China to setup high-resolution Earth observation

China will set up a center for high-resolution Earth observation in the port city of Qingdao to provide satellite data assistance for marine science and technology innovation.

China to setup high-resolution Earth observationThe State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence has recently signed a cooperation agreement with the city government of Qingdao, to promote applications of the Gaofen remote sensing satellite data in marine environmental monitoring, maritime rights and interests maintenance and disaster prevention.

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Gaofen means “high resolution” in Chinese. China has launched several Gaofen satellites since April 26, 2013.

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The Gaofen project of Earth observation has helped reduce China’s dependence on foreign remote sensing satellite data.

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