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A few days ago, the Ministry of Science and Technology officially released the "Global Ecological Environment Remote Sensing Monitoring 2019 Annual Report". Professor Wu Jianjun from the Faculty of Geographical Sciences, Beijing Normal University, and a group of researchers including Associate Professor Gong Adu, Zhou Hongmin, Tang Hong, Associate Professor Yang Hua and Professor Jiang Weiguo jointly completed the special report on "Major Natural Disasters and Impacts of the World". The thematic reports were officially released as the 2019 annual report of global remote sensing monitoring of the ecological environment. On November 22, 2019, Professor Wu Jianjun was invited to a press conference organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology and answered questions from reporters.
Professor Wu Jianjun attends the press conference of the Ministry of science and technology
Facing the major needs of the country, the sustainable development of the international community and the urgent need of global response to climate change, the Ministry of science and technology has issued eight consecutive annual reports, which have carried out a series of remote sensing monitoring and scientific analysis on the global ecological environment, disasters and agriculture. In 2019, the National Remote Sensing Center of the Ministry of science and technology selected four topics to carry out monitoring and analysis, namely, "global forest coverage and change", "global land degradation situation", "global major natural disasters and impacts" and "global production of bulk grain and oil crops and food security situation". "Global major natural disasters and impacts" is the continuation and update of this topic in 2017. Based on the satellite remote sensing data and relevant statistical data at home and abroad, the report analyzes the impact and recovery of 15 typical global drought, flood, tropical cyclone, forest fire and earthquake disasters from 2018 to the first half of 2019, and evaluates the impact and recovery of disaster prevention and mitigation measures in response to different disasters. The types and the role of events can provide reference for the monitoring, early warning and emergency response of natural disasters. In the report, the results of flood emergency monitoring caused by tropical cyclone "Yidai" in southern Africa provide timely and effective information support for China's rescue team in Mozambique to formulate disaster emergency decision-making plan.
From November 4 to 9, the 2019 geo conference week was held in Canberra, Australia. The 2019 conference week of the earth observation Organization (GEO) takes "earth observation - investment in digital economy" as the theme, including GEO core conferences such as the 16th plenary session of GEO, Ministerial Summit, 49th and 50th executive committee meetings, as well as the exhibition of earth observation results, nearly 50 side conferences and "industry" activities with different themes. Nearly 1500 representatives from China, the United States, Europe, Australia, South Africa and other geo member countries, participating organizations and affiliated organizations attended the activities of the week. At this meeting, the English version of the four thematic reports on "major global natural disasters and impacts" was officially released as the English version of the 2019 annual report on remote sensing monitoring of the global ecological environment. As one of the 16 representative achievements in the field of earth observation in China, the 2019 research results of the national key R & D plan "research and demonstration on Key Technologies of coordinated monitoring and emergency response for severe and catastrophic disasters" undertaken by Beijing Normal University were exhibited in the China exhibition area in the 2019 conference week, which attracted wide attention of the counterparts of relevant countries and international organizations, hoping to introduce the achievements. As a result, they have carried out in-depth cooperation with Beijing Normal University on natural disaster risk reduction and emergency response after major and super major disasters.
Professor Wu Jianjun introduces the research results in China exhibition area of GEO plenary session