ASAR Data Applications Centre for Changjiang Area

Principal Investigator: Prof. Lin Hui

Start Date: 2006/05/04
End Date: 2009/05/03
Type of Grant: Collaboration with Chamjiang River Scientific Research Institute
Awarded Amount: RMB$500,000

As a collaboration between the Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, CUHK and Changjiang River Scientific Research Institute (長江水利委員會長江科學院), this project aim to maintain an ASAR Remote Sensing Data Centre for flood control and monitoring for the Changjiang Area and to conduct the related researches and technological developments. Specific tasks of the centre include: develop data products and services market; joint project application; research and academic exchanges; prompt the uses of ASAR data in environment monitoring; ecological protection and disaster prevention etc.

During the initial establishment of the centre, three researches projects had been commenced:

  1. Rapid evaluation of flooding areas using ENVISAT ASAR data.
  2. Dynamic ecological monitoring along Changjiang River
  3. "Digital Irrigation" – Water Resource Management and Decision Support System