From 07.11.2018 till 09.11.2018 a visiting meeting between leaders of regional centers of the Earth remote sensing took place at EDB Fakel at the Baltic command and tracking station and Western regional center facilities of the Earth remote sensing.

 

Valeriy Zaichko, Deputy Director of navigation space systems department (GLONASS) was present at the meeting as a representative of the State Corporation Roscosmos.

Viktor Selin, Projects director of the Earth remote sensing systems engineering and Deputy General Designer, was present at the meeting as a representative of JSC Russian space systems.

The Ministry for emergency situations of Russia was presented by Vasiliy Kartashev, Head of space monitoring department.

We also welcomed representatives of the Research center for the Earth operative monitoring JSC Russian space systems, JSC Scientific research institute for precision instruments and the regional centers of the Earth remote sensing of the State Corporation Roscosmos.

The first topic for discussion was a speech by the delegates on the work results of regional centers. A good work done by the Baltic command and tracking station and EDB Fakel was emphasized.

A dedicated time at the meeting was slated for questions and proposals on the development perspectives of the unified wide-area information system of the Earth remote sensing in general and its regional centers in particular.

A trip to the Neman facility was organized for the meeting delegates with a visit to the information reception station of the Western regional center of Earth remote sensing.

Remote sensing represents ways to receive information about an object at some distance without a direct contact with the object. Nowadays, the Earth remote sensing is a source of relevant and current space information and is widely used for various mission tasks: estimation of natural resources and environment, environment study and research, land use, study of plant communities, estimation of agricultural crops harvest, estimation of natural disasters effect, etc. The Earth remote sensing takes on a special importance for the development of Artic and Subarctic regions of Russia, because due to a difficult access, a wide industrial exploration and vulnerability of the Northern regions ecological system the Earth remote sensing from space becomes one of the most efficient instruments to solve the arising tasks.

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