WU Bingfang

Dr. Wu currently is a professor and director of Digital Agriculture Division, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He is director of Information Management Center for Three Gorges Environment Monitoring Network since 2003 and deputy director of Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, CAS since 2016. He is co-chair of GEO/GEOSS GEOGLAM flagship since 2009; member of CAS education committee since 2013; Chair of Digital Agriculture Technical Committee, China National Commission of International Society of Digital Earth; Chair of Remote Sensing for Ecology Technical Committee, China Ecology Association.
His research interests are the remote sensing methodologies and applications in agriculture, water resource and ecosystem, especially in monitoring of crops, evapotranspiration (ET), and drought, as well as grain warehouse. He and his team have developed remote sensing based operational monitoring systems with novel technologies as CropWatch since 1992, DroughtWatch since 1999, ETWatch since 2002, which have been customized for and deployed at many stakeholders.
Dr. WU Bingfang obtained his PhD degree in 1989 on environmental planning and management from Tsinghua University, and Master degree in 1985 on water resources management from Tianjin University.
Dr. WU Bingfang has published 3 monographs and more than 300 peer-reviewed papers. He is Editor in Chief of China LandCover Atlas (1:1,000,000).