The Big Earth Data Science Engineering Project (CASEarth), a Strategic Priority Research Program (Class A) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), was officially launched in Beijing on February 12, 2018, with an implementation period of five years. CASEarth aims to draw advantages from extensive resources of CAS and other units in China and abroad to create a data sharing platform to host big data and cloud services, supporting the modern data-intensive scientific applications for a wide variety of fields. Its prime focus is fundamental and applied research through scientific programs, including Digital Belt and Road, Beautiful China, Biodiversity and Ecological Security, 3D Information Ocean, and Spatiotemporal Three-pole Environments, leading to the development of a state-of-the-art international digital Earth science platform.

On January 15, 2019, CASEarth officially launched its Data Sharing Service System, which is a portal for publishing and sharing CASEarth data resource. The system provides various ways of finding data, such as project classification, keyword search, tags, cloud filtering, and relevant data recommendation. Moreover, the system provides multiple ways of acquiring data, including direct download from the internet and access through API. It supports multi-format data, online viewing, preview and search, and also provides personalized services of survey, collection, recommendation, download, and evaluation, etc.

CASEarth Databank was also released on the same day, which is one of the latest achievements of the five-year CASEarth project. The CASEarth Databank integrates different disciplines linking data, computing, and analytical services, innovating the use of satellite remote sensing data and information services in the era of big data, by promoting and facilitating data sharing for earth observation and knowledge generation.

For more information: Big Earth Data Sharing Platform