Global Calibration Benchmark Network for Remote Sensors Completed

Chinese Academy of Sciences

A Global Calibration Benchmark Network for Remote Sensors is completed and put into operation under the support of the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

The network is established based on the National Calibration and Validation Site for High Resolution Remote Sensors (the Baotou site, for short). After upgrading, this site has been accepted as one of the four demonstration sites of global automated Radiometric Calibration Network (RadCalNet), and capable of providing calibration service of remote sensors for worldwide communities.

The completion of the network may improve China’s calibration research and operational calibration service capability. It can provide opportunities for establishing wide collaboration with international top-level space agencies, metrological institutes, as well as domestic sensor development institutes and primary RS application agencies.

It also provides an important platform for China to collaborate with international communities in calibration scientific research and sharing calibration resources.

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