Participants at second EvIDENz stakeholder workshop in Kiev, Ukraine.

Experts from UN-SPIDER, the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), the Centre for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces (ZFL) of the University of Bonn, and the Space Research Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and of the National Space Agency of Ukraine (SRI NASU-SSAU) have convened in Kiev for a stakeholder workshop in the context of their joint project “Earth-observation-based Information Products for Drought Risk on a National Basis” (EvIDENz). The event, which takes place form 14 to 16 May, brings together key decision-makers, operational technical audiences from the agricultural sector, the economic and the disaster risk reduction communities, space agencies, and research and technology entities.

The objective of the EviDENz stakeholder workshop is to introduce decision-makers and technical staff of several governmental and non-governmental institutions in Ukraine to the workflows developed by ZFL and UNU-EHS... read more

Publishing Date: 14/05/2018
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EvIDENz workshop in Bonn.

The project on Earth Observation Based Information Products for Drought Risk Reduction at the National Level (EvIDENz) conducted a workshop from 21 to 22 September at the United Nations Campus in Bonn to present its mid-term results. The event brought together project partners, scientists, policy-makers, practitioners and representatives of governmental institutions.

During the workshop, participants discussed information, knowledge and methods related to drought risk assessment and reduction strategies using the example of case studies in South Africa and Ukraine. More specifically, they focused on:

Publishing Date: 28/09/2017
EviDENz stakeholder workshop in Ukraine in Dec. 2016

The partners of the EvIDENz project conducted the second stakeholder workshop entitled “Earth observation-based information products for drought risk on a national basis”.  The workshop was conducted in Kyiv, Ukraine, on December 6, 2016. Partners involved in the organization of the workshop included the Space Research Institute (NASU-SSAU) of the Ukraine, the Remote Sensing Center (ZFL) of the University of Bonn,... read more

Publishing Date: 13/12/2016
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According to the preliminary yield forecasts, significantly lower wheat yield are expected in 2015 (Image: SRI/NAS)

The Space Research Institute (SRI/NAS) in Ukraine and SSA Ukraine in cooperation with the UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office in Ukraine and Integration-Plus Ltd. have used satellite data to deliver geoinformation services for agriculture needs, including winter wheat yield preliminary forecast for 2015.

According to this preliminary yield forecast, based on satellite data as of 28 April 2015, significantly lower wheat yield compared to 2014 are expected in 2015. The yield reduction is expected to be in the range from 5% (Kyivska oblast) to 38% (Luhanska oblast). Wheat yield will... read more

Publishing Date: 01/06/2015
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Recommended Practices on Flood Mapping.

When using Space technologies for disaster risk management and emergency response, it is not only important to have access to the right... read more

Publishing Date: 01/09/2014
Chernobyl seen from Space in 2009

Japan has launched two Earth Observation satellites last week to monitor environmental damage near the damaged nuclear plants in Fukushima and Chernobyl, officials said.

The two satellites, Hodoyoshi-3 and Hodoyoshi-4, have been developed by the University of Tokyo for around 300 million yen (about $2.9 million) each. They will take images of the two nuclear power plants and the surrounding environment to be combined with ground-based data... read more

Publishing Date: 24/06/2014
Fires in Russia seen from NASA's Aqua satellite

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in the Russian Federation, EMERCOM, and the Ukrainian State Emergency Service signed on 17 December 2013 an agreement on cooperation in the area of prevention... read more

Publishing Date: 19/12/2013
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Prof. Nataliia Kussul of the UN-SPIDER RSO delivered a presentation

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. The purpose of this meeting was to assess the situation regarding global observational facilities, models, and derived services needed to meet the demand in developed and developing countries regarding agricultural production.

One of the Ukrainian experts, Prof. Nataliia Kussul from Space Research Institute National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and State Space Agency of Ukraine, delivered a presentation on... read more

Publishing Date: 02/12/2013
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Two experts of the Ukraine UN-SPIDER RSO delivered presentations.

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 workshop was hosted by the Belarusian State University on behalf of the Government of Belarus, and it was cosponsored by the Secure World Foundation (SWF). Ukrainian experts delivered presentations on “Flood Monitoring Activities in the UN-SPIDER RSO-Ukraine” (Prof. N. Kussul, Space Research Institute National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and State Space Agency of Ukraine) and "Satellite... read more

Publishing Date: 02/12/2013
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Visualisation of the European GNSS Evolution Programme

On 8 October 2013, the European Parliament ratified an agreement on jointly developing a civil global navigation satellite system (GNSS) with Ukraine, as the Ukraine News Agency Interfax announced.

