New international projects in 2016

National Key Research and Development Project: Hyperspectral and multi-mission high resolution optical remote sensing of aquatic environments (Grant No. 2016YFE0103200)
The safety of aquatic environment has become a common global concern, and it is undoubtedly that remote sensing by satellite is the best way to monitor and evaluate the health of ecosystem in a long term. The Chinese partner is State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research of East China Normal University, and the foreign partner is the Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences. The objectives of this cooperative researches are: 1) to jointly develop new remotely sensed inversion algorithm, for the purposes of quantitative inversions about phytoplankton species, diagnostic pigment concentration and non-biological particle concentration /type /size in estuarine /coastal /inland turbid waters globally; 2) to fully explore the potentiality of applications about domestic /foreign advanced hyperspectral /high spatial resolution multi-mission satellite observation in the aspect of the water environmental monitor and quantitative assessment; 3) to develop algorithms and validate productions in turbid waters throughout the world. It will provide a scientific basis for the design of satellite sensors in the future, and an application demonstration of monitoring the aquatic environment for both Chinese and foreign satellites. Through the cooperation, the research teams plan to achieve the integration and innovation of technology and complementary win-win development based on methodological and regional advantages, aiming to reach the world-class advanced level of research and technology. Moreover, through the application demonstration, the research teams will improve the level of application ability, information service and decision support of the technology for earth observation in our country. Therefore, monitoring, evaluation information and decision support can be provided in many important fields, such as, disaster prevention and mitigation, aquatic quality environment, ecological security, port engineering, climate change and etc.