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UN General Assembly President Visits International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals

Mr. Csaba Kőrösi, president of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly made the remarks when visiting the International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals in Beijing on 2 February 2023 during his four-day tour to China. The Center was founded in 2021 and hosted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) to monitor scientific indicators for sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Feb 04, 2023
Satellite Imagery of Wetlands in China
Satellite Imagery of Wetlands in China

Known as the "kidneys of the Earth," wetlands can help safeguard biodiversity and cope with climate change. China's wetlands conservation efforts have illustrated its genuine commitment to ensuring harmonious coexistence between humans and nature.

Feb 02, 2023
Chinese Int'l Wetland Cities from Space
Chinese Int'l Wetland Cities from Space

Twenty-five cities from 13 countries, notably seven from China, were accredited by the Ramsar Convention as international wetland cities this November. The seven newly certified Chinese cities are Hefei of Anhui Province, Jining of Shandong Province, Liangping of Chongqing Municipality, Nanchang of Jiangxi Province, Panjin of Liaoning Province, Wuhan of Hubei Province and Yancheng of Jiangsu Province.

Nov 24, 2022
Sceneries from Space
Sceneries from Space

A collection of images captured by satellites show several Chinese landscapes from space. The images are processed by the engineers from the China Remote Sensing Satellite Ground Station, a big science research facility hosted by the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

Oct 23, 2022
National Engineering Research Center for Remote Sensing Satellite Applications Unveils in Beijing
National Engineering Research Center for Remote Sensing Satellite Applications Unveils in Beijing

The National Engineering Research Center for Remote Sensing Satellite Applications was unveiled in Beijing on September 27, 2022, according to the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

Oct 09, 2022
2022 Report on <EM>Big Earth Data in Support of the Sustainable Development Goals</EM> Released
2022 Report on Big Earth Data in Support of the Sustainable Development Goals Released

The Report on Big Earth Data in Support of the Sustainable Development Goals (2022) was released by the Chinese side at the Ministerial Meeting of the Group of Friends of the Global Development Initiative (GDI) held in New York on September 20 local time, according to the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

Sep 26, 2022
China Unveils Research Data from SDGSAT-1 Satellite
China Unveils Research Data from SDGSAT-1 Satellite

China has started to provide free access to data globally from the Sustainable Development Science Satellite 1 (SDGSAT-1) for scientific research, according to the International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals (CBAS), its developer, on Tuesday.

Sep 25, 2022
CAS Big Earth Data Research Results Released to Support Global Sustainable Development
CAS Big Earth Data Research Results Released to Support Global Sustainable Development

On September 20, 2022 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi chaired the Ministerial Meeting of the Group of Friends of the Global Development Initiative (GDI) held in New York.

Sep 23, 2022
Chinese FM Proposes Seven Steps to Implement Global Development Initiative
Chinese FM Proposes Seven Steps to Implement Global Development Initiative

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi chaired here Tuesday the Ministerial Meeting of the Group of Friends of the Global Development Initiative (GDI).

Sep 21, 2022
Satellite Observation Alliance for Sustainable Development Launched in China
Satellite Observation Alliance for Sustainable Development Launched in China

BEIJING, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- China has established a satellite observation alliance for sustainable development, aiming to give full play to the advantages and potential of Earth observation from space.

Sep 08, 2022
2022 International Forum on Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals Opens in Beijing
2022 International Forum on Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals Opens in Beijing

The 2022 International Forum on Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals (FBAS 2022) was open on September 6, 2022 in Beijing, China. The three-day event is sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and hosted by the International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals (CBAS) and the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR), CAS.

Sep 07, 2022
AIR Releases Upgraded Remote Sensing Monitoring and Forecasting System of Vegetation Pests and Diseases
AIR Releases Upgraded Remote Sensing Monitoring and Forecasting System of Vegetation Pests and Diseases

During the Third Conference on Remote Sensing of Vegetation Pests and Diseases held online on August 27, the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) released an upgraded version of vegetation pest and disease remote sensing monitoring and risk forecasting system, which can provide monitoring and forecasting products and reports at global, continental, and local scales.

Aug 27, 2022
China Receives Data from Newly Launched Ecosystem Monitoring Satellite
China Receives Data from Newly Launched Ecosystem Monitoring Satellite

BEIJING, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- China has received data from its newly launched terrestrial ecosystem carbon monitoring satellite, scientists in charge of receiving the satellite data said.

Aug 08, 2022
AIR and Nigerian Space Agency Sign MOU to Collaborate on Agriculture Monitoring
AIR and Nigerian Space Agency Sign MOU to Collaborate on Agriculture Monitoring

On July 4, 2022, the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Beijing through an online event with the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) of Nigeria to boost collaboration on crop monitoring with the goal to help the country achieve Zero Hunger goal, which is among 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) described by the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Jul 05, 2022
The Pearl of the Orient, Hong Kong from Space
The Pearl of the Orient, Hong Kong from Space

Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, also known as the "Pearl of Orient". With 7.5 million people of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre territory, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world.

Jul 01, 2022