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China Launches Home-grown Aeronautic Remote-sensing System
China Launches Home-grown Aeronautic Remote-sensing System

BEIJING, July 22 (Xinhua) -- China's new aeronautic system for conducting detailed observations and monitoring of Earth's surface passed its final acceptance stage on Thursday and is now formally in operation.

Jul 23, 2021
Space Tech to Monitor World Heritage Sites Focus of UN Event
Space Tech to Monitor World Heritage Sites Focus of UN Event

A side event of the 44th Session of UNESCO World Heritage Committee was held on Monday focusing on the adoption of space technology on the monitoring and conservation of World Heritage Sites.

Jul 22, 2021
HIST Holds 9th Governing Board Meeting
HIST Holds 9th Governing Board Meeting

The Governing Board of the International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST) held its 9rd board meeting on June 23 via video link.

Jul 07, 2021
Meet Jiangxi on Cultural and Natural Heritage Day
Meet Jiangxi on Cultural and Natural Heritage Day

The International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST) has an image gallery on natural and cultural heritage sites of Jiangxi Province to celebrate this year's Cultural and Natural Heritage Day, which falls on June 12.

Jun 12, 2021
Scientists Aim for Global Mechanism to Tame Disasters
Scientists Aim for Global Mechanism to Tame Disasters

The Chinese scientific community will enhance cooperation with international peers in establishing a global mechanism to assess and mitigate natural disaster risks, thus promoting a safer and more sustainable world, experts said on Tuesday.

Jun 11, 2021
CAS Scientists Contribute to UNEP
CAS Scientists Contribute to UNEP "Measuring Progress" Report

A report "Measuring Progress: Environment and the SDGs" was released online by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on May 22, the International Day of Biological Diversity.

Jun 10, 2021
Human Activity Proven Main Factor of China's Methane Emissions: Study
Human Activity Proven Main Factor of China's Methane Emissions: Study

BEIJING, May 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese researchers have developed a comprehensive inventory of methane emissions and found that human activity is the largest contributor.

May 22, 2021
Virtual Tour of Sceneries across China from Space
Virtual Tour of Sceneries across China from Space

On the 11th year of China Tourism Day, scientists from the International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST) under the auspices of UNESCO, and the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) present images of some well-known sceneries of China captured by GF satellites. Let's take a virtual tour of China guided by the unique "eyes" from space.

May 19, 2021
China Releases Benchmark Dataset for Millions of Fine-grained Object Recognition in High-Resolution Remote Sensing Imagery
China Releases Benchmark Dataset for Millions of Fine-grained Object Recognition in High-Resolution Remote Sensing Imagery

A high-resolution satellite imaging dataset containing millions of fine-grained objects (FAIR1M) has been launched to promote the development of remote sensing image interpretation technology, according to the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR), Chinese Academy of Sciences.

May 10, 2021
Rivers of China from Space
Rivers of China from Space

China designated April 24 as Space Day in 2016 to mark the anniversary of the country's first satellite launch, Dongfanghong-1 in 1970. Since then, China has achieved multiple milestones in space.

Apr 25, 2021
Satellite Images Show Wetlands of China
Satellite Images Show Wetlands of China

The World Earth Day, which falls on April 22 every year, is a global campaign specially set up for world environmental protection, aiming at raising people's awareness of existing environmental problems, mobilizing people to participate in environmental protection campaigns, and improving the overall environment of the Earth through green and low-carbon life.

Apr 22, 2021
China's Lunar Rover Travels 682.77 Meters on Far Side of Moon
China's Lunar Rover Travels 682.77 Meters on Far Side of Moon

BEIJING, March 22 (Xinhua) -- The lander and the rover of the Chang'e-4 probe have been switched to dormant mode for the lunar night after working stably for a 28th lunar day, according to the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration.

Mar 23, 2021
70% of Large Lakes in China Clearer since 2000: Study
70% of Large Lakes in China Clearer since 2000: Study

A recent study found that the water of 70 percent of the 165 large lakes in China has become clearer in the past 20 years. The study, conducted by scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), observed and recorded the color and transparency variations of the worlds' 1,049 large lakes and reservoirs with an area of 25 square kilometers or above between 2000 and 2018.

Mar 15, 2021
One-Third of Global Lakes Shift Color since 2000: Study
One-Third of Global Lakes Shift Color since 2000: Study

BEIJING, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- More than one-third of hundreds of 25-square-km and above lakes in the world have become clearer over the past 20 years, according to a new study published online in the journal Scientific Data.

Feb 10, 2021
China Collects 100PB of Earth Observation Data
China Collects 100PB of Earth Observation Data

BEIJING, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- China has collected around 100PB (about 100 million GB) of Earth observation data, according to the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

Jan 22, 2021