Beijing Key Laboratory for Remote Sensing of Environment and Digital Cities

Beijing Key Laboratory for Remote Sensing of Environment and Digital Cities (BLERSD) was built in 2002. The mission of BLERSD is to focus on the research and application of the basic theories of remote sensing and the development of remote sensing and GIS. The major research fields are extensive and include: remote sensing modeling and inversion of vegetation canopy, scale effect and modification of remote sensing signals, application of thermal infrared and micro-wave remote sensing, landscape and ecology simulation, geography information system for resource and environment management, geographic information system development for city infrastructure, and the integration methods of 3S. The BLERSD is comprised of five specialized laboratories, which provide opportunities for application of theory and research in all the major fields of focus. Within BLERSD, there are many significant state-level projects, including the Major State Basic Research on: ‘Quantitative Remote Sense Theory of the Time-Space Multivariate of the Earth Surface and Its Application', ‘Surface Thermal Effect Research Based on Hot Spot Satellite Data' and ‘Remote Sensing Modeling Research on Net Primary Production of China's Land Plants'. BLERSD cultivates high-level talents on remote sensing and GIS, and has become a base for domestic essential research and high-level talent training of remote sensing as well as one of the most important international remote sensing and GIS research bases.

Laboratory Director: Professor Shengtian YANG

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