World Bank and EU Program “Supporting Transparent Land Governance in Ukraine”

Acquirer: World Bank, European Union and Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine

Organisations: Space Research Institute of NASU and SSAU, EOS Data Analytics

Project leader : Ph.D., prof. Nataliia Kussul

Project coordinator: Klaus Deininger, Lead Economist in the Sustainability and Infrastructure Team of the Development Research Group

Duration: 2018 – 2023

About the project:

Within the World Bank and EU Program “Supporting Transparent Land Governance in Ukraine”, funded by the EU one of the areas of work is the use of satellite data to solve the problem of monitoring land for Ukraine.

In previous years used small pilot areas and areas where were improved technology. This year for the Institute of Space Research of NAS of Ukraine and SSA Ukraine and commercial company EOS Data Analytics, which together carry this project was given the task of expanding to the scale of the whole country methodology for mapping land cover, which was developed during the pilot project in 2018 to three regions of Ukraine. In the future, to 2023 in public institutions is planned to develop and implement operational satellite monitoring technology.

The results of the project are currently available on the official portal of the State Geocadastre (

Project publications:

  1. Kussul N., Nizalov D., Shelestov A., et al. (2019). Satellite crop monitoring within World Bank project on land management transparency. 2019 World Bank conference on land and poverty, Washington, USA.
  2. Kussul N., Shelestov A., Lavreniuk M., et al. (2019). Transparent Land Governance in Ukraine within World Bank Program. IEEE 2nd Ukraine Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (UKRCON), Lviv, Ukraine. P. 1077—1080. doi: 10.1109/UKRCON.2019.8879771
  3. Kussul N., Shelestov A., Lavreniuk M., et al. (2019). Land Cover and Land Use Monitoring Based on Satellite Data within World Bank Project. 10th International Conference on Dependable Systems, Services and Technologies (DESSERT), Leeds, United Kingdom. P. 127—130. doi: 10.1109/DESSERT.2019.8770040.
  4. Kussul N., Shelestov A., Lavreniuk M., et al. (2019). Crop Mapping Based on Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 Data Within World Bank Project. Earth Observation Phi-Week, Rome, Italy. Mode of access:

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