TECHNICAL TOURS

A number of attractive and informative Technical Tours have been organised to complement the conference experience. These tours will visit sites and organisations of particular interest to delegates.

Please note, all tours have a limited number of seats available.  All tours are based on a minimum number of participants. If this number is not reached, alternative places will be allocated strictly in order of receipt of bookings. Where participants cancel their tour bookings prior to 22 January 2019, payment will be refunded in full. Thereafter, no refund will be made.

PRE-TOURS

We plan on making your trip to Vietnam one to remember. That is why we have organised the following pre-tours that features some of the best attractions and sights in Vietnam, and combines it with a technical aspect. For example on the tour to Halong, you will visit Quang Ninh, the homeland of coal mines in Vietnam, where you will hear how the mining surveyors compile, interpret and manage data which is used in all stages of a mine’s development from initial prospecting and exploitation through to restoration of land at the end of the site’s working life.

HANOI – HALONG – HANOI

 

Date: 19-21 April (3 days 2 nights)
Time: Morning to afternoon
Starts at: Your hotel  
Ends at: Your hotel

Fee: 
340 EUR per person when 2 sharing a room (guests must register together with the partner ie no half cabins sold)
450 EUR per person in a single room

 

Quang Ninh is the homeland of coal mining of Vietnam. There are many open pits and underground mines to visit and explore.

Halong Bay is one of the most beautiful places on earth and a must-see in Vietnam. The significant scientific importance and its geological beauty make Halong bay an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stay one night at the heart of Halong bay to fully recover your energy and see a different world from a place with a thousands of islands.

Day 1: Hanoi – Coal Mine – Halong city 
Day 2: Discover Halong Bay in luxury cruises (party cruises & authentic Vietnamese dinner buffet, overnight stay on board)
Day 3: Discover Halong Bay on a luxury cruises (breakfast on board & visit floating fishing village)

 

HANOI – SAPA – HANOI

 

Date: 19-21 April (3 days 2 nights)
Time: Morning to early evening
Starts at: Your hotel  
Ends at: Your hotel

Fee: 
330 EUR per person when 2 sharing a room (guests must register together with the partner ie no half cabins sold)
440 EUR per person in a single room

 

Sapa is a small and old town on top of a mountain region in northern Vietnam, which is one of the most wonderful and exotic hill stations. The beautiful town has French architecture and homes various symbolic hill tribal cultures.

Fansipan is the highest mountain peak of Vietnam at 3,143 m. Hundred years ago in French colonel, surveyors and cartographers sat up survey mark. Nowadays with cable car from Sapa, you will take the to fly trip flying over the deep jungle to Fansipan peak, the way you come to the peak seem to go to heaven.

Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa – Ham Rong Moutain
Day 2: Sapa – Fansipan Summit
Day 3: Sapa – Cat Cat Village – Hanoi

 

 

DAILY TOURS

Visit to Ground Satellite Receiving Station, Department of National Remote Sensing

Date: Tuesday 23 April 2019
Time: 13:00-16:45
Starts at: Vietnam National Convention Center
Ends at: Vietnam National Convention Center
Fee: 20 EUR

A technical tour will be organised to the Department of National Remote Sensing (RSD) an agency of the Ministry of Nature Resources and Environment (MONRE). The RSD's main tasks include using remote sensing technology for investigation and monitoring natural resources and environment; acquiring, processing satellite images and redistributing them to users in Vietnam; applying satellite images for topographic map updating and creating for medium and smaller map scales (mainly 1/25000 and 1/50000); and researching, implementing and transferring technology in the field of remote sensing and cartographic mapping. ).

Currently RSD manages and operates only one modern satellite and receiving image station located near Hanoi.
This receiving station, funded by the French Government and EU, has the capability to receive low, middle and high resolution images from many remote sensing satellites.

Participants will be briefed on the activities carried out by RSD.

Visit to Vietnam Natural Resources and Environment Corporation

Date: Wednesday 24 April 2019
Time: 13:00-15:15
Starts at: Vietnam National Convention Center
Ends at: Vietnam National Convention Center
Fee: 20 EUR

Vietnam Natural Resources and Environment Corporation (TMV) is under the Ministry of Nature Resources and Environment (MONRE) and was established on the basis of restructuring existing business units in Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment operating under the structure of parent-subsidiaries Company.

Components of TMV are:

  • Aerial Photo-Topography company (APT),
  • Cadastre and Engineering Survey company (CESC),
  • Geodetic and Topographic Division (GTD) (under Department of Geology and Minerals of Vietnam).

TMV has subsidiary networks of companies and partners all over Vietnam. TMV is the most advanced corporation in the field of survey and mapping in Vietnam and one of the most important parts of their business is aerial survey and mapping. Currently TMV owns many high technological equipment such as GNSS CORS RTK network, RMKTop CarlZeiss aerial camera system, CityMapper Leica LiDAR airbone system, hydrographic survey system etc.

A visit to TMV is the best way to explore survey and mapping technology in Vietnam.

Visit to NAVIS International Collaboration Centre

Date: Thursday 25 April 2019
Time: 13:15-16:30
Starts at: Vietnam National Convention Center
Ends at: Vietnam National Convention Center
Fee: 20 EUR

A technical tour will be organised to the University of Science and Technology where the NAVIS Centre will be visited. The Navis Centre was established as a project co-funded by the European Union, through the collaboration among European and Asian partners focuses on research and development of satellite navigation technology, in South-East Asia.

The mission of NAVIS is to act as linking entity between Europe and South East Asia in the field of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). NAVIS aims to ease cross-links between EU and South-East Asia actors to promote European Global Navigation Satellite System technology, and reinforce international collaboration among players.