China releases data of global coastal-wetland monitoring networks

The China Geological Survey has issued data of the first batch of global coastal-wetland monitoring networks in China, showing the sound operation of four coastal-wetland field monitoring stations across the country. The data is available to a global audience via cloud sharing.


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The four coastal-wetland field monitoring stations are located in Panjin City of northeast China's Liaoning Province, Dongying City of east China's Shandong Province, and the areas along the Xinyanggang River and the Simaoyou River of Yancheng City of east China's Jiangsu Province.

Since 2018, the stations have conducted around-the-clock environmental monitoring of the atmosphere, surface water, pore water, soil and plants in these regions.

"We have collected 76 million groups of data at the monitoring stations. By connecting with the Geological Cloud, the data can be provided to the public directly," said Ye Siyuan, director of the Key Laboratory of Coastal Wetland Biogeosciences, China Geological Survey under the Ministry of Natural Resources. The China Geological Survey plans to include more types of wetlands in the monitoring network and through the network conduct in-depth researches on coastal-wetland ecosystem protection, restoration and climate warming in the future.

The monitoring stations in China and Florida wetlands, Spain's Ebro Delta and Skilling Peninsula wetlands in Denmark form a global typical coastal wetland eco-geological environment monitoring network.