The Dragon Programme is a cooperation between ESA and the Ministry of
Science and Technology (MOST) of the P.R. China.
The 1st Dragon
Programme commenced in 2004 and was completed in April 2008. The 2nd
Dragon Programme will last for four years and formally commenced at the
2008 Beijing Symposium. Dragon 2 focuses on exploitation of ESA, TPM
and Chinese EO data for science and applications development in land,
ocean and atmospheric applications.
The Programme brings together joint
Sino-European teams to investigate 25 thematic projects.
The 2012 Dragon 2 & 3 Symposium will take place from 25 to 29 June 2012 in Beijing, P.R. China. The Dragon 2 teams will report on their final results.
The final results of the Dragon 2 programme (2008 to 2012) will be published as a joint ESA and NRSCC proceedings (ESA SP-704) following closure of the 2012 Symposium. The target date for publication is at the end of September 2012