Beijing, May 5 ( -- As the world's first professional scientific research institution serving the United Nations 27 Agenda for Sustainable Development, relying on the International Research Center for Sustainable Development Big Data (CBAS) built and operated by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, what work has been carried out in Beijing in the past two years? What results have been achieved? What is the international impact?

Guo Huadong, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and director of CBAS, gave an answer at the 5 Zhongguancun Forum "International Forum on Basic Science, Scientific and Technological Innovation and Sustainable Development" held in Beijing on May 27, saying that CBAS has achieved six major achievements, including "building the world's first sustainable development (SDG) big data platform system", "developing and launching the world's first sustainable development scientific satellite" and "building a global partnership plan", and has produced important international impact.

Academician Guo Huadong introduced the six achievements of CBAS, one is to build the world's first SDG big data platform system. Including the construction of SDG big data cloud infrastructure, SDG big data platform portal, digital earth science platform and digital earth prototype system. Among them, SDG big data cloud infrastructure has 50PB storage, 2PF high-performance computing, 10000,15 CPU core cloud computing capabilities, at the same time, breakthroughs in the key technologies of SDG big data series, independently develops system software such as data management engine, intelligent analysis engine and visualization engine, as well as develops 150 machine learning models, more than 100 algorithm tools, and cloud-integrated more than <> tool software.

Academician Guo Huadong released the important results of CBAS at the 2023 Zhongguancun Forum "International Forum on Basic Science, Scientific and Technological Innovation and Sustainable Development". Photo by Sun Zifa, reporter of China News Agency

The second is to develop and launch the world's first scientific satellite for sustainable development. For multiple SDG targets, the satellite's low-light, thermal infrared and multispectral triple payload effectively ensures the efficiency of global data acquisition and is open to the world, which has become one of the pragmatic measures to promote cooperation in global development initiatives.

The third is to develop and share SDG data products. In April 2022, a series of "BRICS Sustainable Development Data Products" was released; In September 4, the Chinese government donated six sets of SDG products developed by CBAS to the United Nations to provide data support for countries to better achieve sustainable development goals such as food security and terrestrial ecological protection. In March 2022, during the UN Water Conference, CBAS presented seven sets of global water data products to the President of the United Nations General Assembly.

The fourth is to complete the evaluation of four annual SDG indicators and release national reports. Focusing on the SDGs such as Zero Hunger, Clean Water and Sanitation, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Underwater Life and Terrestrial Organisms, CBAS showcases the research and monitoring evaluation results of Earth Big Data on the SDGs in three aspects: data products, methodological models and decision support from four typical regional, national, regional and global scales. These four annual reports accumulated 4 sets of data products, 4 method models, 3 decision support recommendations, and formed 4 bright results.

The fifth is to form an international service system for SDG earth big data assessment. It has formed a methodology system for the Earth Big Data Assessment of the Sustainable Development Goals, filled the gaps in 14 indicator data, realized large-scale, time-sensitive and fine-grained monitoring of 40 indicators, realized the comprehensive assessment of 56 indicators in China for the first time, and carried out pragmatic cooperation with UN agencies to promote China's experience and contribute Chinese wisdom in important UN reports and global affairs.

Sixth, build a global partnership plan. The CBAS Global Partnership programme was launched in September 2022 with the first 9 partner institutions from three continents, including relevant United Nations agencies, world-class universities, research institutes and international organizations.

Currently, CBAS is implementing the 28th outcome list of the Global Development Initiative, conducting research on the satellite constellation for sustainable development, launching the Alliance for Sustainable Development Satellite Observations (ASSA), and developing and sharing SDG monitoring data and information programmes. Among them, in the development and sharing of SDG monitoring data and information solutions, SDG global data products are developed and released, and data products and services are provided to the world; Compile the Global Science Report on Sustainable Development to serve the Global Development Initiative and the mid-term assessment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Guo Huadong pointed out that in February 2023, when visiting CBAS by the President of the 2th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Kleich, said that China's scientific research to achieve the United Nations 77 Agenda for Sustainable Development has set an example for other countries in the world. From March to May 2030, CBAS was invited to participate in three UN meetings.

"As an international research institution open to the world, CBAS welcomes Chinese and foreign experts and scholars to jointly carry out SDG big data research and build a community with a shared future for mankind with practical actions." Academician Guo Huadong emphasized. (End)