Volume XLII-3
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-3, 1879-1881, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-3-1879-2018
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Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-3, 1879-1881, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-3-1879-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  30 Apr 2018

30 Apr 2018

DISASTER MONITORING AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES IN CHINA

J. Wu1, X. Han1, Y. Zhou2, P. Yue3, X. Wang4, J. Lu5, W. Jiang1, J. Li1, H. Tang1, F. Wang2, X. Li5, and J. Fan6 J. Wu et al.
  • 1Faculty of Geographical Sciences, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
  • 2Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • 3Wuhan University, China
  • 4Institute of Earthquake Forecasting, China Earthquake Administration, China
  • 5China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, China
  • 6National Satellite Meteorological Center, China Meteorological Administration, China

Keywords: Emergency Response Service, Disasters, Satellite data, Earth Observations

Abstract. The Disaster Monitoring and Emergency Response Service(DIMERS) project was kicked off in 2017 in China, with the purpose to improve timely responsive service of the institutions involved in the management of natural disasters and man-made emergency situations with the timely and high-quality products derived from Space-based, Air-based and the in-situ Earth observation. The project team brought together a group of top universities and research institutions in the field of Earth observations as well as the operational institute in typical disaster services at national level. The project will bridge the scientific research and the response services of massive catastrophe in order to improve the emergency response capability of China and provide scientific and technological support for the implementation of the national emergency response strategy. In response to the call for proposal of “Earth Observation and Navigation” of 2017 National Key R&D Program of China, Professor Wu Jianjun, the deputy chairman of Faculty of Geographical Science of Beijing Normal University, submitted the Disaster Monitoring and Emergency Response Service (DIMERS) project, jointly with the experts and scholars from Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan University, China Institute of Earthquake Forecasting of China Earthquake Administration and China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Science. After two round evaluations, the proposal was funded by Ministry of Science and Technology of China.