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IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC)

Advancing knowledge and cooperation for a healthy ocean and prosperous society

Dao Viet Ha, Member of the Sub-Commission Advisory Group, Director of the Institute of Oceanography, VAST, honored in the esteemed Vietnam Glory Program 2024

As the first and sole female Director in the 102-year history of the Institute of Oceanography, Vietnam and concurrently serving as the Chairwoman of Vietnam National Committee for the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of Vietnam, Dr. Dao Viet Ha has distinguished herself through her unwavering dedication to researching marine toxins and seafood safety in Vietnam and the Western Pacific. Her tireless efforts have significantly contributed to social security and sustainable marine economic development in Vietnam, and in the region.


Ha stands among a select group of 20 exemplary collectives and outstanding individuals honored by the Vietnam Glory Program.


Under the overarching theme of “20 years of inspiring Vietnam’s strength,” the Vietnam Glory Program plays a pivotal role in nurturing patriotic emulation movements and inspiring civil servants, public employees, and workers nationwide to strive for creativity, and contribute to building a prosperous and harmonious Vietnam.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son and Chairman of the Vietnam Farmers’ Union Luong Quoc Doan presented the token and certificate of merit to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dao Viet Ha
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Tuan Anh, Vice President of Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dao Viet Ha and the outstanding collectives and individuals honored at the Vietnam Glory 2024