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Space Research Institute NAS Ukraine and SSA Ukraine

Department of Space Information Technologies and Systems

Scientific activity

The department specializes on developing complex distributed systems for satellite data processing.

The main task given to the department is development, validation and implementation of different satellite data processing methods in the form of information services and certain systems

Areas of Scientific interest:

  • Machine learning techniques to deal with Big data problems
  • validation of land cover maps
  • intelligent computing using neural networks
  • mathematical modelling of complex processes and systems
  • intelligent multi-agent security systems
  • satellite data processing
  • distance learning technologies
  • strategic planning

Staff of the department are the authors of three monographs, one popular science edition on programming, one educational book approved by Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, and also a large number of articles in leading Ukrainian and foreign journals. (Detailed - in "Publications")

Projects participation

Space Research Institute NAS Ukraine and SSA Ukraine is included in the consortium as participant of project ERA-PLANET. The European network to coordinate Earth observation for our changing planet from Ukraine in program HORIZON 2020. More...

Space Rereserch Institute takes a part in "SIGMA FP7 Project Stimulating Innovation for Global Monitoring of Agriculture ". Purpose of the project is to developing innovative methods based on the integration satellite and in-situ data to predict the impact of crop production on ecosystems and natural resources. More...

Staff of the department was developed Web-portal for Agromonitoring System for the Ministry of Agrarian Policy.

On the basis of the Space Research Institute NASU and SSAU the regional support office of UN-SPIDER program was created.

Staff of the department takes an active part in many national and international projects.

Within the constraints of National Space Program of Ukraine staff of the department take part in the development of Ukrainian Grid segment of GEOSS system (Global Earth Observation System of Systems) system GEO-UA.

In 2011 specialists of department have successfully finished the european project "Estimation of crop areas based on the satellite data in Ukraine", within which ground verification of satellite data used for the research. These algorithms are used for applications in agriculture and monitoring for agricultural enterprise.

During the 2011-2012, the staff of the department of the Space Research Institute will be carried out the international project "Analysis of climate change and food security through remote sensing and ground-based observations" under the guidance of Dr. Kussul N.

In 2007 specialists of department have successfully finished the project GRID technologies for environmental monitoring using satellite data( 3872, 2005-2007). Under this project basic Grid-infrastructure was developed. This infrasructure united the resources of SRI NASU-SSAU and Institute of Cybernetics NASU.

In 2007 the project Data Fusion Grid Infrastructure started witin the joined program INTAS-CNES-NSAU. The aim of the project is the development of methods and technologies for satellite monitoring systems integration. Specifically integration of systems of SPI NASU-NSAU and SRI RAS(Russia).

In purpose of getting archive and operative data from European remote sensing satellites (Envisat ERS-2) the grants ESA Category-1 Wide Area Grid Testbed for Flood Monitoring using Spaceborne SAR and Optical Data (2007-2008) and Regional drought monitoring using wide swath SAR and optical data were won.

Specialists of the department frequently take part in the competitive projects of NASU on applied and fundumental theoretical research. Specifically within the scientific, technological and innovative projects of NASU.

The leading specialists of the department are the members of the working groupWorking Group on Information Systems and Services (WGISS) of CEOS committee and participate in the development of satellite date processing Grid-system Wide Area Grid (WAG).

Detailed - in "Projects" and "Services".


Educational activity:



On the base of Institute of Physics and Technology of National Technical University of Ukraine Kiev Polytechnic Institute the staff of the department teach the following cources:

  • Intelligent computing
  • Software engineering
  • Expert systems
  • Automatic control theory
  • Computer architecture

The leading specialist of the department Andrii Shelestov has successfully defended doctoral dissertation "Methods, models and tehnologies for the analysis and development of Earth Observation Grid" and obtained scirntific degree - Doctor of Technical Sciences on information technologies (second scientific degree)

Under the leadership of Prof. Nataliia Kussul were dissertated and gained six Ph.D. degrees:
  • Ruslan Basarab, the title of the Ph.D. thesis: Inductive methods for pre-processing of remote sensing data (Sich-2) (28.04.2015)
  • Andrii Kolotij, the title of the Ph.D. thesis: "Regression models for winter wheat crop yield forecast based on satellite data" (25.07.2014)
  • Serhiy Yanchevskiy, the title of the Ph.D. thesis: "Multicriteria optimization of long-term planning space imagery" (08.06.2012)
  • Ekaterina Nasuro, the title of the Ph.D. thesis: "Models and methods for neural network classification of satellite images" (22.05.2012)
  • O.Kravchenko, the title of the Ph.D. thesis: "Models, methods and informational technologies of vegetation and soil state monitoring" (16.06.2009)
  • Nguen Than Phuong(Vietnam), the title of the Ph.D. thesis: "Informational technologies for parallel filtration of impulse noiseon satellite data" (21.11.2005)
  • Serhiy Skakun, the title of the Ph.D. thesis: " " (05.10.2005)

Under the leadership of Prof. Andrii Shelestov were dissertated and gained two Ph.D. degrees:
  • Bohdan Yailymov, the title of the Ph.D. thesis: "Automated information technology for land cover mapping based on satellite data fusion methods and models" (21.12.2016)
  • Iuliia Grypych, the title of the Ph.D. thesis: "Neural network models and information technologies of classification and risk assessment based on geospatial information" (12.09.2012)

[27-28.03.2018]
On 27-28 of March 2018, a workshop on the ERA-PLANET SMURBS project was held at the premises of the University of Hamburg. The workshop was devoted to issues related to the implementation of air monitoring, intelligent response and disaster prevention technologies, as well as urban agglomeration issues within the smart city. Read more...
[12-15.03.2018]
From 12 to 15 of March 2018 Deputy Director of Space Research Institute NASU-SSAU Prof. Nataliia Kussul participated in Regional workshop on UNCCD training for the countries on NMED/CEE and Central Asia that was held in Antalya. Read more...
[7.03.2018]
On the 7-th of March 2018 a cooperation agreement between Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine and Space Research Institute NAS Ukraine and SSA Ukraine (SRI NASU-SSAU) was signed. Read more...
[6-7.02.2018]
On February 21 an agreement on cooperation within the framework of the ERA-PLANET project was signed at the Kyiv City State Administration between the Department of Information and Communication Technologies of the executive body of the Kyiv City State Administration, the Space Research Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the State Space Agency of Ukraine and the public organization SMART SITY HUB Read more...
[6-7.02.2018]
From 6 to 7 of February 2018 representatives of Space Research Institute NASU-SSAU participated in the meeting on ERA-PLANET IGOSP project Read more...
[24.01.2018]
Our greetings to the authors of the article "Deep Learning Classification of Land Cover and Crop Types Using Remote Sensing Data" published in IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters with receival IEEE Publication Encouragement Award 2017 for publication Read more...
[16.01.2018]
On 16 of January 2018 representatives of Space Research Institute NASU-SSAU participated in meeting with representatives of Department of Agricultural Development of Kyiv Regional State Administration Read more...
[24.11.2017]
On 22-24 of November 2017 representatives of Space Research Institute NASU-SSAU participated in the UNO international conference on international cooperation towards low-emissions and resilient societies that was held in Bonn, Germany. Read more...
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