On January 14th, 2018, twenty (20) participants of the Centre visited Miyun Data Receiving Station of Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
Under the guidance of Prof. Liu Qinhuo and Prof. Ping Jiahe from Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS, participants of the Centre visited the ground satellite receiving station and central operation room. Prof. Liu and Prof. Ping introduced operation and management, data receiving, data processing of the station, demonstrated received images and data from different satellites like CBERS, Gaofen-1, and Gaofen-2, etc. The atmosphere was very active, as the participants watched the images and data from satellites with great interest and asked many questions related to receiving and transmitting of satellite data, equipment and facilities. The participants all spoke highly of the well-equipped and advanced facilities in the station and took many photos there.
This technical visit was a complement to the course learning for the participants. They said that the visit made positive effects on their study and research as they gained an opportunity to see professional operations on remote sensing data receiving and image processing.
The Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI) is a comprehensive research institute directly under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). It was established in 2012, through consolidating two CAS institutes: the Institute of Remote Sensing Applications (IRSA) and the Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth (CEODE). RADI was founded as a major initiative of CAS “Innovation 2020” Program. The consolidation will pool the advantages of both institutes in the fields of remote sensing and Earth observation to promote the development of cutting-edge scientific research, and to meet national strategic demands.