International Conference

2016 ESA-MOST China Dragon Cooperation Advanced Training Course in Atmospheric Remote Sensing Held at SARI
date: 2016-10-31

From October 24th to 29th, the 2016 European Space Agency (ESA)-MOST China Dragon Cooperation Advanced Training Course in Atmospheric Remote Sensing was held in Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SARI-CAS) and ShanghaiTech University. 14 famous experts from ESA and 5 Chinese famous experts gave lectures and computer practical training to more than 60 young scholars in the field of atmospheric remote sensing.  

ESA representative Dr. Claus Zehner, Deputy Director-General of NRSCC Dr. Li Jiahong, and President of SARI Professor Feng Songlin gave speeches on the opening ceremony on October 24th. The Ceremony was presided by Wang Maohua, Executive Chair of Organizing Committee & the Vice President of SARI. 

Deputy Director-General of NRSCC, Dr.LI Jiahong was giving a speech (Image by SARI)

During the six-day training programme, ESA and Chinese experts in atmospheric remote sensing introduced past, current and future atmospheric EO satellite missions and their data access and demonstrated the exploitation software and methods of ESA, as well as Chinese satellites’ data for air quality and Green-House-Gases monitoring from space. The participants had hands-on practice during the programme under the guidance of the lecturers and learned the remote sensing knowledge and relevant technologies. They also handed in and presented their posters in 8 categories to the experts.  

 Training Course (Image by SARI) 

Posters Presenting Section (Image by SARI)

In the closing ceremony, the Division Chief of NRSCC Mrs. ZHANG Songmei, Dragon Cooperation Officer of China & Professor from the Research Institute of Forest Resource Information, Chinese Academy of Forestry Professor Gao Zhihai presented the awards to the best poster winners, and certificates to all of the participants. 

Best poster winners were awarded the certificates and prizes


Group photo (Image by SARI) 

Dragon Cooperation is a large-scale international science and technology cooperation project in the field of earth observation between China and Europe, which has been implemented for 12 years. The Dragon Cooperation has set up a research team between China and Europe, which has a series of international high level scientific achievements. ESA and NRSCC provide a series of thematic advanced training courses on remote sensing applications. This year, the training programme was organized by SARI, ShanghaiTech University and Shanghai Engineering Center for Microsatellites (Microsat).