BalticSatApps project and Copernicus Programme presented in various events in St. Petersburg

Workshop on applying satellite data for territorial monitoring

On 24 October, the workshop Applying satellite data for territorial monitoring took place at the St. Petersburg Democentre. The event was held in the framework of the Third Day of the XVII All-Russian Forum Strategic Planning in Regions and Cities of Russia.

The speakers and participants of the workshop were from the Russian and Finnish public, private, and educational sectors interested in using satellite data.

During the event, speakers provided general information about the Copernicus programme and the BalticSatApps project, and reviewed the European experience of using services for environmental monitoring. In addition, participants were provided with specific examples in applying the Earth observation data, as well as the opportunities for the experience exchange.

The workshop was organised by the Committee on IT and Communications of St. Petersburg, the Non-commercial Partnership “European-Russian InnoPartnership” St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS), and the Finnish Meteorological Institute.

 

InnoPartnership presented BalticSatApps at Global and Regional Partners of St. Petersburg Exhibition

From 28 to 30 November, the exposition and business promotion stand Global and Regional Partners of St. Petersburg was traditionally featured within the XI St. Petersburg International Innovation Forum. The annual collective exposition contributes to the development of international innovation and foreign economic cooperation projects, the expansion of business contacts, and bringing of new partnerships.

The organisers of the stand were the Committee for External Relations of St. Petersburg and the St. Petersburg Foundation for SME Development.

 

Copernicus programme satellite data and Russian Interface discussed at PIIF 2018

On November 30, the training workshop Copernicus programme satellite data: new opportunities for innovations, took place within the XI St. Petersburg International Innovation Forum (PIIF). The aim of the workshop was to demonstrate the capabilities of the Russian information interface for Copernicus-based data. The interface will be developed as part of the BalticSatApps project.

Andrei Kashin, the Head of Infrastructure Technology and Integration Systems Development Department of Committee on IT and Communications of St. Petersburg, highlighted the high potential of using satellite data in the work of the government, businesses, non-profit organisations and research centres.

The developed interface was introduced as a convenient communication point between the Copernicus programme and the Russian end users by the SPIIRAS representatives. Viacheslav Zelentsov, professor, Doctor of Science (Tech), PhD, Leading Researcher, emphasised that monitoring of climate change, the atmosphere, the marine environment, and emergency situations is necessary to solve many practical problems.

Maria Ponomarenko, SPIIRAS Researcher, demonstrated how to work with the Copernicus programme. Ilya Pimanov, SPIIRAS Research associate, presented the interface that enables the end users to navigate quickly with the images provided by the programme. The participants had also the opportunity to test the interface at the end of the workshop.

Participants acknowledged the enormous potential of using satellite data in solving a wide range of tasks in the field of land use, ecology, forest management, and emergency monitoring. They also expressed interest in the Copernicus program’s capabilities in accessing global, continuous, autonomous, high quality and large-scale Earth observation data.

Maria Kuzko, executive director of Non-commercial Partnership European-Russian InnoPartnership, told the seminar participants about the goals, objectives and partners of the BalticSatApps project.

The workshop was organised by the Non-commercial Partnership «European-Russian InnoPartnership» with the support of the Committee on IT and Communications of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS).

Non-commercial Partnership «European-Russian InnoPartnership»

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