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21st Conference on Remote Sensing of China Gives Impetus to Building “Digital China”
Update time: 2018-09-19
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The 21st China Remote Sensing Conference was held in Deqing County, east China’s Zhejiang Province on August 21, 2018. Themed as “Remote Sensing and Digital China”, the four-day event was hosted by China National Committee on Remote Sensing, Association on Environmental Remote Sensing of China, the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), AIR-hosted Deqing Research Institute for Zhongke Satellite Applications, together with the local government.  

A great event in China’s remote sensing field, the conference was attended by top scientists in the field including 14 Academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Engineering, and International Academy of Astronautics. The participants also included WANG Qinmin, Vice Chairman of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, FENG Fei, Deputy Governor of Zhejiang Province, and other officials from national agencies and local governments.

The conference featured 13 invited reports, seven theme sub-forums, five academic discussions and an exhibition on China's remote sensing applications. The conference covered such topics as geospatial information for building Digital China, remote sensing data  for Smart City, communication-navigation-remote sensing integrated space-based information service system (PNTRC), and the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS). Main directions cover disaster reduction, agriculture and rural areas, smart city, natural resources, and frontier remote sensing technologies.

WU Yirong, CAS Academician and Director of AIR, said that application-orientated geospatial information technology has broad industrial prospect. He further pointed out that data is the core of geospatial information development while remote sensing satellite technology is crucial for data collection. In terms of the Deqing industry for satellite data applications, he emphasized the importance of data-driven industry chain.  

TONG Qingxi, CAS Academician, highlighted the role of remote sensing technology in monitoring urban development, by saying the rapidly increasing high-resolution satellite data helps to better monitoring and evaluating urban buildings, streets, traffic and ecological environment, and provide better decision-making advice to the city administrative authorities.

GUO Huadong, CAS Academician, delivered a report on "Big Earth Data for Sustainable Development" at the conference, saying that the big data-driven sustainable development requires the integration of remote sensing data, positioning data, ground measurement data and socio-economic and humanities data.

Prof. GU Xingfa, Executive Chairman of the conference and Deputy Director of AIR, wrapped up the event by underlining the role of Deqing in building a “Digital China”. The small county is home to China’s remote sensing satellite application hub - Deqing Research Institute, where the satellite data will be applied to the industries in the form of data services for the government, enterprises and the public.

Follow this conference, Deqing County, a flagship town in the construction of “Digital China”, will host the United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress (UNWGIC) on November 2018. The event will be a “great opportunity” for Deqing, and for the development of China’s satellite applicaiton industry. Our goal is to provide “global service”, Prof. GU concluded.  

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