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Earth observations for sustainable development and security (GEO-UA 2016)

Glushkov Ave 40, 4/1, 03680, Kyiv 187, Ukraine
Kiev, UA

October 10, 2016 – October 14, 2016

The goal of the Conference is to discuss the prospects of aero- and space-born data utilization for agriculture, natural resources management, sustainable development and security in the context of GEOSS, Copernicus, INSPIRE activities and implementation of the Ukrainian segment of GEOSS (GEO-UA system).

Particular focus of the GEO-UA 2016 Conference will be on Earth observation applications in agriculture in the tasks within projects JECAM, Sen2Agri, SIGMA: crop mapping and identification, crop yield forecasting, crop area estimation, biophysical parameters retrieval, calibration and validation.

International researchers and experts interested in Earth observation data applications will have the opportunity to present and discuss results and ideas with focus on the following areas:

  • Sustainable agriculture.
  • Disaster/hazard risk assessment and mapping (floods, droughts, natural fires, earthquakes/landslides, environmental pollution).
  • Understanding and adapting to climate variability and change.
  • Management and protection of ecosystems.
  • Sea and ocean problems.

Developers of GIS-systems and satellite monitoring systems are invited to take part at the exhibition during the Conference.


  1. International programs and initiatives on Earth observations (GEOSS, Copernicus, INSPIRE) and involvement of Ukrainian organizations.
  2. Implementation of the “GEO-Ukraine” system.
  3. Earth remote sensing from space techniques.
  4. Earth observations for agriculture and environment.
  5. Technologies, systems, instruments for Earth remote sensing from space.
  6. Information technologies in Earth observations, GIS and geospatial data infrastructure.



  • L. Sabadosh, Head of State Space Agency of Ukraine
  • O. Kovalova, Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine
  • M. Zgurovsky, Rector of National Technical University of Ukraine “KPI”


  • T. Adamenko, Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center (UHC), Ukraine
  • L. Bydekerke, Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Belgium
  • P. Defourny, Professor, Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium
  • M. Deshayes, GEO Secretariat
  • O. Dubovyk – Centre for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces (ZFL)
  • O. Fedorov, Professor, Space Research Institute NAS Ukraine and SSA Ukraine
  • J. Gallego, European Commission, Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC)
  • I. Jarvis, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • C. Justice, Professor, University of Maryland, USA
  • F. Kogan, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA
  • N. Kulbida, Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center (UHC), Ukraine
  • N. Kussul, Professor, Space Research Institute NAS Ukraine and SSA Ukraine
  • O. Leo, European Commission, Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC)
  • E. Loupian, Space Research Institute RAS (IKI RAN), Russia
  • V. Lyalko, Scientific Centre for Aerospace Research of the Earth IGS NAS Ukraine
  • A. Shelestov, Professor, National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”
  • A. Shvidenko, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria

The Conference will be organized in the form of plenary sessions with invited keynote speakers, as well as oral and poster presentations.

During the conference special workshops (side-events) will be held and devoted to the following topics:

  1. Sen2Agri  project meeting.
  2. JECAM (regional test sites meeting).
  3. FP7 SIGMA project meeting.

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