International

Innovative Workshop Enhances SDG Monitoring in Kenya

From May 22 to 23, 2024, experts from the International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals (CBAS) conducted a workshop in Machakos, Kenya. Invited by the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21), the workshop, titled "Innovative SDG Monitoring: Integrating Earth Observation Data with Official Statistics," drew enthusiastic participation from statisticians and GIS professionals representing various key institutions, including the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), the Meteorological Department, and the Ministry of Climate Change and Forestry.

May 28, 2024

AIR Hosts On-the-job Training for Kyrgyzstan on Pilot Central Asia Drought Information System

Aiming to fortify regional resilience against drought, the Aerospace Information Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (AIRCAS) orchestrated an immersive on-the-job training workshop in Beijing from May 6 to 10. The workshop, centered on the Pilot Central Asia Drought Information System, drew participation from five experts representing the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic (MES).

May 28, 2024

Prof. Thomas Corpetti Visits AIR

Thomas Corpetti, Director of Research at the Observatory for Universe Sciences of Rennes (OSUR) and LETG (Littoral, Environnement, Télédétection, Géomatique), both part of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), visited the Aerospace Information Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (AIRCAS) from April 8 to April 12 as a CAS President's International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI) Visiting Scientist.

May 13, 2024

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Experts Visit CBAS

On March 22, a team of experts from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) visited the International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals (CBAS). The experts were invited for a tour on CBAS’ technical infrastructure including the SDG Big Data Platform and Satellite Operation, as well as the secretariats of several international organizations hosted by CBAS. The two parties then held meeting to exchange ideas on digital infrastructure, environment & climate, and investment decision-making powered by big data.

Mar 27, 2024

AIR,Uzbekspace Agency Ink MOU for Agriculture and Water Resource Monitoring

The Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and Uzbekistan's Space Research and Technology Agency, known as Uzbekspace Agency, solidified their commitment to collaboration on harnessing space technology for agriculture monitoring, water monitoring and management by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Beijing on January 16, 2024. The agreement, signed by Prof. WU Yirong, Director-general of AIR, together with his counterpart, Mr. Shukhrat KADIROV, Director-general of Uzbekspace Agency.

Jan 26, 2024