On July 6-8, 2021, the international conference IEEE EUROCON 2021 took place in Lviv, where the staff of the Space Research Institute NAS Ukraine and SSA Ukraine presented four papers, the publications of which we can now view at the links below:
We remind you that all these works have been performed and will be further developed within the projects of the National Research Fund of Ukraine, which received grant support from NTUU «Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute». In particular:
1. 2020.02/0284 «Geospatial models and information technologies of satellite monitoring of smart city problems” (National Research Foundation of Ukraine Competition «Leading and Young Scientists Research Support»).
2. 2020/01.0273 «Intelligent models and methods for determining land degradation indicators based on satellite data» (National Research Foundation of Ukraine Competition «Science for the safety of human and society»).
IEEE EUROCON is the flagship event of IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Middle East and Africa), held every two years in a new country with participants from around the world.
The first work — the use of remote sensing data to plan a strategy for greening a smart city — focuses on the problem of urban planning, which is a very important issue today. To solve the problem, the use of the most modern remote sensing technologies is required, on the basis of which a new approach to optimizing the planning of the strategy of landscaping of smart cities with the use of satellite data is proposed. This was demonstrated during the analysis of the city of Irpin.
The method «Remote sensing methods for assessing land degradation using NDVI with RUE adjustment» deals with vegetation indices, which are the basis for land degradation maps, and about changes in maps in general, based on the analyzes. The study considers improvements to calculate productivity/land degradation based on the use of net primary productivity. Open databases of MODIS satellite products with a spatial resolution of 500 m and Landsat-8 with a spatial resolution of 30 m on the Google Earth Engine cloud platform were used for the calculation. As a result, the areas of productive, degraded and stable lands on the territory of Ukraine for 2015-2019 are calculated.
Validation of Copernicus atmospheric monitoring products for Kyiv is described in the third paper. The validation itself was performed on the basis of publicly available SaveEcoBot air quality measurement data sets PM2.5 for the correct use of global satellite information in the future.
And finally — an intellectual analysis of the area of major crops due to climate change in Ukraine — which conducted a statistical analysis of time series of areas of major crops for 22 years (from 1998 to 2020), and analyzed the impact of agro-climatic zones on the area of major crops. Climate change in agriculture clearly affects the economic component of Ukraine in domestic and foreign markets.
These are not the first speeches of our employees at conferences such as EUROCON, and even more so — not the last. There are still many accomplishments ahead that will not go unnoticed.