Acquirer: European Commission

Project leader from Ukraine: Prof. Nataliia Kussul, Prof. Andrii Shelestov

Project Coordinator: Evangelos Gerasopoulos, IERSD/National Observatory of Athens, Greece

Project Overview

SMart URBan Solutions for air quality, disasters and city growth (SMURBS) ultimate goal is to promote the “smart-city” approach, serving the need for a common approach to enhance environmental and societal resilience to specific urban pressures, through the integration of EO.

In view of this goal, its objectives are divided into 3 categories:

  • Overarching, which target to the alignment with and exploitation of existing programmes, strategies, data, networks, services and goals,
  • Vertical, which define the targeted urban pressures (air pollution, disasters, urban growth) and their reciprocal relations with health, migration and other inequalities
  • Horizontal, to assure interoperability of the produced data and services within ERA-PLANET and other infrastructures.

The overall ambition of SMURBS is to improve the quality of life of citizens and enhance cities’ resilience with respect to air pollution and both natural and manmade disasters, through a chain of “smart urban solutions”, that take into account existing rates of urban growth, long standing impacts like on health and newly rising pressures like migration.

Existing smart-cities or networks of them, do not fully exploit the capacities provided by EO, to deliver holistic approaches to modern environmental pressures. SMURBS main aspiration is to bring together a vast array of partners of a high degree of expertise in EO, pooling national resources, facilities and coordinating national/regional research programmes, cultivating exchange of know-how and enforcing interdisciplinary action to overcome the currently fragmented status of EO under the common banner of the smart-city concept. Kiev is selected as one of the pilot cities for the implementation of the best European practices of remote monitoring of urban ecology.

Project publications

  • Essential variables for air quality estimation
    Andrii Shelestov, Andrii Kolotii, Tatiana Borisova, Olena Turos, Gennadi Milinevsky, Igor Gomilko, Tatyana Bulanay, Oleg Fedorov, Leonid Shumilo, Liudmyla Pidgorodetska, Liudmyla Kolos, Arsenii Borysov, Natalia Pozdnyakova, Alexander Chunikhin, Maryna Dudarenko, Alexander Chunikhin, Maryna Dudarenko, Arina Petrosian, Vassyl Danylevsky, Arina Petrosian, Vassyl Danylevsky, Natallia Miatselskaya, Vasyl Choliy International Journal of Digital Earth –  2019 – DOI:  10.1080/17538947.2019.1620881
  • Air Quality Monitoring in Urban Areas Using in-Situ and Satellite Data Within Era-Planet Project
    Andrii Shelestov, Andrii Kolotii, Mykola Lavreniuk, Kyrylo Medyanovskyi, Vladimir Vasiliev, Tatyana Bulanaya, Igor Gomilko
    IGARSS, Valencia, Spain. – 2018. – P. 1668-1671.– DOI:10.1109/IGARSS.2018.8518368
  • Object-based postprocessing method for crop classification maps
    M. Lavreniuk, N. Kussul, A. Shelestov, O. Dubovyk, F. Low
    IGARSS, Valencia, Spain. – 2018. – P. 7062-7065.– DOI:10.1109/IGARSS.2018.8519199
  • Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality Monitoring on the Base of Intelligent Sensors for Smart City
    Andrii Shelestov, Leonid Sumilo, Mykola Lavreniuk, Vladimir Vasiliev, Tatyana Bulanaya, Igor Gomilko, Andrii Kolotii, Kyrylo Medianovskyi, Sergii Skakun
    XVIII International Conference on Data Science and Intelligent Analysis of Information ICDSIAI 2018: Recent Developments in Data Science and Intelligent Analysis of Information – 2018. – P. 134-145. – DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-97885-7_14 
  • Use of land cover maps as indicators for achieving sustainable development goals
    L. Shumilo, A. Kolotii, M. Lavreniuk, B. Yailymov
    IGARSS, Valencia, Spain. – 2018. – P. 830-833.– DOI:10.1109/IGARSS.2018.8519141