Since Ukraine has a history of flood and mudslide problems, one of ULRMC's main
directions is to support local, regional and national government authorities in
understanding areas of higher environmental risk. While predicting floods and mudslides
is extremely difficult, ULRMC uses sophisticated computer hardware and software
to capture and to integrate a wide range of spatial data derived from satellite and
aircraft images, existing maps, ground surveys, weather stations, and human observations
to forecast consequences of such events.