, ecosystems as sponges for GHG; ecosystems for tracing pollution; ecosystem conservation and sustainable development; models of natural resource sustainable utilization….