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China, Finland to enhance Arctic research cooperation

18 April 2018

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China and Finland have signed an agreement to establish a joint research center for Arctic space observation and data sharing services, the China Academy of Sciences (CAS) announced.

The agreement, signed on 08 April by Liu Jianbo, deputy director of the academy's Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, and Jouni Pulliainen, director of Space and Earth Observation Center under the Finnish Meteorological Institute, states the research center will be built in Sodankyla, north Finland's Lapland.

Image credit: CAST - Artist's rendition of the deployed GF-2 satellite.

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