Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS

Address: 16 Lincui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, P.R. China

Phone: 010-64833041

The pan-third pole extends from the third pole to the West and northward, covering the Eurasian highlands and their environmental radiant zones of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Pamir, Hindu Kush, Iran Plateau, Caucasus and Carpathian Mountains, an area of more than 20 million square kilometers and a population of more than 3 billion.

This National Tibetan Plateau Data Center is built and maintained by the three poles observation and big data center of the Institute of Tibetean Plateau Research Chinese Academy of Sciences. The system stores, integrates, analyzes, excavates and publishes scientific data such as resources, environment, ecology and atmosphere in the Pan-third Pole region, and gradually develops the functions of online big data analysis and model application, so as to realize the wide integration of data, methods, models and services in Pan-third Pole science. It aims at becoming the most advanced international data sharing platform for the Pan-third Pole area in China.

This system integrates all kinds of data resources at home and abroad, such as Third Pole Environment Database (, Cold and Arid Regions Science Data Center at Lanzhou (, Data Platform for Three Poles Environment (, and High-cold region Observation and Research Network for Land surface process & Environment of China (,and will continuously integrate the scientific data produced by the CAS Strategic Priority A Program of the “Pan-Third Pole Environment Study for a Green Silk Road” and “the Second Tibetan Plateau Scientific Expedition and Research (STEP) program”.

This system has been supported by the Strategic Priority Research Programs (A) (Grand NO. XDA20000000, Grand No. XDA19000000)", reflects the data overlay integration of the two programs; also supported by the Chinese Academy of Sciences Informationization Special Program (Grand No. XXH13505).