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E-science applications

Date:2016-11-25 Author:

CNIC has been developing and promoting the use of e-science applications for scientists and researchers in different academic fields. 

In 2015, progress has been made in e-Science technologies in various aspects such as the e-science technologies for ecology and biodiversity, e-Science platform technologies serving domain scientists, technologies for integrating and using basic science data of Qinghai Lake Watershed, key technologies on high throughput materials integration of Materials Genome Projects, bird species identification technologies, video data storage and analysis technologies, automatic image processing technologies of infrared triggered cameras, image extraction and automatic classification technologies for characteristics of insects, wildlife tracking technology based on satellite positioning, spatio-temporal analysis of meteorological elements and GIS demonstration technologies, general customized technologies for field data collection, etc. Valuable video data in Qinghai Lake was obtained with new technologies such as unmanned aircraft and underwater photography.


video captured by unmanned aircraft


Rehub: network-based research community

Below are some examples of relevant ongoing projects of CNIC's e-science research team.

1. Key Database Projects on Scientific Data Resource Integration and Sharing 

Collaborated with CAS Institute of Zoology, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Institute of Hydrobiology, Administrative Bureau of Qinghai Lake Nature Reserve and other relevant organizations, research on integrating and using basic science data of Qinghai Lake Watershed has made significant progress. By the end of 2015, approximately 18 TB data has been accumulated on ecological monitoring, disease monitoring, water body investigation, etc. In addition, another two projects participated by CNIC's e-science research team, projects for integrating and using basic science data in the domain of nuclear energy and Chinese information processing, also completed the proejct tasks.

2. NSFC Projects of Material Computing 

In 2015, research on material computing made significant progress. The platform for high-throughput computing for computational materials, which named Matcloud, was launched in December 2015. The project group successfully applied 2 software copyrights and 3 NSFC projects in 2015.

3. Projects on Ecological Conservation

In 2015, the construction task of the second phase of the information project of Sanjiangyuan National Nature Reserve was completed. CNIC's e-science research team also undertook the task of standard establishment from the natural forest protection office of Qinghai Province. Mobile applications for Dalai Lake National Nature Reserve of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and Wuliang Mountain National Nature Reserve of Yunnan Province were developed, promoted and put into use.  


onsite field work


comprehensive resource investigation surrounding Qinghai Lake


field work at Wuliang Mountain National Nature Reserve