Conference “Modern issues of hydrometeorology and sustainable development of the Russian Federation”


On March 14-15, 2019, the Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU), with the support of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, held the All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference “Modern issues of hydrometeorology and sustainable development of the Russian Federation”.

The conference was devoted to the problems and prospects of developing science and education in the field of meteorology, hydrology, oceanology, ecology, information technology and technospheric safety.

At section «Information technologies for environmental monitoring» LITSAM junior researcher Ilya Pimanov presented a report on the topic:

System for monitoring and forecasting the hydrological situation on the Northern Dvina river based on the integrated use of a complex of models and ground-space data (Authors: Zelentsov V.A., Potriasaev S.A., Pimanov I.Yu., Ponomarenko M.R.).

Photos are taken from the conference official website.

Conference «Prospects for the development of construction engineering surveys in the Russian Federation»


On December 10-14, 2018, the 14th All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference and Exhibition «Prospects for the development of construction engineering surveys in the Russian Federation» took place in Moscow.

This is the largest event in the field of engineering survey held annually by Geomarketing LLC with the support of Institute of Geotechnics and Engineering Surveying in Construction, Association for Engineering Survey in Construction and the Union of Surveyors.

The general information partners of the conference are the following scientific journals: «Engineering Surveys», «Engineering Geology», «GeoRisk», «Geotechnics».

The participants of the conference are leading Russian and foreign experts, representatives of public authorities, public organizations, heads of major design and survey organizations.

On section «Engineering-hydrometeorological surveys» LITSAM junior researcher Ilya Pimanov presented the following report:

Experience in creating and testing a regional system for monitoring and analysis of the hydrological situation on the example of the Northern Dvina river section (Authors: Zelentsov V.A., Pimanov I.Yu., Potriasaev S.A., Semenov A.E., Alabyan A.M., Krylenko I.N.).

Digital technologies for agriculture


On December 5-6, 2018, the International scientific and technical conference «Digital technologies and robotic technical means for agriculture» was held at the Federal Scientific Agroengineering center VIM (FSC VIM), Moscow.

The conference discussed the most effective ways to implement promising Russian and foreign scientific developments in the field of digitalization, automation and robotization of agriculture, renewable energy, information and nanotechnologies.

One of the regional sections of the conference – «Digital technologies to ensure environmental safety of agricultural production» – was held in St. Petersburg at the Institute for engineering and environmental problems in agricultural production – the branch of FSC VIM.

On this section the representatives of LITSAM Zelentsov Viacheslav and Alexander Semenov made the following reports:

The report of Alexander Semenov on software and tools for multitemporal analysis of spatial data aroused great interest.

During the conference, an agreement on cooperation with the Institute for engineering and environmental problems in agricultural production in solving the problems of ensuring environmental safety of the region was reached.

LITSAM at Innovation Forum 2018


On November 30, 2018, a practical seminar «Copernicus Satellite Data: New Opportunities for Innovation» was held in the framework of XI St. Petersburg International Innovation Forum.

The seminar was organized by Russian-European Innovation Partnership, Committee on IT and Communications of St. Petersburg and St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of RAS within the BalticSatApps project.

Firstly, the head of the Department of infrastructure technologies and integration systems development (Committee on IT and Communications) Andrey Kashin made a welcoming speech. Then the executive director of Russian-European Innovation Partnership Maria Kuzko presented the main goals and objectives of BalticSatApps project.

The staff of LITSAM took an active part in the seminar. Viacheslav Zelentsov moderated the meeting and pointed out the current need of tools for easier access to earth remote sensing data and related products, as well as for the development of thematic services in different subject areas and their commercialization.

Maria Ponomarenko reported about the Copernicus satellite data and thematic services, their application and features of Copernicus data access for Russian users.

Ilya Pimanov presented the interface for communication between the Copernicus program and end users. This interface allows the user to formulate requests for solving applications using satellite data provided by the Copernicus program and Roskosmos geoportal.

The seminar ended with an active discussion: the participants asked the speakers about the access to space images, their application in different areas of interest and the possibilities of the developed interface.

BalticSatApps in Estonia


On November 14-15, 2018, the work meeting on BalticSatApps project was held in Tartu (Estonia).

From the Russian side, the event was attended by representatives of St. Petersburg information and analytical center headed by first Deputy Director Yury Zakharov, Executive Director of Russian-European Innovation Partnership Kuzko Maria and Ponomarenko Maria.

During the two-day meeting, the project participants discussed topical issues of applying Copernicus satellite data and thematic services.

Maria Ponomarenko presented the concept of interface for communication between the Copernicus program and end users that is being developed by Russian partners in the framework of the project and spoke about the possibilities of joint use of data from Sentinels and Russian satellites.


PROSTOR system was presented at the conference of EMERCOM


On October 30-31, 2018, the Emergencies Ministry of Russia held the 17th All-Russian scientific practical conference «The Problems of Forecasting Emergencies». The event was organized by All-Russian center for monitoring and forecasting of emergencies of Emergency Control Ministry of Russia (Center «Antistikhiya»).

Within 2 days, the conference participants discussed the current state of scientific and practical developments on the problems of monitoring and forecasting of natural and man-made emergency situations.

The LITSAM researchers Zelentsov Viacheslav and Potriasaev Semyon presented the report «Scalable regional system of river floods operational monitoring and forecasting: results of development and testing» and the developed system PROSTOR at the exhibition held during the conference.

The report on the system and its demonstration aroused great interest among the participants and contributed to the development of creative links with practitioners interested in the use of such systems in their daily activities.

Workshop «Satellite data application for the monitoring of territories»


On October 24, 2018, in the framework of XVII Annual strategic planning leaders forum of the regions and cities of Russia, a workshop «Satellite data application for the monitoring of territories» was held in St. Petersburg.

The workshop was organized by BalticSatApps project partners: Committee on IT and Communications, Russian-European Innovation Partnership, St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of RAS and Finnish Meteorological Institute. The event took place at St. Petersburg Democenter.

At the seminar the staff of LITSAM Viacheslav Zelentsov and Ilya Pimanov presented a report on the following topic: «Copernicus data: key features of access and processing for Russian users».

The report reviewed Copernicus data available for the territory of Russia – satellite images and thematic products created on their basis.

Particular attention was paid to the experience of using satellite data (including Sentinel images) to monitor the emergencies, land cover, agriculture and other objects within the LITSAM projects.

The practical part of the seminar included the downloading of Sentinel-2 data for the territory of the Leningrad region and demonstration of the possibilities for their processing by the means of open-source software.

InMotion in Novosibirsk


On October 08-10, 2018, the work meeting on ERASMUS+ InMotion project was held at Novosibirsk State Technical University.

The representatives of all project partners took part in the event. The participants discussed the main results of the 4th working period and prepared the work plan for the next period.

During the discussion the head of LITSAM Boris Sokolov presented the structure and examples of electronic portfolio of SPIIRAS PhD students.

EMSS2018 in Budapest


On September 17-19, 2018, the 30th European Modeling & Simulation Symposium (EMSS2018) took place in Budapest (Hungary).

The symposium is traditionally one of the most important Modeling and Simulation event in Europe.

The topics of the symposium include applications and theoretical approaches of modeling and simulation in various research areas such as Industrial Engineering, Medicine, Business, Economy etc.

On section «Modeling & Simulation for Energy and Sustainable Development» Victor Mochalov presented the following report:

Hyperspectral data processing and adaptive modelling for the Natural Objects properties detection (Authors: Olga V. Grigoreva, Viktor F. Mochalov, Vjasheslav A. Zelentsov).