The NASA Space App Challenge global hackathon took place

On October 7-8, the NASA Space App Challenge hackathon took place, where the masters of our department and the team of the Applied Mathematics Club took part.

Their team «Fireflies Squad» chose the challenge «Managing Fire: Increasing Community-based Fire Management Opportunity» and used machine learning and NASA satellite data to model the speed of fire spread and quickly inform and prevent large losses.… Continue reading

Start of the project «Innovative solutions for the restoration of the Mediterranean ecosystem through monitoring and decontamination from chemical pollution»

On June 1, a new project «Innovative solutions for the restoration of the Mediterranean ecosystem through monitoring and decontamination from chemical pollution» was launched, the participants of which are the team of our department.

Due to various external factors, the Mediterranean basin is very vulnerable to chemical accumulation and pollution.… Continue reading

Results of the German-Ukrainian DAAD project “DigiJED-​2: Digital Education with Joined Efforts” 2022 and development in 2023

The main goal of the DijiJED educational project is to support the educational process at Ukrainian universities under martial law. The project envisages the creation of a concept of collaborative digital learning in the field of information and communication technologies.

The educational project involves students of the 3-4th year of bachelor’s and 1st year of master’s degree, as well as Ukrainian teachers, some of whom already work at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences or teach from Ukraine, as well as teachers from Germany and North Macedonia.… Continue reading

The “Fundamentals of Space Activities” educational course

On 15. 09. 2022 an open online presentation of the educational course “Fundamentals of Space Activities” initiated by the COSMOS Association took place. The course is aimed at a wide range of specialists (researchers, engineers, managers, postgraduates, students) who are interested in obtaining basic knowledge of current problems of space activities, priorities of international programmes for research and use of outer space.… Continue reading

Project “Satellites for Wilderness Inspection and Forest Threat Tracking” – SWIFTT

Title : “Satellites for Wilderness Inspection and Forest Threat Tracking”
Instrument (Call): HORIZON-EUSPA-2021-SPACE-02-51, “EGNSS and Copernicus applications fostering the European Green deal”
9 participants, Organizations from France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Latvia
Duration: 3 years (2023 – 2025)


Abstract: Forests are essential to life on Earth.… Continue reading

Geospatial models and information technologies of satellite monitoring of smart city problems

Project within NRFU Competition “Leading and Young Scientists Research Support”

The project duration: 2020 – 2022

Supervisor: prof. Andrii Shelestov

Project abstract

Digital technologies for the ecological state monitoring and city development have become important for society and various stakeholders. Thanks to the emergence of new sources of open data, there are opportunities to develop and implement services that are already used in the European Union (EU) and European cities.… Continue reading

Intelligent models and methods for determining land degradation indicators based on satellite data

Project within the NRFU competition “Science for the safety of human and society”

Project duration: 2020-2021

Supervisor: prof. Andrii Shelestov

Project abstract

The problem of land degradation is relevant today. Many signs of land degradation, such as declining crop yields, deforestation identification or uncultivated land cultivation, can be tracked using satellite data, in particular vegetation indices.… Continue reading


Project name: Methodology for SDGs indicators assessment

Acquirer: Group on Earth Observation

Project leader from Ukraine: PhD, prof. Nataliia Kussul

Period of execution: 2019 – 2022

Link to the program description:

About project

As part of the Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative (ASDI), the program allows remote sensing of the Earth and the creation of applications to support sustainable development, including the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.… Continue reading

H2020 ERA-PLANET GEOEssential

Acquirer: European Commission

Project leader from Ukraine: Prof. Nataliia Kussul

Project Coordinator: Anthony Lehmann, Université de Genève, Switzerland

Duration: 01.09.2017 – 31.08.2020

Project Overview

GEOEssential (Essential Variables workflows for resource efficiency and environmental management)  is addressing the need for trusted sources of data and information to monitor the progresses made on environmental conditions towards policy targets.… Continue reading