Hungary Regional Support Office

The International Charter provides satellite images for disaster situation

International Charter: Project Manager training in Frascati

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER participated as a trainee and observer in the Project Manager (PM) training for the International Charter Space and Major Disasters. The two day training course on 27 and 28 June...
The read arrows show the location of the possible leakage discovered by RSO staf

Hungary: Regional Support Office supports response to Danube floods

In early June this year, Hungary, along with Austria and Germany, was facing the largest-ever flood of the Danube. UN-SPIDER's Hungarian Regional Support Office (RSO) at Károly Róbert...
Participants of the 2013 Regional Support Office Meeting

UN-SPIDER's 4th Annual Meeting of Regional Support Offices

UN-SPIDER inaugurated on 11 February 2013 its 4th Annual meeting of Regional Support Offices (RSOs) on the premises of the United Nations Office in Vienna, Austria. The meeting is a side event of the...

The role of the Hungarian UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office (RSO) is to harness regional strength in spaceborne and airborne disaster management and emergency response. The Hungarian UN-SPIDER RSO is hosted in the Research Institute of Remote Sensing (RIRS) at Karoly Robert University College (KRF). The mission of the RIRS is to conduct basic and applied remote sensing research for the advancement of scientific knowledge about the environment. The institute focuses on the environmental applications of state-of-the-art remote sensing and GIS systems, as well as the development of techniques to enhance the usefulness of these systems. Hyperspectral (HS) applications are of special interest.

RIRS emplys five research staff with expertise in remote sensing, GIS and field measurements. Our team is responsible for conducting all phases of remote sensing operations, including flight/mission planning, sensor maintenance, data acquisition, data processing and data analysis. Team members are highly experienced in the integration and deployment of sensors in diverse aerial platforms based throughout the world. Our research group has a balanced composition of remote sensing researchers with natural resources backgrounds and computer scientists interested in digital image processing and time-series analysis.

Infrastructure: Aerial platform (aircraft), hyperspectral sensor system, survey-grade GPS systems, total stations, field GPS systems, field spectrophotometer, A0 scanner/plotter, high performance computing (HPC), GIS workstations, GIS and remote sensing software etc.

MODIS, LANDSAT, SRTM and ASTER data coverage for Hungary. Airborne hyperspectral and Lidar data (not full coverage). Other thematic digital maps include soil, climate, hydrology, agriculture, and Natura 2000.

Applied remote sensing and GIS in the disaster management for the National Directorate for Disaster Management

Karoly Robert University College / Dean of the Faculty of Natural Resources Management and Rural Development


Get in touch

Main Contact:
Dr. Lenart Csaba
Operations Manager

Alternative contact:
Dr. Biro Tibor
Dean, Karoly Robert University College

KRF Research Institute of Remote Sensing
Matrai u. 36.
H-3022 Gyongyos

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