Ph.D. Associate Professor
Gradual heating of Earth's surface, oceans and atmosphere is one the
major characteristics of global environmental change over the last
hundreds of years. It has brought profound impacts to the sustainable
development of the natural environment and the social economy. The
report firstly reviews four major challenges facing that global change
research community: thorough scientific understandings of the global
environmental changes, management and analysis of the massive heterogeneous
Earth science data, paradigm shifts in the way of performing scientific
studies in this filed, and making research replicable and reproducible.
The second part focuses on the GlobalChangeONE project, which aims to
build a research cyberinfrastructure dedicated for the global change studies.
In particular, the following progresses are highlighted: Windows Azure Cloud
computing-based Sea Ice Data Portal, CAFE-A framework for collaborative analysis
of distributed environmental data, ontology dedicated for Earth observing
satellite datasets, Semantically enhanced catalogue search model for remotely
sensed imagery, Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS), CEOS WGISS
Integrated Catalogue(CWIC), metadata standards for ecology flux data, FluxDataONE-an
integrated solution for the management, visualization, and analysis of flux data
for agricultural and ecological Studies, air quality studies in mega cities in China,
and nonlinear empirical forecast model.
The last part of this report is suggestions for resources and environmental data
sharing to further promote the Belt and Road Initiative.