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Using Remote Sensing Technology to Detect the Shoreline Change Caused by Mining Activities: Case Study of Thach Khe Iron Mine, Thanh Ha District, Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam (9839)

Hong Phuong Trinh, Thi Thanh Thuy Hoang and Thi Minh An Ngo (Viet Nam)
Ms Phuong Trinh
University of Natural Resources and Environment
in Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh
Viet Nam
Corresponding author Ms Phuong Trinh (email: thphuong[at]

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Published on the web 2019-02-28
Received 2018-10-01 / Accepted 2019-02-01
This paper is one of selection of papers published for the FIG Working Week 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam and has undergone the FIG Peer Review Process.

FIG Working Week 2019
ISBN 978-87-92853-90-5 ISSN 2307-4086


Thach Khe iron mine located in Thach Ha district, Ha Tinh province. It was the biggest iron mine in Viet Nam. Exploitation in Thach Khe mine has caused many environmental issues, especially changing shoreline. In the present study, change of shoreline from Cua Sot to the Thach Ha District was assessed by using remote sensing technology and geological information system. The analysis of Landsat images from the year of 2005 and 2015 has showed that there was a significant decline in shore line of Thanh Ha district. The Thach Ha coast has lost an area of 0.75 km2 for a ten - year period. Therefore, GIS and RS are the effective tools to detect the change of seashore line caused by coastal mining activities.
Keywords: Coastal Zone Management; Remote sensing; Mine surveying; coastal mining activities