Interfax reported: "The agreement envisages the creation of ground-based infrastructure - three ranging and integrity monitoring stations (RIMS) in Ukraine under the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) project, which is the ground component of the Galileo European... read more

Publishing Date: 09/10/2013
The catastrophes of Chernobyl and Fukushima are two world's nuclear disasters

On 26 August 2013, Ukraine and Japan agreed to launch a joint satellite project with the aim of monitoring the regions surrounding Chernobyl and Fukushima, sites of the world's greatest nuclear disasters. Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida declared that it will be a joint project of Tokyo University and the Ukrainian state space agency (host to a UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office) with launches of Japanese-developed satellites by Ukrainian carrier rockets.

The catastrophes that had occured in Chernobyl and Fukushima in 1986 and 2011, respectively, are the world's only nuclear disasters categorised as level seven on... read more

Publishing Date: 05/09/2013
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Fig. 1. Winter wheat yield forecasts for Ukraine for 2013 as of 08 May 2013.

The Space Research Institute NASU-SSAU, UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Ukraine, utilizes Earth observation (EO) data to support agriculture monitoring and operational forecasting of crop yield in Ukraine.

Every 16 days forecasts of winter wheat yield are provided upon arrival of new EO data and products. Due to the spring dry kill effects, many areas of winter wheat in southern regions of Ukraine were damaged in May of 2013. These regions could be identified... read more

Publishing Date: 03/06/2013
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False color image acquired by EO-1 satellite on March 29, 2013

Over the period March 22-24, 2013, northern and western regions of Ukraine experienced a snowfall equal to the monthly norm. The amount of snow and rising temperatures significantly increased the risk of potential floods. The state of emergency was declared in Kiev and its neighboring regions by local authorities due to the storm and high flood risk. According to the resolution no. 58922/59/1-11 from 12 February 2013, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine requires all local authorities to take all measures to be prepared for the... read more

Publishing Date: 03/04/2013
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On March 4th, 2013 experts of the UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office in Ukraine took part in the regional workshop “Wild fires in Eastern Europe: science, politics and management” and the official opening of the Regional Eastern Europe Fire Monitoring Center (REEFMS) at the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine. Prof. N. Kussul and Dr. S. Skakun delivered a presentation on the “UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office in Ukraine: Fire Monitoring using Satellite Data”.

During the round table regional collaboration on the wild fire management in... read more

Publishing Date: 02/04/2013
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The 3rd Ukrainian Conference GEO-UA will be held in Evpatoria (Crimea, Ukraine) on September 3-7, 2012. The Conference is organized by the State Space Agency of Ukraine, the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and by the Space Research Institute of NASU-NSAU, UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office (RSO) in Ukraine.

The Conference aims at discussing the prospects of aero- and space-born data utilization for natural resource management, sustainable development and security in the framework of the activities of the Global... read more

Publishing Date: 31/08/2012
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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 Observation Data. Due to the winter kill effect, many areas of winter wheat in southern regions of Ukraine have been damaged in the last year. These regions could be identified with satellite imagery. The obtained results were delivered the Department of... read more

Publishing Date: 30/08/2012
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NSAU experts and specialists of space industry enterprises of Ukraine paid a working visit to German Aerospace Centre (DLR), leading research institutes and companies of the space spectrum of Germany in the framework of Twinning Space project within Feb.1 – Feb.6, 2010 in order to define further perspectives of bilateral cooperation.
In course of the visit Ukrainian delegation became acquainted with activities of German leading space sector companies: OHB Technology, EADS Astrium, Kayser Threde GmbH, IABG.

The working meetings with representatives of the German Space Operations Center (GSOC), National Communication and Navigation Institute, Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics,... read more

Publishing Date: 24/02/2010
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On 22-23 of October in Kiev, Ukraine a Joint Workshop “Information Needs in Crop Monitoring” funded by European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and co-funded by the UN-SPIDER office of UNOOSA will be held.

Representatives from institutional users in Ukraine and neighboring countries,  governmental representatives from the EU and technology experts from neighboring countries, international programmes and European institutions will be invited.

At the meeting of governmental representatives with Ukrainian and international experts in agricultural monitoring domain it will be discussed how actual requirements for information on agricultural statistics, crop monitoring and crop production can be threated with modern satellite... read more

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