Symposium on Digital Earth in Florence


On September 24-27, 2019, the 11th International Symposium on Digital Earth was held in Florence (Italy).

The event was organized by Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research (National Research Council of Italy), EC Joint Research Centre, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (RADI CAS), European Space Agency.

One of the most interesting areas of modern developments, which was actively discussed at the conference, was the creation of integrating digital platforms that provide easy access for users to Earth remote sensing data, algorithms for their processing, and other information resources necessary for solving research and practical problems

LITSAM developments are within this research area, current results were presented in the report:

«Intellectual information platform bringing together diverse data and models for the interdisciplinary projects implementation and environmental management» (Authors: Viacheslav Zelentsov, Semyon Potriasaev, Ilya Pimanov).

Conference in Nizhny Novgorod


On September 08-14, 2019, All-Russian scientific conference with international participation «Scientific issues of Russian rivers recovery and their solutions» took place in Nizhny Novgorod.

The conference was organized by Scientific Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences «Land water resources», Water Problems Institute of the RAS, Institute of Applied Physics of the RAS with the support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Russian Academy of Sciences, Federal Agency for Water Resources and Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Nizhny Novgorod Region.

The event was held at Institute of Applied Physics of the RAS.

One of the key topics of the conference was the development of methods for risk assessment and forecasting of natural and man-made disasters on Russian rivers.

At the section «Hydrological and hydrophysical processes, extreme hydrological phenomena» LITSAM junior researcher Ilya Pimanov presented a report on the topic:

Experience in development and testing of information technologies for the automation of river floods integrated modeling (Authors: Viacheslav Zelentsov, Semyon Potriasaev, Ilya Pimanov, Maria Ponomarenko).

Conference Gi4DM-2019 in Prague


On September 03-06, 2019, international scientific conference «Geo-Information for Disaster Management 2019» (Gi4DM-2019) was held in Prague (Czech Republic).

The conference was organized by International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) and took place at National Library of Technology.

The main topic of the conference was application of geoinformation technologies and remote sensing data for natural and man-made disaster monitoring and management including flood analysis,  forest fire control, landslide, earthquake and geo-hazards monitoring and data processing.

At the section «Remote Sensing and GIS as Tools of Natural and Man-Made Disaster Management & New Approaches in Disaster Management Like Societal Science» LITSAM junior researcher Ilya Pimanov presented a report on the topic:

V. A. Zelentsov, S. A. Potryasaev, I. Y. Pimanov, and M. R. Ponomarenko. Integrated use of GIS, remote sensing data and a set of models for operational flood forecasting // Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-3/W8, 477–483. https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-3-W8-477-2019, 2019.

Young Scientists Conference in Crete


On June 24-28, 2019, 8th International Young Scientists Conference in Computational Science was held at the University of Crete (Heraklion, Greece). One of the organizers of the event was Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO University).

At the conference, LITSAM junior researcher Alexander Semenov presented a report:
Semenov A., Zelentsov V., Pimanov I. Application Suggesting Attractive Walking Routes for Pedestrians Using an Example of Saint-Petersburg City // Procedia Computer Science. Volume 156, 2019, pp 319-326. DOI: 10.1016/j.procs.2019.08.208

The research is partially supported by the state research 0073-2019-0004 and KS1309 “InnoForestView”.

Project successfully completed


On June 17, 2019, LITSAM researchers Semyon Potriasaev and Ilya Pimanov successfully presented the results of developing the Spatial Data Foundation of the Leningrad Region (SDF LO) – advanced modules «Mobile web application for georeferencing terrain objects» and «Subsystem for cataloging and ordering remote sensing data» – to the commission from Committee on Digital Development of the Leningrad region.

Negotiations on further development of the project results with the committees of the Leningrad region are currently underway.