China holds the rotating presidency of the Earth observation Organization in 2020
Xinhua News Agency, Canberra, November 6 (Reporter Yue Dongxing Bai Xu) the 16th plenary session of the Earth observation Organization ((GEO)) opened in Canberra, Australia on the 6th, at which China officially took over the rotating chairman of the Earth observation Organization (GEO) in 2020.
At the opening ceremony, Li Pengde, chief representative of GEO China, executive representative of China Co-Chairman, and Deputy Director of the China Geological Survey of the Ministry of Natural Resources, on behalf of GEO China Co-Chairman and Vice Minister of Science and Technology Huang Wei, presided over the meeting and delivered an opening speech. This paper reviews the important achievements of GEO in recent years, combined with the new direction of earth observation fusion digital technology, puts forward hope for the future development of GEO, and calls on all circles of GEO to cooperate fully. To promote the sustainable development of economy, society and ecological environment through earth observation, and to provide public services for the construction of a community with a shared future for mankind.
At the opening ceremony on the same day, the China National Space Administration launched the "China National Space Administration High score Satellite 16m data sharing Service platform (CNSA-GEO platform)," released the relevant data policy, and announced that China's high score 16m data would be officially opened and shared to the outside world. This is an important measure taken by the National Space Administration (NASA) to promote the sustainable development of human society, deal with climate change, and prevent and reduce disasters in China's space field around the "Belt and Road Initiative" initiative.
The open and shared data come from the High score 1 and High score 6 Earth observation satellites launched in 2013 and 2018. Users can view historical archived data, global effective coverage of a map based on archived data, and daily photographed 16 meters of data through the CNSA-GEO platform (www.cnsageo.com). There are three types of Chinese high-score 16-meter satellite data.
Founded in 2005, GEO is currently the largest intergovernmental cooperative organization in the field of Earth observation in the world. China is one of the founding countries of GEO. Since the establishment of GEO in 2005, China has deeply participated in the work of GEO and made great contributions to the development of GEO. GEO has implemented the rotating presidency system since 2017, and the European Union, the United States and South Africa have successively served as rotating presidents from 2017 to 2019. According to the rotating order, China will serve as the rotating chairman of GEO in 2020 and will fully preside over the work of GEO in 2020.
The plenary session, which opened on June 6, was part of the week of the 2019 meeting of the Earth observation Organization (GEO) in Canberra. The meeting week was held from April 4 to 9, including the 16th Plenary session and other core meetings and outcome exhibitions.