DBAR,PEEX Hold Experts Meeting

Apr 02, 2022

Digital Belt and Road Program (DBAR) and Pan-Eurasian Experiment Program (PEEX) held an online meeting on “Coordinated, comprehensive, long-term in situ component of land-atmosphere measurements for complementing the space borne Earth observation” on March 31. Colleagues from DBAR under International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals (CBAS) and the Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR) and PEEX at the University of Helsinki attended the meeting.

Prof. Guo Huadong, Chair of DBAR, and Prof. Markku Kulmala, Chair of PEEX, led the discussions during the meeting and gave opening presentations introducing the activities of their respective programs. The meeting aimed to give an overview of CBAS-INAR and DBAR-PEEX observation activities. The agenda of the meeting focused to introduce CBAS research activities; the ongoing activities at DBAR; Giga city observations; Arctic SDGs addressing by big data; studies on vegetation of the Earth’s three poles; Big Earth Data for SDG 13; INAR Asian collaboration activities; Arctic datasets-products for research, stakeholders and end-users communities; Arctic research, Svalbard collaboration, SMEAR-I (Station for Measuring Atmosphere-Ecosystem Relations) Varrio station observations.

The meeting also discussed opportunities for near future and long-term collaboration between CBAS and INAR; plans for a joint workshop focusing on in-situ and remote sensing observations data to facilitate SDGs, with a focus on SDG-13; plans for a joint workshop on data in May 2022 and a joint workshop on SDG-13 in Sep 2022; topics for joint papers on bridging current observation activities, joint research on inter comparison between in-situ and satellite observations, especially for SDGs, Arctic connections of stations and experiments.

A snapshot of the online meeting.