Contact  |  Chinese  |  CAS
 Home  About RADI People Research News Cooperation Education Resources Data Services
Location:Home > News > News Updates
Xiangshan Science Conference Held to Explore Frontier Issues Concerning Lunar-based Earth Observation
 Date: 2016-06-30  Page Views:

From June 23 to 24, the 266th Xiangshan Science Conference on Frontier Issues Concerning Lunar-based Earth Observation was held at Fragrant Hill Hotel, attended by over 40 experts and scholars from the Ministry of Science and Technology and over 20 research institutes and universities.

Prof. GUO Huadong delivered a keynote speech entitled "Scientific Concept of Lunar-based Earth Observation". After introducing the development and challenges of Earth observation, Guo suggested using the moon as a platform for Earth observation and gave a systematic account of the connotation, features and potential areas of lunar-based Earth observation. He explained that the moon, a stable natural celestial body, could provide multisensor-based, chronically consistent Earth observation data on the global scale, thus of great value for Earth and Space science. He also admitted that lunar-based Earth observation is facing many technological challenges and need in-depth research to guide i its development in a more holistic way.

Reports were also given on the three central topics: "Status Quo of Lunar Exploration and Lunar-based Earth Observation Base", "Lunar-based Earth Observation Platform and Related Sensor Technology", and "Research into Lunar-based Observation of Global Environment". In addition, RADI researchers Prof. SHI Jiancheng and Prof. WU Bingfang also gave special reports on "Global Water Cycle Observation Satellite Program" and "Vegetation Monitoring Satellite (global - v) Program", respectively.

Participants argued that lunar-based Earth observation is significant for the scientific research into the Earth system, in particular for exploring macro scientific phenomena on Earth, and of great value for other research areas and economic development. They suggested use the notion of "disruptive innovation" to develop frontier technology, broaden the concept of lunar-based Earth observation and formulate short-, medium- and long-term development plans.

In his sum-up speech, Guo gave a brief account of scientific issues concerning lunar-based Earth observation and proposes its strategic direction. He added that efforts should be made step by step in conducting fundamental research, making technological breakthroughs and building platforms.

[ Top ]  
Copyright © 2013 by the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth
No.9 Dengzhuang South Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100094, China Tel:86-10-82178008 Fax:86-10-82178009