China has launched a scientific project on big Earth data.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences , Xinhua reported today that the project of cloud service platform aims at establishing an open international centre for big Earth data. It is one of the 19 A-class strategic high-tech research project launched by the CAS since 2011.
Head of the project, Guo Huadong said that the project will integrate science and technology infrastructure with research into resources, environment, biodiversity, and ecosystems.
The project strives to make breakthroughs in Earth system sciences, life sciences, and associated disciplines.