Research News

AIR Scientists Contribute to Report on State of the World’s Plants and Fungi 2020

The fourth report on the State of the World’s series released on September 29, 2020 by the Royal Botanic Gardens (RBG), Kew, takes a deep dive into the state of the world’s plant and fungal kingdoms globally. The report is a result of huge international collaboration bringing together 210 scientists from 42 countries. Scientists from the National Engineering Research Center for Geomatics (NCG) with the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) took part in the work of medicine chapter. Focusing on the 157 most endangered medicinal plants, scientists analyzed the distribution patterns of these plants in China.

Oct 21, 2020

AIR Develops Portable Image Acquisition System for Vegetation Canopy to Support Quantitative Remote Sensing Applications

A portable image acquisition system for vegetation canopy has been developed by AIR to fill the data gap caused by canopy analyzer which fails to observe and measure features of vegetation simultaneously. The system is capable of obtaining extremely huge raw data from thirteen authenticity testing sites distributed nationwide while ensure the authenticity of vegetation products.

Oct 21, 2020

Workshop on Space Technologies for Post-Disaster Restoration of World Heritage Sites Held at Jiuzhaigou

It is widely recognized that space technologies play a unique role in addressing disasters on world heritage sites. On October 13, 2020, a Training Workshop on Space Technologies for Post-Disaster Restoration of World Heritage Sites was held at the Jiuzhaigou Valley, a world heritage site in southwest China's Sichuan Province to mark the International Day on Disaster Risk Reduction.

Oct 19, 2020

AIR Builds Ground Network to Validate Satellite Vegetation Products

A ground network, which contains a canopy analyzer and a leaf area index (LAI) wireless sensor system has been built and passed the acceptance check, according to the National Engineering Laboratory of Remote Sensing Satellite Applications at the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) on September 14, 2020.

Oct 13, 2020

Researchers Reveal Relationship of Global Soil Respiration with Climate and Land Cover Changes

A research team led by Prof. NIU Zheng from the State Key Laboratory of Remote Sensing Sciences, Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and their cooperators proposed a remote-sensing driven model to estimate global Rs and analyzed its relationship with climate and land-cover.

Oct 09, 2020