2023 5th International Conference on Geoscience and Remote Sensing Mapping (GRSM 2023)was successfully held in Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province!
In the golden autumn of Lianyungang, where the mountains are lush, and the seas are deep blue, distinguished guests, both young and seasoned, gathered together. 2023 5th International Conference on Geoscience and Remote Sensing Mapping, hosted by Jiangsu Ocean University and organized by the School of Marine Technology and Geomatics of Jiangsu Ocean University, along with the Academic Exchange Information Center (AEIC), took place at the Haizhou Bay Conference Center in Lianyungang City. Delu Pan, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, graced the conference as Chair of the Academic Committee, while Xianlin Liu, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, served as an advisor to the Academic Committee. Leaders such as Xiaoming Ning, President of Jiangsu Ocean University, Zhenzhong Peng, Vice Chair and Secretary General of the Chinese Society for Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Cartography, Yiquan Qi, Chair of Jiangsu Oceanographic Society, Yanhong Huang, Deputy Director of Lianyungang Natural Resources and Planning Bureau, attended the conference. Over 200 experts, scholars, industry professionals, engineers, and students gathered for the in-person conference. The opening ceremony was presided over by Prof. Jialong Sun, the Dean of the School of Marine Technology and Geomatics of Jiangsu Ocean University.
President Xiaoming Ning delivered a speech at the opening ceremony. First, on behalf of Jiangsu Ocean University, he extended a warm welcome to all attended experts, scholars, and guests. Then, he briefly introduced the university’s history and development, as well as the achievements in the construction of disciplines like oceanography, surveying and mapping, and remote sensing. President Ning pointed out that the university will make full use of this academic conference, strengthen ties with brother universities, research institutes, and industry enterprises, deepen exchanges with experts, scholars, and industry elites, focus on enhancing capabilities of scientific and technological innovation and social services, and make greater contributions to the construction of smart ocean, digital China, and the high-quality remote sensing surveying and mapping industry. He also expressed his hope for the continued support of the university’s development from all the esteemed leaders and guests.
Speech by Xiaoming Ning, President of Jiangsu Ocean University
In his speech,Prof.Peng emphasized the critical role of surveying and geographic information as a strategic data resource and a new production factor. These fields serve as the foundational work that underpins economic development, national defense, societal progress, and ecological conservation. Key national initiatives, like the construction and service of the new generation of national surveying and mapping reference systems, the creation of a three-dimensional digital representation of China, and the development of the national public service platform for geospatial information, the integrated development and technological applications of “navigation, guidance, and remote sensing”, create a unified spatiotemporal base for the construction of digital China. Prof. Peng expressed his hope that research institutions, higher education establishments, and industry enterprises in this field will strengthen both international and domestic cooperation, enhance their independent innovation capability, and jointly create a new era of intelligent surveying and mapping characterized by “dynamic perception, precise cognition, and smart services”, to fully empower high-quality development and contribute to China’s unique path toward modernization.
Speech by Zhenzhong Peng, Vice Chair and Secretary General of Chinese Society for Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Cartography
In his speech, Prof. Yiquan Qi expounded on the great significance of the ocean to human survival and development. Combined with the action plan for cultivating and expanding the top ten marine industrial chains in Jiangsu Province, he emphasized the need to leverage Jiangsu’s unique advantage of being connected to rivers and the sea, further expanding river networks towards the sea, pushing forward with determination on marine ventures, and strengthening our resolve to chart new waters. All of these efforts are geared towards creating a new pattern of marine economic development that is characterized by the synergy of land and sea, and the collaboration of rivers and oceans. Prof. Qi encouraged experts and scholars to use this platform for intensive exchange and discussions, delve into the frontiers of technology, promote interdisciplinary integration, and advance high-tech progress. In doing so, they can contribute valuable insights and strategies for Jiangsu’s “Ocean Power” strategy, the development of the ocean industry, and the establishment of a spatial-temporal big data platform.
Speech by Yiquan Qi, Chair of Jiangsu Oceanographic Society
The conference featured one main venue and four sub-venues, focusing on “Information Acquisition and Application Technology,” “Environmental Monitoring and Application,” “Geographical Science and Environment,” and “Remote Sensing and Surveying.” In the main venue, Academician Delu Pan was invited to give a special report “Thoughts on Developing Artificial Intelligence Oceanography”. The report pointed out that the advancements of artificial intelligence oceanography, marine big data, and satellite oceanography research paradigm change involve the interdisciplinary integration of earth science, information science, mathematical statistics, philosophy, and other disciplines. Therefore, it is imperative to investigate these fields. Dr. Xingxing Jiang, Prof. Roman Alvarez, Prof. Chaowei Yang of George Mason University, and Prof. Ruisheng Wang of the University of Calgary, commissioned by Yong Xue, Academician of International Eurasian Academy of Sciences and Communication Academician of International Academy of Astronautics, delivered expert presentations in the main venue. Prof. Tingchen Jiang, Director of the Personnel Department of Jiangsu Ocean University, presided over the report session at the main venue.
Speech by Academician, Delu Pan，Chinese Academy of Engineering, China
More than 50 experts, scholars, and emerging talents, including Prof. Sara Zollini of the University of L’Aquila in Italy, Prof. Roberto Montalti of TRE-Altamira in Spain, Prof. Huanfa Chen of the University of London in the UK, Prof. Wei Yao of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Prof. Ruofei Zhong of Capital Normal University, Prof. Yuanzhi Zhang of Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology and Visiting Researcher of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, delivered presentations at sub-venues offline and online. Prof. Ruofei Zhong of Capital Normal University and Assoc. Prof. Hamed Karimian, a foreign teacher at Jiangsu Ocean University, presided over the report session in sub-venues respectively.
Scholars and experts converged tightly around the theme of “Preserving the Earth’s Ecosystems and Fostering Harmonious Coexistence Between Humans and Nature” and delved into the latest research findings and technological advancements in the fields of Earth science and remote sensing surveying, with in-depth discussions and active interaction. The conference also featured nearly 20 research achievements showcased in poster presentations, and renowned companies like Shanghai CHC Navigation Technology Co., Ltd. demonstrated their latest products. The success of this conference holds significant importance in elevating the technological innovation level in Earth science, marine science, and remote sensing surveying, promoting the integration of science and education, and fostering collaboration between academia and industry. We are looking forward to the arrival of the next conference.