Dr Thanh Ngo-Duc holds a PhD in Meteorology from the University of Paris VI in 2005. He is currently an Associate Professor, Co-Director of the Department of Space and Applications (DSA), and Co-Director of the LOTUS International Joint Laboratory (http://lotus.usth.edu.vn) at the University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH). He is also a member of the Scientific Committee in Earth and Environmental Sciences of the Vietnam National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED). Using modelling and remote sensing tools, his research focuses on the topics of natural disasters and climate change, including floods and heavy rainfall mechanisms. He has published over 70 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and has participated in many international workshops/conferences worldwide. He is also a lead author of the 6th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).