The CAS "Big Earth Data Science Engineering" Program (CASEarth) released their research results of using big Earth data in support of land degradation neutrality assessment along Belt and Road Region on June 17, 26th World's Desertification and Drought Day.
Earth observation and crop monitoring on a massive scale are neither easy nor inexpensive exercises, but both are necessary for proper food security planning. Yet, many developing countries simply don't have access to required tools, either due to technology deficits or costs. China aims to help bridge this technology gap by offering developing countries access to its earth observation satellite system for crop monitoring, CropWatch, in partnership with United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD), under the secretariat of UNCTAD.
With the close collaboration between National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) and European Space Agency (ESA), ESA's world-leading interactive celestial atlas, ESASky, has now been translated into Chinese.
The Computer Network Information Center (CNIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on May 29 with GÉANT Vereniging, Europe's leading collaboration on network and related infrastructure and services for the benefit of research and education, contributing to Europe's economic growth and competitiveness.
About 600kg of third-generation hybrid rice seeds was sorted at a speed of 20kg/h last week, with the help of a prototype developed by Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (CIOMP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The prototype, a fluorescence identification and sorting device, can boost the speed and accuracy of seed sorting, a help for agricultural scientists at China National Hybrid Rice R&D Centre (CNHRRDC), where third-generation hybrid rice is being developed.
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) will promote collaboration in the area of closing the carbon cycle to better tackle the challenge of climate change, according to a video-conference held on May 26 by the two organizations.
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