The Center for Remote Sensing, the first innovative structure established at the Institute of Information and Space Technologies, is designed to ensure:
- real-time reception of remote sensing data necessary in monitoring natural resources, industries, environmental challenges and emergencies;
- enhanced ERS-related partnership with industrial businesses to jointly apply the university’s research work outcomes to various production processes.
The Center is based on domestic satellite image reception and processing technology UniScan-36 (by SCANEX engineering center). It is now possible to obtain actual data on the status and condition of the Arctic ice, forest stands or of any other point of Earth.
What distinguishes the Center from similar ones is its functional potential to obtain and process data from several satellites at a time. Last year, the Center was installed with an antenna to receive data from SPOT-4/5, EROS-B, RADARSAT-1/2, Terra/Aqua satellites and ensure the total coverage distance of 3500 km.
Satellite monitoring often appears the only source of actual and reliable information on such vast and difficult to access areas as the Russian North.
In addition to tracking ice conditions in the offshore area, ensuring information support and improving route navigation, satellite observations allow to monitor forestry activities, fishing, subsurface resources management.