Dr. Xiaomei Yang is Professor at State Key Lab of Resources and Environmental Information System (LREIS), Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Dr. Yang received Ph.D. in Cartography and Geographic Information System, CAS. She has engaged in the research of intelligent extraction of multi-source remote sensing information, and the integration and application of remote sensing and geographic information system in the coastal zone. The project of integrated coastal zone was awarded the Second-Rank Award of National Science and Technology Progress, China, in 2005. Dr. Yang has presided at and completed several national projects on the remote sensing application of resources and environment information in coastal zone. She is the author and co-authors of 80 peer-reviewed journal articles and 6 books or book chapters.