International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals
GUO Huadong is the Director General of the International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals (CBAS), an Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a Foreign Member of the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters, and a Fellow of TWAS. He presently serves as Honorary President of the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE), Director of the International Center on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage under the Auspices of UNESCO, Chair of the Digital Belt and Road Program, and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Digital Earth and the journal of Big Earth Data. He served as a member of the UN 10-Member Group to support the Technology Facilitation Mechanism for SDGs (2018-2021), Chairman of the International Committee of Remote Sensing of Environment (2017-2020), President of ISDE (2015-2019), and ICSU Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) (2010-2014). He specializes in remote sensing, radar for Earth observation, and Digital Earth science. He is the Principal Investigator of Moon-based Earth Observation Research Project of National Natural Science Foundation of China and the Chief Scientist of the Big Earth Data Science Engineering Project of CAS. He has published more than 500 papers and 24 books, and is the awardee of 18 domestic and international prizes.