HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Dragon Symposium highlights success of projects

Nearly 200 scientists are gathered in Lijiang city in the Yunnan Province of the People's Republic of China to attend the third annual five-day Dragon Symposium.

Opening the symposium, Dr. Liao Xiaohan, Vice Director of the Department of High Technology and Industrialization, Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of China, highlighted the success of the Dragon Programme and the scientific results achieved so far, after two years of fruitful cooperation. The Dragon Programme a joint undertaking between ESA, MOST and the National Remote Sensing Centre of China (NRSCC) is a wide-ranging research initiative designed to encourage increased exploitation of ESA Earth Observation (EO) satellite data within China.

In his address, ESA's Dr. Stephen Briggs, Head of Department of EO Science, Applications and Future Technologies, also welcomed the success of the Dragon Programme and spoke of the progress in EO at ESA since last year's Dragon Symposium in Greece.

The Lijiang Symposium, held from 10-14 July, brings together the joint Sino-European teams assigned to work together after more than two years of activity to report on the progress and results of each project to date.

Presentations will include details of research being done into the use of ESA's Envisat and ERS satellite sensors for the building up of land, ocean and atmosphere observations for thematic mapping of key environmental phenomena in China. Supporting in-situ data measurements required to validate the satellite results will be detailed and reports will be presented on joint field missions undertaken by the project teams in 2005.

There are currently 16 Dragon projects including agricultural and forest monitoring, water resource assessment, atmospheric chemistry, terrain measurement, desertification, the ocean environment and climate change. The joint Sino-European teams are led by Chinese and European lead investigators. Since September 2004, 13
'"/>

Contact: Mariangela D'Acunto
mariangela.dacunto@esa.int
39-069-418-0856
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories
11-Jul-2006


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Dragonflys metabolic disease provides clues about human obesity
2. Dragonfly migration resembles that of birds, scientists say
3. Dragon over water: Envisat monitors Chinas largest lake, rivers flooding
4. 2007 National Soybean Rust Symposium to be held in Louisville, KY
5. Smithsonian hosts Polar Science Symposium to celebrate International Polar Year 2007-2008
6. Envisat Symposium 2007 kicks off in Switzerland
7. NAS announces Virtual Symposium on Visual Culture and Bioscience
8. Symposium Changes on Earth honors Yale Geologist Robert Berner
9. 2006 National Soybean Rust Symposium deadlines approaching
10. Center for Sensory Biology Inaugural Symposium
11. 18th EORTC -- NCI -- AACR Symposium

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Dragon Symposium highlights success projects

(Date:7/30/2014)... Scientists studying the potential effects of climate change ... focusing on the wrong factors, according to a ... Wildlife Conservation Society, University of Queensland, and other ... conservation science is missing the point when it ... majority of climate change scientists focus on the ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... points is a straight line, and now Harvard researchers ... axiom to heart. , Though competition among individual ... racing for the chance to fertilize the egg, Harvard ... that allow them to take a straighter path to ... Heidi Fisher, a post-doctoral student working in the lab ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) ... 2014. The election as a Fellow acknowledges outstanding contributions ... research, teaching, extension, or administration. The following Fellows will ... Meeting -- which will be held November 16-19, 2014 ... is a professor with the Department of Plant, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Conservation scientists asking wrong questions on climate change impacts on wildlife 2When cooperation counts 2When cooperation counts 3Entomological Society of America recognizes 2014 fellows 2Entomological Society of America recognizes 2014 fellows 3Entomological Society of America recognizes 2014 fellows 4Entomological Society of America recognizes 2014 fellows 5Entomological Society of America recognizes 2014 fellows 6Entomological Society of America recognizes 2014 fellows 7Entomological Society of America recognizes 2014 fellows 8Entomological Society of America recognizes 2014 fellows 9Entomological Society of America recognizes 2014 fellows 10Entomological Society of America recognizes 2014 fellows 11Entomological Society of America recognizes 2014 fellows 12Entomological Society of America recognizes 2014 fellows 13Entomological Society of America recognizes 2014 fellows 14Entomological Society of America recognizes 2014 fellows 15Entomological Society of America recognizes 2014 fellows 16Entomological Society of America recognizes 2014 fellows 17
(Date:7/30/2014)... Columbia, MD (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 ... announces today the release of the REVELERIS® ... allows organic chemists, preparative chromatographers, and other researchers ... (LC) using a single unit. , With the ... between flash and preparative chromatography modes with a ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 30, 2014  Decision Resources Group finds that ... in the United States ... penetration will be the level of savings achievable ... expected lower cost to patients. Payers plan to ... their pricing expectations in order to encourage physician ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... SAN FRANCISCO , July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... Transplant Congress evaluated the safety and efficacy of ... antibody-mediated rejection following kidney transplants in highly sensitized ... important inhibitor of the complement system. ... results in significant increases in the levels of ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 2014  The Chicago Bears are excited to announce ... (Academy) in an effort to raise awareness of skin ... free SPOT me™ skin cancer screenings at a preseason ... SPOT me™ is an educational campaign designed to ... risks of skin cancer, and encourages people to get ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Grace Launches New REVELERIS® Prep Purification System 2Surveyed U.S. Payers Expect Cost Savings to MCOs and Patients to be the Strongest Drivers of Biosimilar Uptake 2Surveyed U.S. Payers Expect Cost Savings to MCOs and Patients to be the Strongest Drivers of Biosimilar Uptake 3Study Suggests C1-INH May Aid in Prevention of Antibody-Mediated Rejection Following Kidney Transplant 2Study Suggests C1-INH May Aid in Prevention of Antibody-Mediated Rejection Following Kidney Transplant 3Chicago Bears Join the American Academy of Dermatology in Fight against Skin Cancer 2Chicago Bears Join the American Academy of Dermatology in Fight against Skin Cancer 3Chicago Bears Join the American Academy of Dermatology in Fight against Skin Cancer 4
Cached News: