Introduction & History
Since 1984, the center has been a pioneer of remote sensing in Taiwan, devoted to remote sensing research and education. In response to specific needs of the country, society, economics, culture, and the environment, the center has actively conducted practical research in various fields such as land monitoring, disaster investigation, marine detection, atmospheric analysis, forestry planning, project management, and popular science education. This diversity ensures that industry, government, academia, and research communities can closely cooperate, thereby elevating the center to a paradigm of fundamental research and integrated applications on remote sensing.
The center research groups are created based on each faculty member's expertise in remote sensing, geoinformatics, and space science to explore potential remote sensing technologies and various applications. The scope of faculty research ranges from outer space and atmospheric to oceanic and land use. The center not only manages the resource satellite receiving station, but also receives the satellite images in real time. In 2008, a Master's of Science Program in Remote Sensing Science and Technology was established to recruit domestic and oversea students and cultivate professionals with advanced experience in remote sensing technology and international macro prospective science.
The center has been established for more than 20 years, and the numerous teaching and practical experiences accumulated by both retired and current colleagues make it outstanding in the field of remote sensing. To meet future conflicts and challenges, the center continually strives to create new approaches to the potential demands of techniques and trends in the satellite images market. The center also endeavors to grow into a superlative remote sensing research facility that encompasses basic technical developments and widespread educational services and promotes applications in various fields. Through increased international cooperation, the center expects to strengthen Taiwan's remote sensing fundamental and technological development infrastructure, and further its contribution to land use management, environmental monitoring, and disaster preventions to keep the center in the forefront in the field of remote sensing.
The Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research, a prime research center, was established on July 1st, 1984 at National Central University. Its primary missions are in the research and teaching of space and remote sensing related sciences, and in the development of new remote sensing technology and applications. Currently, there are more than 110 personnel working at the center including: a director, chaired by one of the professors; a secretary; researchers that include professors, associate professors, assistant professors, and assistant researchers; technicians that include specialists, engineers, artificers, technical workers, and contract employees associated with various research projects. In addition, the faculty members at the center are jointly appointed with the other departments where they offer courses and supervise graduate students related to their relevant expertise. Since 2008, the Master of Science Program in Remote Sensing Science and Technology has started for those people who desire advanced specialization in this field in order to further enhance and broaden personal intelligence and technology in remote sensing.
Under the themes of conducting earth and space observations, the center focuses principally on remote sensing. The research applications, however, encompass many diverse areas, such as meteorological satellite, microwave remote sensing, hydrology remote sensing, geological remote sensing, pattern computing, artificial intelligence & pattern recognition, adaptive data analysis, environmental remote sensing, geophysical radiation and atmospheric composition exploration, satellite surveying & navigation, geographic information systems, digital photogrammetry, geocomputing, space payload, wave propagation, ionosphere sounding, ionosphere radio science. In order to integrate human resources and optimize the use of the facilities, the center is subdivided into three research groups, namely Remote Sensing Research Group, Geoinformatics Research Group, and Space Science Research Group.
In addition, under the financial patronage of National Science Council, the resource satellite receiving station was established in 1993 to receive and process real-time satellite image data. The station is, currently, capable of receiving the data from SPOT-5,Terra, Aqua and Formosat-2, which was launched in May, 2004. The station not only provides standard and value-added products, but also carries out research and development on radiometric and geometric corrections as well as applications, and offers educational and outreach programs. This is quite unique in the worldwide ground station community to act as a "three-in-one" role.
The center strives to advance into a world-class remote sensing research facility that encompasses basic technical developments, widespread educational services, and promote relevant applications in various fields in order to strengthen Taiwan's remote sensing technology and fundamental development infrastructure. In account of this and the economic and environmental policies of the government, we conceive four guidelines for development policies: (1) Fundamental researches in remote sensing, (2) Researches in the application of remote sensing in land monitoring and survey, (3) Researches in the surveillance of remote sensing in disaster relied over Taiwan, and (4) Researches in the application of remote sensing in Asia Pacific region's environmental changes development. With the implementation and execution of these goals, it is expected to uplift further the center's technological level in remote sensing, and contribute more to government policies on land use, environmental monitoring and disaster preventions.
|2016/08/01 - until now||Professor Chang, Chung-Pai|
|2013/08/01 - 2016/07/31||Professor Chen, Chi-Farn|
|2010/08/01 - 2013/07/31||Professor Chen, Liang-Chien|
|2007/08/01 - 2010/07/31||Professor Liou, Yuei-An|
|2004/08/01 - 2007/07/31||Professor Wu, Joz（Retired）|
|2001/08/01 - 2004/07/31||Professor Chen, Kun-Shan|
|1998/08/01 - 2001/07/31||Professor Liu, Gin-Rong|
|1995/10/01 - 1998/07/31||Professor Chen, Liang-Chien|
|1993/08/01 - 1995/09/31||Professor Chen, A. J.（Retired）|
|1990/08/01 - 1993/07/31||Professor Wang, Hsian-Da（Retired）|
|1987/08/01 - 1990/07/31||Professor Chen, A. J.（Retired）|
|1984/07/01 - 1987/07/31||Professor Chen, A. J.（Retired）|
|2014||12||Held “2014 TAIWAN- JAPAN Workshop on Remote Sensing Applications for Global Environment and Infrastructure Monitoring on Disaster Mitigation”|
|2014||9||Held “2014 Capacity Building Workshop of Satellite Remote Sensing” for Southeast Asian Scientists (9/24~10/2)|
|2014||7||Held 2 echelons of the Earth Observation Camp|
|2014||7||Held “Environmental Remote Sensing Technology Camp” for university students|
|2014||5||Held the 25th ”User Workshop on Resource Satellite Information”|
|2013||11||Held “2013 Capacity Building Workshop of Satellite Remote Sensing” for Southeast Asian Scientists|
|2013||7||Held “Environmental Remote Sensing Technology Camp” for university students|
|2013||7||Held 2 echelons of the Earth Observation Camp|
|2013||6||Held the 24nd ”User Workshop on Resource Satellite Information”|
|2013||3||Held ”2013 Remote Sensing Symposium across Taiwan Strait”|
|2012||9||Held “2012 Capacity Building Workshop of Satellite Remote Sensing” for Southeast Asian Scientists|
|2012||7||Held 2 echelons of the Earth Observation Camp|
|2012||7||Held “Environmental Remote Sensing Technology Camp” for university students|
|2012||5||Held the 23nd ”User Workshop on Resource Satellite Information”|
|2011||12||Signed MOU with Aerial Survey Office, Forestry Bureau, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan|
|2011||11||Held “2011 Capacity Building Workshop of Satellite Remote Sensing” for Southeast Asian Scientists|
|2011||10||Held “The 32nd Asian Conference on Remote Sensing” (ACRS 2011)|
|2011||8||Held 2 echelons of the Earth Observation Camp|
|2011||7||Held “Environmental Remote Sensing Technology Camp” for university students|
|2011||7||Signed MOU with Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academic Sinica|
|2011||5||Signed MOU with University of Iceland|
|2011||5||Signed MOU with The REDD Programme of the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ) for Central America and the Dominican Republic|
|2011||5||Signed MOU with Cantho University|
|2011||5||Held the 22nd ”User Workshop on Resource Satellite Information”|
|2010||12||Held “2010 Taiwan-Japan Conference on Application of Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring and Disaster Mitigation”|
|2010||11||Held “2010 Capacity Building Workshop of Satellite Remote Sensing” for Southeast Asian Scientists|
|2010||8||Held 2 echelons of the Earth Observation Camp|
|2010||5||Held the 21st ”User Workshop on Resource Satellite Information”|
|2010||3||Held “2010 Cross-Strait Remote Sensing Conference”|
|2010||2||Signed MOU with Pukyong National University|
|2010||1||Signed MOU with Research & Information Center of Tokai University|
|2010||1||Signed MOU with Niigata University|
|2009||11||Signed MOU with The UNIVERSITE DE SHERBROOKE|
|2009||8||Signed MOU with National Space Organization and National Center for High-Performance Computing|
|2009||8||Held the 28th Surveying and Geoinformatics Symposium|
|2009||5||Held the 20th ”User Workshop on Resource Satellite Information”|
|2009||2||Held the Forum on Master of Science Program in Remote Sensing Science and Technology|
|2008||6||The international superstar as well as the charity ambassador, Li Lian-jie (Jet Li), visited the center on 7th June, 2008|
|2008||2||Collaborated with the National Museum of Natural Science and the Discovery Magazine in a special exhibition of“Viewing our home from space II”|
|2008||1||Officially accepted students in “The Master of Science in Remote Sensing and Technology” program|
|2007||9||“2007 Taiwan-France Workshop on Geo-Information Technology”|
|2007||3||“2007 Cross-Strait Remote Sensing Workshop”|
|2006||12||2006 Taiwan-Japan Workshop on Application of Remote Sensing for Disaster Monitoring and Mitigation|
|2005||10||Workshop on the Applications of Formosat 2|
|2005||9||“Promotional Workshop on the Satellite Radar Image”|
|2005||4||“11th User Workshop on Resource Satellite Data, “Invited Talk given by Prof. Ian J. Downman, ISPRS President|
|2004||11||Taoyuan Junior High School「Gold Brains」Science Carnival|
|2003||8||“Earth Observation Camp” (3 tmies)|
|2003||7||“New Home Town” Special Exhibition sponsored by Taipei Country|
|2003||5||Center self-evaluation in 1992|
|2002||7||President Chen and Vice President Leu visited|
|2001||9||“20th Conference National Surveying Science and Applications”|
|2001||4||Premier Chang visited|
|2000||11||“2000 Asian Conference on Remote Sensing”cosponsored with Chinese Taipei Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.|
|2000||9||“Asia-Pacific SPOT Conference” cosponsored with SOPT IMAGE|
|2000||8||“Vice President Leu visited “|
|2000||7||“Understanding our Home” Special Exhibition, cosponsored with Taiwan Geographical Magazine, National Museum of Nature Science rotating exhibitions across towns in Taiwan ( 2000/7/1~2002/12/31)|
|1999||5||“EROS Reception Agreement” signed with West Indian Space|
|1999||3||1999 Progress in Electromagnetic Research symposium at Taipei|
|1998||3||Special Exhibition on “Taiwan from Space” cosponsored with Taiwan Geographical Magazine, Museum of Nature Science, continuing exhibitions at National Museum of Nature Science, National Science and National Taiwan Science Education Center, etc. ( 1998/3/27~2001/12/31)|
|1997||7||“Workshop on Remote Sensing”|
|1997||5||“Workshop on Decade Achievements from Chung-Li VHF Radar”|
|1996||11||“NASA Pacific Rim Airborne SAR Campaign I ”|
|1995||4||“Fourth User Workshop on Resource Satellite Data”|
|1994||8||“1994 International Workshop on Remote Sensing Technologies” Cosponsored with Chinese Taipei Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. (8/31~9/2) (The Tenth Anniversary of CSRSR)|
|1994||5||“ERS Reception Agreement” signed with ESA|
|1994||4||President Lee-Tung-Hwei visited|
|1994||2||“First User Workshop on Resource Satellite Data”|
|1993||12||Commencement of Resource Satellite Ground Receiving Station|
|1993||9||“Twelfth National Conference on Surveying Sciences and Applications”|
|1993||9||“Workshop on the Application of Resource Satellite Data”|
|1993||6||On-Site Acceptance test of Resource Satellite Ground Receiving Station|
|1993||4||“SPOT Data Reception and Distribution”, signed with SPOT IMAGE|
|1992||7||“Workshop on the Applications of Resource Satellite Data”|
|1991||4||“Pacific Regional STEP Conference, International Conference Center, Academic Sinica, Cosponsored with ICSU/SCOSTEP|
|1991||2||「Set Up The Receiving Station: (2) At Stage Of Building A Station」(1991/2/1~1994/1/31) started|
|1990||2||“Construction of Resource Satellite Ground Receiving Station –Planning phase completed”(2/15~10/31)|
|1989||9||Hosted NSC Chair-Professor C.H.Lin (1989/9/1~1990/7/31)|
|1988||12||Workshop for VHF Radar Applications|
|1988||2||Ad Hoc Committee for Construction of Satellite Ground Station Formed|
|1987||5||International VHF Radar Workshop|
|1986||1||“NSC Chung-Li Instrument Center” established|
|1985||8||Forum with Astronaut K.-C. Wang|
|1985||6||“International Workshop for Remote Sensing of Environment”, ecosponsored with Institute of Atmospheric Physics|
|1985||1||“SPOT Data Distribution Agreement” signed with SPOT IMAGE|
|1984||7||Center formerly established|
|1983||2||Establishment of Center Approved|
Illustration of Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research logo
The ideas of design:
- The red arc represents satellite orbit.
- The blue orb represents Earth.
- The dark blue on the orb represents swath observed.
- The upper dark blue arc represents space.
- The sky blue at the middle and on the orb represents atmosphere and ocean.
- The green at the bottom represents terra.
- The wave at the middle represents EM wave.
- The same wavelength of the wave at the middle and the upper dark blue arc creates the feeling of Earth is moving towards left.
- The upper dark blue arc is like an outer ear, Earth is like earlobe; the red EM wave can be imagine sound wave, from here CSRSR hear all these information.
- The beauty of rotating movement of Earth shows in between lines and shadows.