China’s meteorological satellite Fengyun-3D has global observation capability and good application prospects in global drought monitoring. Through cooperating with the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and its members, the project will focus on establishing a global agricultural drought monitoring system with the Fengyun-3D, providing timely agricultural drought information services for worldwide users. The project has been jointly initiated by organizations including the CAAS, National Satellite Meteorological Center, Beijing Normal University as well as research institutes from France, Spain, the United States and Israel.

Xinhua news release, February 13, 2021