IMHEN

Dr Thang Van Nguyen – Project Leader
Dr Nguyen is a Deputy Director of Vietnam’s Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment (IMHEN). As an expert in climate science, he leads a number of studies at IMHEN, ranging from development of climate change scenarios to climate change adaptation in related fields such as water resources, agriculture and forestry, coastal management and biodiversity. He is actively involved in the World Meteorology Organisation’s climate and meteorology activities. Recently he participated in the preparation of the national report on Vietnam Climate Extremes. Dr. Nguyen has contributed his diverse expertise from his climate science and management experiences into leading the Vietnamese team for this project.
Dr Hien Thuan Nguyen – Observation, analysis of climate projections and assessing response options
Dr Nguyen is the chief of the Department of Science, Training and International Cooperation at Vietnam’s Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environment (IMHEN). She has led the national project on the establishment of National Science and Technology Program on Climate Change. Dr Nguyen also has years of experience working on summer monsoon, rainfall and climate variability research in Vietnam. Recently she has been involved in many climate change projects with focus on climate change adaptation in Vietnam. Experienced in managing large, international collaborations in the field of climate science, Dr Nguyen has contributed her knowledge in managing the delivery of outputs from the IMHEN team. She has also assisted with monsoon analysis and investigating integrated assessment tools to ensure the climate projection data developed, supports adaptation decisions in the future.
Dr Lan Huong Huynh - Assessing response options
As a Director of Vietnam’s Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environment’s (IMHEN) Climate Change Research Centre, Dr. Huynh is an expert in climate change; with research focus on impact assessment, adaptation and mitigation. Much of her recent work is concerned with integrating climate change considerations into Vietnamese plans and policies. She is a project leader of a Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) funded project on Green House Gas inventory in Vietnam. She is also a principal investigator in the national project on the assessment of climate change on water stress in Vietnam. She has participated in component 5 of this project to investigate integrated assessment methods for Vietnam.
Dr Hiep Nguyen – Observation, analysis of climate projections and communications
Dr. Hiep Van Nguyen is a researcher at the Centre for Meteorology and Climatology, within Vietnam’s Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environment (IMHEN). His research interests include investigating: regional climate, high-winds, heavy-rainfall events, typhoon (track and intensity), tropical cyclone and terrain effects on weather and climate over complex terrain areas. On this project, Dr. Nguyen was the communication officer with additional research responsibilities in verification of regional climate models, reviewing and investigating effects of climate change on TC numbers and intensity as well as future projection of TCs over East Vietnam Sea.    
Dr Khiem Mai – Observation and analysis of climate projections
Dr. Mai Van Khiem has a Ph.D. degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Tokyo (Japan). He is presently a researcher at Vietnam’s Institute of Meteorology Hydrology and Environment. His research focuses on climate change and variability, natural hazards, tropical cyclones and climate projection. For this project, Dr. Khiem has worked on validation of model and analysing current and future climate trends. 
Mr Thang Vu – Observation and analysis of climate projections
As a research assistant at Vietnam’s Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment, Mr Vu specialises in running regional climate models and analysing the impacts of climate change on key climate features such as monsoons and cold fronts. Currently embarking on his PhD in Meteorology and Climatology, Mr Vu trained with the CSIRO team in 2012.Under Dr Nguyen’s supervision the training looked to further his skills in the use and analysis of results from CSIRO’s Conformal Cubic Atmospheric Model (CCAM). For this project Mr Vu has assisted in the review of drivers behind extreme rainfall events with Dr. Nguyen (CSIRO).
Mr Kien Truong – Dynamical downscaling and analysis of climate projections
Mr Truong is also a research assistant at Vietnam’s Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment, with knowledge in the area of Meteorology and Climatology. Mr Truong is experienced in running various regional climate models (such as RegCM, PRECIS, MM5 and WRF). He joined the CSIRO team for two months last year to further his knowledge in regional climate models by training in the running and application of CSIRO’s Conformal Cubic Atmospheric Model (CCAM). As part of this project Mr Truong has assisted with the running and analysis of regional climate models.