“China-ASEAN Big Earth Data Platform and Pilot Services” Two Years on

Mar 04, 2023

Two years has passed since the Project “China-ASEAN Big Earth Data Platform and Pilot Services (CADA)” was initiated in 2021. A mid-term meeting was held on Feb. 20 to wrap up the research progress as well as discuss the work plan of 2023. The two-day event was attended by more than 50 research scientists and experts. 

Prof. GUO Huadong, Director General of the International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals (CBAS) pointed out that the CADA project is an important “regional practice” of using Big Earth Data in support of global sustainable development goals (SDGs) described in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and acts as a role model in applying Big Earth Data to promote the sustainable development in the ASEAN region.

QIU Yubao, the executive investigator of the project, reported the progress of the Research & Development tasks since the launch of the project. The CADA project developed China-ASEAN big earth data platform, capable of providing big earth data service capabilities for the region. 

The project team has developed and integrated algorithms and technologies, which cover a variety of aspects in social and economic fields such as agricultural monitoring, surface deformation measurement, disaster early warning, surface water body and coastal environment monitoring. The platform also upgraded to fit for localized application and demonstration of big earth data in disaster, water, coastal environment and agriculture.  

The project team helped Guangxi local government with monitoring the freezing-rain/snow damage, surface water dynamics, agricultural loss related to flood and drought. In addition, the research team pinpointed more than 120 monitoring and early warning points for geological disasters and conducted demonstration application on typical agriculture and major transportation projects.

A report titled "Sustainable Development Assessment of Landscape Resources in the Li River Basin of Guilin City" authored by the research team, provided practical information for the administrators of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region to build an innovative demonstration zone, help achieve the sustainable development goals in Guilin.

The CADA project was launched by CBAS in January 2021, with the participation of Guilin University of Electronic Technology, among other research units. 

The project aims to build a regional service platform for big earth data, support the demonstration and application of sustainable development goals in the fields of disaster, water, coastal environment and agriculture, and develop the application capacity of SDGs in the ASEAN region. 
Group photo.