On December 23-24 2008, the kick-off meeting of 973 project 'Space-based Observations of Global Change-sensitive Mechanisms and Methods' was held in Beijing. The Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth (CEODE) undertakes this project together with seven institutions, including the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Research Institute, Institute of Technical Physics, Wuhan University, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Ocean University of China, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
The project on 'Space-based Observations of Global Change-sensitive Mechanisms and Methods' is designed to carry out many scientific research tasks, including: 1) To analyze the remote sensing capabilities of current global change factors in terms of the demand for research topics of remote sensing information extraction; 2)To improve remote sensing monitoring competency of global change dynamic factors through close cooperation of inter-disciplinary organizations; 3) To settle major key scientific issues in the field of global change on Earth observation; 4) To provide theoretical support for the development of remote sensing sensors and Earth observation systems; 5)To offer professional services to atmospheric, oceanic and land-related research and the application of remote sensing on global change. The implementation of this project is scheduled from January 2009 to August 2013.
Participants of the meeting
Xu Guanhua delivered a speech