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Sino-EU ‘Dragon Programme’ specialists visited UESTC

published: 2014-02-26 15:17:00       hits: 

On February 25, Sino-EU ‘Dragon Programme’ expert panels visited our university. The president Li Yanrong and vice-president Wang Houjun met the visitors. Both sides exchanged in-depth views on the cooperation in the application of remote sensing. Academician Li Xiaowen and related officials from Research Institute, the International Office and School of Resources and Environment attended the conference.

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President Li showed welcome to the honorable visitors and introduced the school to them. He said the founding of School of Resources and Environment was a marriage of electronic information and resource environment under the science expansion strategy. Mr. Li expressed the wish to get support from the experts so that School of Resources and Environment could get further development and make more contribution to resource protection and sustainable development of economy.

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Li Zengyuan, Chinese leading expert of the‘Dragon Programme’ and deputy director of Research Institute of Forest Resource Information Techniques and Yves-Louis Desnos, European leading expert of the programme and of senior consultant European space agency (ESA), respectively introduced the project state. Li Jiahong, the chief engineer Nation Remote Sensing Center of China (NRSCC), pointed that Sino-EU ‘Dragon Programme’ is the largest cooperation project in the field of earth observation in China. UESTC, as an influential university in this field, could enhance bilateral cooperation and innovation.

‘Dragon Programme’, the international collaboration between Ministry of Science and Technology of China(MOST) and ESA, was started in 2004. So far, the programme has born fruit in the areas of urban planning management, geographical disaster forecast and disaster prevention and mitigation.

After the meeting, the panel visited School of Resources and Environment.

-Translated by Jessica