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China Releases Updated Global Land Cover Dataset

BEIJING, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese researchers have released an updated global land cover dataset for 2020 with a resolution of 30 meters, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

Dec 02, 2020

GEOARC Releases Three Reports and Thematic Datasets on Climate Change, Food Security and Sustainable City

The Global Ecosystem and Environment Observation Analysis Research Cooperation (GEOARC) mainly focuses on ecological and environmental monitoring at global and regional scales,offering information consultation to support GEO priorities, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Paris Agreement, and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. GEOARC has established a cooperation network to release annual reports share related datasets. China’s leading activity GEOARC has accomplished some really interesting progress and achievements in 2020, including three reports on Changes in Antarctic Ice Sheet, Grain Production Outlook, and the State of Food Security, Global Urban Land Composition and Expansion in 2000–2020, respectively.

Nov 24, 2020

Flight Experiments Conducted in Erenhot to Explore Underground Water Resources

A series of flight experiments were carried out in Erenhot from September 20 to October 7 to explore the underground water resources, according to the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR).

Oct 25, 2020

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