Representatives of the UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office in Ukraine, hosted by SRI NASU-SSAU, took part in the International Meeting on Food Security, Earth Observations and Agricultural Monitoring. This workshop was held in Brussels on November 21, 2013 at the premise of the Secure World Foundation and was organized by Secure World Foundation (SWF), the European Commission (EC), and the Group of Earth Observations (GEO) Secretariat.
Representatives of the UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office in Ukraine (SRI NASU-SSAU) took part in the United Nations/Belarus Workshop on Space Technology Applications for Socio-Economic Benefits. This workshop was jointly organized by UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Government of Belarus and took place from 11 to 15 November 2013, in Minsk (Belarus).
The UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office in Ukraine (Space Research Institute NASU-NSAU) supported the relief efforts following the September floods in Cameroon by providing flood maps. In September 2012, the northern part of Cameroon was hit by severe floods. Subsequently, the International Charter “Space and Major Disasters” was activated to acquire satellite images over affected regions.
UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office (RSO) in Ukraine, the Space Research Institute NASU-NSAU, has elaborated an operational forecast of the winter wheat yield in Ukraine for 2012 using Earth ObservationData.
The UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office (RSO) in Ukraine is hosted by the Space Research Institute NASU-SSAU. The Institute signed the cooperation agreement with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) during the forty-seventh session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) on 10 February, 2010 in Vienna, Austria.
The Ukraine RSO supports the implementation of the UN-SPIDER Working Plan within the following activities: Horizontal Cooperation, Outreach and Capacity Building, Technical Advisory Support.
The RSO provides both operational geospatial services and on demand serviced for local authorities, international organizations and other end-users.
The Ukraine RSO provides products in agriculture and disaster management based on data acquired by Ukrainian Sich-2 and other satellites. It is connected to the World Data System (WDS) through SRI NASU-SSAU.
About the host institution:
The Space Research Institute NASU-SSAU (SRI NASU-SSAU) was established in 1996 at the National Space Agency of Ukraine and National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine for the organisation of scientific space researches in the country, to conduct and coordinate scientific and engineering activities in the area of peaceful exploration and use of outer space. It is a leading organization in research, development methods and information technologies, as well as in the provision of corresponding services in the Earth observation domain. SRI NASU-SSAU has a strong experience in solving applied problems, regarding agriculture and natural disasters using modern data assimilation and data fusion techniques.
The Institute's main activities are:
scientific and applied research in outer space, astrophysic research of objects in the universe, including in ranges unavailable from the earth surface;
development of strategy and principles of universe exploration for scientific and applied issues as well as for the needs of the economy;
development and testing of scientific space exploration equipment and relevant technological processes in space;
development of new spacecraft navigation, control systems as well as earth and space monitoring systems;
creation of information space systems and improvement of existing ones;
working out suggestions on the conception and strategy for space programmes.
The Institute's main projects includes:
use of earth remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) for informational support of environmental control;
monitoring, estimation, and forecasting of underwater petrochemical pollution in Ukraine;
Interball project on exploration of solar-earth relations;
Variant project on measurement of electromagnetic field and electric current flows in ionosphere;
Poperejennia (Warning) project: satellite complex for exploration of ionosphere phenomena related to seismic activity;
planning and controlling system for science and engineering experimentation aboard the Ukrainian explorer unit of the International Space Station.
<p><strong>Main Contact</strong><br />
<em>Prof. Nataliia Kussul</em><br />
Head of Ukraine UN-SPIDER RSO<br />
Deputy Director of SRI NASU-SSAU</p>
Space Research Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and National Space Agency of Ukraine (SRI NASU-SSAU)<br />
40 Glushkov Propekt<br />
Kiev, Ukraine<br />
Tel.: +380(44)5262553<br />
Fax: +380(44)5264124<br />
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