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Satellite-based Remote Sensing Monitoring in Support of Forestry and Grassland Pest and Disease Control of China

Aug 27, 2020

"Thanking to the dynamic monitoring and early warning reports routinely provided by the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) on pests and diseases, China has realized effective prevention and control of biological pests and diseases over forests and grasslands recent years”, according to the National Forestry and Grassland Administration.

In response to the increasingly severe vegetation pests and diseases, a research team led by Prof. HUANG Wenjiang conducts studies on pest and disease control based on satellite remote sensing technology. They integrated the satellite data at home and abroad, meteorological data, as well as forestry and grassland survey data etc. to build monitoring and forecasting models.

The research team has developed a vegetation pest and disease monitoring and forecasting system, capable of scientific pest and disease prevention and control as well as loss assessment over large areas.

The National Forestry and Grassland Administration hopes to boost cooperation with AIR for joint prevention of major biological disasters in the fields, and therefore to safeguard the country’s ecological security.