At an award ceremony held in Beijing on January 16, a research group for hyperspectral remote sensing of RADI is awarded the 2016’s Outstanding Science and Technology Achievement Prize of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It is the first time that the prize has been given to RADI.
The research group, with RADI researchers ZHANG Bing, ZHANG Lifu, and CAS Academician TONG Qingxi as outstanding contributors, targets at cutting-edge technologies, and has long been committed to integrated researches on fundamental theories for hyperspectral remote sensing, data processing and analytical model building as well as multi-disciplinary and multi-field applications, and plays a central role in initiation, technological development, talent development, and application of hyperspectral remote sensing in China. In recent years, RADI has made a series of research in terms of imaging spectrum ground measurement and spectral image analog, intelligent processing and information extraction of hyperspectral image and new applications, which have contributed greatly to the development of China’s hyperspectral remote sensing technology, and have had wide international impact in this field.
Established in 2002 and presented in 2003 for the first time, the Outstanding Science and Technology Achievement Prize of the Chinese Academy of Sciences must pass the review from the Assessment Committee which is headed by CAS President. The prize highlights originality, breakthrough and actual contribution of scientific and technological innovations, and is for those who have achieved major achievements or those whose research results have shown effects in recent five years. The number of winners of each prize shall not exceed ten. For the group winner, the maximum number of the main contributors shall not exceed three researchers.
CAS President BAI Chunli presents the award to Prof. ZHANG Bing on behalf of the hyperspectral remote sensing research group of RADI.