Chiba University




CEReS Gaia



Research in Tateishi lab is focused on increasing human knowledge of the Earth's land surface and its change over time due to human activities such as deforestation and global warming. Our research involves developing improved methods for analysis of remote sensing data as well as providing public access to global remote sensing and GIS databases. Since the lab consists of members from several different countries, much of our research is international in scope.


-•  Land remote sensing using optical & microwave data

-  Geospatial environmental database

-•  Global land cover mapping and monitoring

-  Land degradation and desertification

-  Applications of remote sensing to environmental problems

Research Projects

Global Mapping project(2002-present)

The Global Mapping project is a project to produce digital geographic data in 1 km/500 m resolution or 1:1,000,000 scale covering the earth’s surface with standardized specifications and available to everyone. National Mapping Organizations of 182 countries/regions join this project and the International Steering Committee for Global Mapping (ISCGM) organizes the project. Prof. Tateishi is in charge of the production of two data layers (land cover and percent tree cover) as a Chairman of Working Group 4 of the ISCGM. The land cover layer is called GLCNMO (Global Land Cover by National Mapping Organizations). The produced data is available from Data Base.



CEReS Gaia project (2010-present)

The CEReS Gaia project is a project to develop an international data sharing system (named “CEReS Gaia”) for the purpose of further understanding of land environment. The project is supported by “Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S)” from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) from 2010 to 2014. Anyone can use the system from this site.