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China Builds Automatic Leaf Area Index Monitoring Network
China Builds Automatic Leaf Area Index Monitoring Network

BEIJING, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Chinese researchers have realized continuous national-scale ground observation of the leaf area index by building an automatic monitoring network, according to the Aerospace Information Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences on Wednesday.

Jul 29, 2020
Chinese Researchers Undertake Impervious Surface Mapping
Chinese Researchers Undertake Impervious Surface Mapping

BEIJING, July 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese researchers have generated a global 30-meter impervious surface map with high accuracy.Researchers from the Aerospace Information Research Institute under the Chinese Academy of Sciences derived the global impervious and non-impervious training samples and generated an accurate global impervious surface map at a resolution of 30 meters for 2015 based on multi-source multi-temporal remote sensing datasets.

Jul 29, 2020
China's Probe Radar to Explore Internal Structure of Mars
China's Probe Radar to Explore Internal Structure of Mars

BEIJING, July 24 (Xinhua) -- After landing on Mars, China's Tianwen-1 probe will detect the surface and internal structure of the red planet by using its onboard radar equipment.A ground-penetrating radar, a key probe instrument, was developed by the Aerospace Information Research Institute under the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It is expected to survey the Martian soil and ice, and to collect data about the structure beneath the planet's surface at depths of between 10 and 100 meters.

Jul 25, 2020
Geovis Technology Co., Ltd Listed on SSE STAR MARKET
Geovis Technology Co., Ltd Listed on SSE STAR MARKET

On July 8, 2020, the Geovis Technology Co., Ltd (GEOVIS), a high tech company controlled by the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR), made its debut on the sci-tech innovation board at the Shanghai Stock Exchange, also known as SSE STAR Market, with opening gains of 425%.

Jul 20, 2020
China Realizes Land Degradation Neutrality
China Realizes Land Degradation Neutrality

On June 17, the 26th World’s Desertification and Drought Day, The CAS “ Big Earth Data Science Engineering” Program (CASEarth) released their research results of using big Earth data in support of land degradation neutrality assessment along Belt and Road Region.The report shows that China has achieved land degradation neutrality in advance, and the net land restoration area accounts for 18.24% of the world's total, ranking first in the world, and contributing greatly to global land degradation neutrality.

Jun 19, 2020
From Space to Sites: Satellites in Support of China’s Heritage
From Space to Sites: Satellites in Support of China’s Heritage

To celebrate this year’s festival falling on June 13, the International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST), the first UNESCO Category 2 Centre dedicated to the applications of space technologies for the conservation, management and sustainable development of UNESCO-designated sites, is preparing a photo show of several China’s well-known Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites.

Jun 12, 2020
Efficient Remote Sensing Algorithm Proposed for Landslide Monitoring
Efficient Remote Sensing Algorithm Proposed for Landslide Monitoring

BEIJING, June 3 (Xinhua) -- Chinese researchers have designed an improved remote sensing method for more efficient landslide monitoring.Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) remote sensing is a potential technique for long-term monitoring of landslide-prone areas.

Jun 03, 2020
CAS Develops High Power Klystron to Energize Big Science Facilities
CAS Develops High Power Klystron to Energize Big Science Facilities

According to a news release from the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the institute has started its R&D of high power klystrons tailored for big science facilities such as high-energy colliders, controllable thermonuclear fusion devices, synchrotron radiation sources, X-ray free electron lasers, and spallation neutron sources.

May 13, 2020
China's First Monograph on Remote Sensing of Urban Green Space Published
China's First Monograph on Remote Sensing of Urban Green Space Published

Recently, the Remote Sensing of Urban Green Space was published by Science Press as China’s first monograph that comprehensively studies urban vegetation from the perspective of remote sensing.Authored by Prof. MENG Qingyan from the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the book is a result of decade efforts of Prof. Meng and his team in the field of urban green space remote sensing since 2010.

May 08, 2020
Aerospace Information Science Museum Unveiled in Capital of Shandong Province
Aerospace Information Science Museum Unveiled in Capital of Shandong Province

The Aerospace Information Science Museum which located in Licheng District, Jinan, the capital of Shandong Province started its trial operation this April. The Museum is jointly established by the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) together with the local government.The Aerospace Information Science Museum which located in Licheng District, Jinan, the capital of Shandong Province started its trial operation this April. The Museum is jointly established by the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) together with the local government.

May 08, 2020
Satellite Images Mark 51th Earth Day
Satellite Images Mark 51th Earth Day

Scientists from the data processing division under the China Remote Sensing Satellite Ground Station (RSGS) present us satellite images to mark the day, providing new insight about the beauty of the planet, and telling stories of how ecological landscapes are shaped through human efforts.

Apr 23, 2020
Big Data Platforms for a Global Pandemic
Big Data Platforms for a Global Pandemic

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, a Chinese Academy of Sciences program known as Big Earth Data Science Engineering (CASEarth) began efforts to organize data and information towards curbing the outbreak. CASEarth coordinated a national effort to develop a global big data platform for coronavirus (http://nmdc.cn/nCov/en). This platform has been publishing and disseminating timely, authoritative scientific data and information concerning COVID-19, including detection methods, electron micrographs, genomes, scientific literature, results from ongoing scientific research, and a collection of virus strains from the National Pathogen Microbial Resource Bank. These resources are valuable for scientific studies on COVID-19 and for experts active in prevention and control of COVID-19 infections.

Apr 16, 2020
AIR Scientists Contribute to Klystron R&D for Circular Electron-Positron Collider
AIR Scientists Contribute to Klystron R&D for Circular Electron-Positron Collider

The 650 MHz klystron prototype for the Circular Electron-Positron Collider (CEPC) has been successfully developed in March 2020, featuring continuous wave (CW) and pulse output power of 400 kW and 800 kW respectively, and 62% efficiency, according to a news release from the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR).

Mar 20, 2020
Chinese Researchers Use Satellite Data to Monitor Desert Locusts
Chinese Researchers Use Satellite Data to Monitor Desert Locusts

BEIJING, March 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese researchers have used satellite data and meteorological data to monitor desert locusts and offer early warnings, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Researchers from the Aerospace Information Research Institute of the CAS analyzed satellite data generated by China's Gaofen series satellites, Landsat from the United States, and European Space Agency's Sentinel.

Mar 02, 2020
The Journal<EM> Satellite Navigation</EM> Published
The Journal Satellite Navigation Published

The Journal Satellite Navigation, co-sponsored by the Aerospace Information Research Institute under the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Springer Nature, was officially published in English on 20 January 2020. The peer-reviewed journal is online in an open-access format, marking the first international satellite navigation journal that has ever been published in China.

Jan 21, 2020