by Yevgeny LUPYAN, Dr. Sc. (Technol.), deputy director, RAS Institute of Space Research; Olga LAVROVA, laboratory head in charge of aerospace radiolocation, RAS Institute of Space Research, Moscow, Russia
Remote sounding of the earth from outer space is a dynamic, go-ahead area of research that has made it possible to obtain a wealth of interesting data on the structure of our planet and its further evolution. There have been created new means, systems of observation and technologies of monitoring. Also, it enables us to evaluate and foretell ongoing natural and anthropogenic processes related to global changes of the climate. And many other things.
Chairman of the Program Committee of the 8th All-Russia Conference "Contemporary Problems of Remote Sounding of the Earth from Outer Space ", RAS Vice-President, Academician Nikolai Laverov (right) and Acad. Alexander Isayev, director of the Center for Problems of Ecology and Forest Productivity, RAS.
Russia's woodlands as seen from outer space between August 16 and August 22, 2010. Regions where the NDVI index was 10 percent below the mean annual standard (pink), and 30 percent (red).
These problems were in the spotlight of the Eighth All-Russia Conference held by the RAS Institute of Space Research in November 2010 with the support of the Russian Fund of Basic Research and the Federal Aeronautic and Space Agency. The steering committee of this conference was headed by Acad. Nikolai Laverov.
It was an open forum. Taking part were also scientists from leading research centers of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and such countries as Bulgaria, Germany, Great Britain, Mongolia, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the United States. All told, it brought together as many as 600 men and women from more than 100 organizations at home and abroad. The delegates represented virtually all major centers of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhni Novgorod, Irkutsk, Vladivosto ... Читать далее