Volume XLI-B6
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B6, 71-78, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B6-71-2016
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Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B6, 71-78, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B6-71-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  17 Jun 2016

17 Jun 2016

THE ‘MOON MAPPING’ PROJECT TO PROMOTE COOPERATION BETWEEN STUDENTS OF ITALY AND CHINA

M. Scaioni1, P. Giommi2, M. T. Brunetti3, C. Carli4, P. Cerroni4, G. Cremonese5, G. Forlani6, P. Gamba7, M. Lavagna8, M. T. Melis9, M. Massironi10, G. Ori11, F. Salese11, A. Zinzi2,12, G. Xie13, Z. Kang14, R. Shi15, Y. Sun16, and Y. Wu17 M. Scaioni et al.
  • 1Dept. of Architecture, Built environment and Construction engineering (ABC), Politecnico di Milano via Ponzio 31, 20133 Milano, Italy
  • 2ASI Science Data Center, Italian Space Agency (ASI-ASDC), Roma, Italy
  • 3Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection – Italian National Research Council (IRPI-CNR) via Madonna Alta, 126, 06128 Perugia, Italy
  • 4National Institute for Astrophysics, Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology (INAF-IAPS) via fosso del cavaliere, 00133 Roma, Italy
  • 5National Institute for Astrophysics, Astronomical Observatory of Padua (INAF-OAPD), Padova, Italy
  • 6Dept. of Civil, Environmental, Land Management Engineering and Architecture (DICATeA), University of Parma Parco Area delle Scienze 181/A, 43124 Parma, Italy
  • 7Dept. of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering, University of Pavia, via Ferrata 5, 27100 Pavia, Italy
  • 8Dept. of Aerospace Science & Technology, Politecnico di Milano, via La Masa 34, 20156 Milano, Italy
  • 9Dept. of Chemical and Geological Sciences, University of Cagliari, via Trentino 51, 09127 Cagliari, Italy
  • 10Dept. of Geosciences, University of Padua, via G. Gradenigo 6, 35131 Padova, Italy
  • 11IRSPS - Dept. of Engineering and Geology, Università d’Annunzio, 65127 Pescara, Italy
  • 12National Institute for Astrophysics, Astronomical Observatory of Rome (INAF-OAR), Roma, Italy
  • 13Center of Space Exploration, China Ministry of Education, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China
  • 14Dept. of Remote Sensing and Geo-Information Engineering, School of Land Science and Technology China University of Geosciences, Xueyuan Road 29, Haidian District, 100083 Beijing, China
  • 15School of Geographic Sciences, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
  • 16Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • 17School of Geographic and Oceanographic Sciences, Nanjing University Xianlin Boulevard 163, Qixia District, Nanjing 210023, China

Keywords: Planetary mapping, Moon, Chang’E 1/2, Student Exchange, International Cooperation

Abstract. The research project ‘Moon Mapping’ has been established in 2014 between the Italian and Chinese Governments to promote cooperation and exchange between undergraduate students from both countries. The operational phase of the project started in early 2015, and will end in 2017, for a total length of three years. The main aim is to train new scholars to be able to work on different kinds of remotely-sensed data collected over the Moon surface by the Chinese space missions Chang’E-1/2. The project coordination has been assigned to the Italian Space Agency for the Italian side and to the Center of Space Exploration, China Ministry of Education, for the Chinese side. Several Chinese universities and Italian national research institutes and universities have been officially involved in this project. Six main research topics have been identified: (1) map of the solar wind ion; (2) geomorphological map of the Moon; (3) data preprocessing of Chang’E-1 mission; (4) map of element distribution; (5) establishment of 3D digital visualization system; and (6) compilation and publication of a tutorial on joint lunar mapping.