The overall objective of CASEarth is to establish an International Science Center for Big Earth Data, which will have three main aims.
Building the State-of-the-Art Big Earth Data infrastructure
To overcome the bottleneck of data access and sharing, CASEarth will develop a multidisciplinary Big Earth Data and cloud service platform, which will form part of the key national scientific and technological big data infrastructure that supports macro-level decisions and major scientific discoveries.
Developing an innovative Big Earth Data platform to drive the discipline development
CASEarth will explore the new big data-driven, multidisciplinary, globally collaborative paradigm of scientific discovery, and showcase as well as spur major breakthroughs in Earth system sciences, life sciences, and associated disciplines.
Constructing a decision support system
The system will provide panoramic display and dynamic understanding of the sustainable development process and trend along the Belt and Road region, enable accurate assessment and decision support for Beautiful China, and contribute to the establishment of Digital China.