JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2020, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (8): 1789-1801.doi: 10.31497/zrzyxb.20200803

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Challenges and prospects of natural resources integrated surveys and researches in the New Era of China

SUN Jiu-lin1,2, DONG Suo-cheng1,2, LI Ze-hong1,2, LI Yu1,2, LI Fu-jia1,2   

  1. 1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China;
    2. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2020-06-21 Revised:2020-07-06 Online:2020-08-28 Published:2020-08-28

Abstract: The integrated survey of natural resources is a basic scientific and technological work, which plays an important role in supporting the national economic and social development. In the 21st century, China's integrated surveys and researches of natural resources have gradually recovered from the trough, but still facing many challenges such as the discontinuation of scientific research talents, insufficient funding support, the difficulty of multinational investigation organizations, and the lack of outstanding research results. This article summarizes the latest progresses of China's integrated survey and research works from the perspective of territorial scope, team composition, technical measures, and impact of achievements. It looks forward to the New Era of China and proposes six development trends of the integrated surveys and researches as follows: The integrated surveys will transform to comprehensive researches on natural resources; the internationalization of surveys will accelerate; key points will focus on multidisciplinary comprehensive investigations and macro-micro integrated surveys; inspection techniques will be more diversified, intelligent, and targeted; the support capabilities of scientific investigation information and data sharing platforms will be stronger; the training of scientific talents will be strengthened.

Key words: integrated survey and research, challenge, the New Era, natural resources, prospect, progress