Research News

Satellite-based Remote Sensing Monitoring in Support of Forestry and Grassland Pest and Disease Control of China

"Thanking to the dynamic monitoring and early warning reports routinely provided by the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) on pests and diseases, China has realized effective prevention and control of biological pests and diseases over forests and grasslands recent years”, according to the National Forestry and Grassland Administration.

Aug 27, 2020

CAS Scientists Propose Deep Learning Method for Atmospheric Aerosol Retrieval

A research team led by Prof.LI Zhengqiang from the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR),Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS),together with their cooperators proposed an artificial Neural Network method for AEROsol retrieval (NNAero) to jointly retrieve FMF and AOD derived from MODIS data. The research was published in Remote Sensing of Environment.

Aug 26, 2020

Satellite Observation-Based Study Reveals Historic Changes of PM2.5 over China and Trend Analysis

Based on trend analyses of anthropogenic and meteorological drivers, the average PM2.5 concentrations in polluted regions of China are expected to decline to 35 μg m-3 in 2021 in a scenario where emissions continue to decrease and meteorological factors are favorable. However, if emissions are held constant at current levels, meteorological drivers will lead to a rebound of PM2.5 concentrations in the future. These results strongly support continuous efforts for anthropogenic emission control to achieve a big decline of PM2.5 pollution in China.

Aug 26, 2020

“Big Earth Data Drives Sustainable Development of China and Beyond”, Prof. GUO Huadong Makes Speech at China Association for Science and Technology’s Annual Meeting

The 22nd Annual Meeting of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) was held in Qingdao, Shandong Province on August 14, 2020 with the theme "Innovation-driven reform and opening-up: Technology Fuels Cooperation and Development." Prof. GUO Huadong, Chief Scientist of the Big Earth Data Science Engineering Program (CASEarth) and a member of United Nations 10-Member Group to support Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM) for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), was invited to make a keynote speech at this high-level event, elaborating the role of Big Earth Data for sustainable development within China and beyond.

Aug 19, 2020

CAS Releases Assessment Report on Jiuzhaigou World Heritage Site Recovering from Earthquake

A remote sensing assessment report released by the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) shows that Jiuzhaigou in southwest China's Sichuan Province is recovering from an earthquake on August 8, 2017.

Aug 12, 2020