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Dragon 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 lasted for four years and formally commenced at the 2008 Beijing Symposium. Dragon 2 focused on exploitation of ESA, TPM and Chinese EO data for science and applications development in land, ocean and atmospheric applications. The Programme brought together joint Sino-European teams to investigate 25 thematic projects. 

Results' Reporting at Annual Symposia

Scientific results reporting was made at 5 annual Symposia held alteratively in China and Europe:

  1. 2008 Dragon 1 Final Results and Dragon 2 KO Symposium, Beijing
  2. 2009 Barcelona Symposium, Spain
  3. 2010 Mid term results Symposium, Guilin, P.R. China
  4. 2011 Prague Symposium, Czech Republic
  5. 2012 Dragon 2 Final Results and Dragon 3 KO Symposium

Results' Publications

There were 4 publications detailing the teams' scientitic results during the course of the Dragon 2 cooperation:

Advanced Training Courses

Four Advanced training courses were held in China from 2008 to 2011 with the objective of training young scientists in theory and retrievals for land, ocean and atmospheric remote sensing using ESA, ESA TPM and Chinese EO data.



Dragon4 executive summary for mobiles (to access: scan QR code or click on code)

Dragon 2021 Symposium online from 19 to 23 July

Dragon 5 website open

2018 Dragon e-brochure Dynamic web version

2018 Dragon e-brochure Download pdf