September 4th, 2018
Institute for Scientific Research of Aerospace Monitoring (AEROCOSMOS)
The inaugural meeting of DBAR International Center of Excellence at Moscow (ICoE-Moscow) convened in Moscow, Russia on September 4th, 2018. DBAR ICoE-Moscow is hosted and operated by Institute for Scientific Research of Aerospace Monitoring, under the leadership of Academician Valery Bondur as the Director of the Center. The construction of DBAR ICoE-Moscow is an important component of the "Big Earth Data Science Engineering Project (CASEarth)" of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
DBAR ICoE-Moscow will facilitate DBAR's cooperation with Russia and Eurasia in big Earth data science; support the construction of the Ice Silk Road and the realization of the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the Eurasia region. ICoE-Moscow has committed to provide support to enable science and technology and big Earth data solutions towards UN sustainable development goals of Zero Hunger, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, in protecting terrestrial ecology around forest fires, agricultural droughts, urbanization assessments, and polar environmental changes for the Eurasian region. The center will work in close collaboration with DBAR-DISASTER, DBAR-ENVI, DBAR-URBAN, and DBAR-HiMAC working Groups.