News Archive for 2003

November 
15, 2003
More details… November 10-14, 2003, ULRMC Representative and Project Manager of "Biodiversity Indicators for National Use (BINU)" project participated in the 9-th session of Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) of the Convention on Biodiversity which tool place in Montreal, Canada. The representatives of the national teams of the BINU Project (Kenya, Philippines, Ecuador, and Ukraine), as well as the Project's donors and consultants - UNEP-WCMC and RIVM - reported on current results and experience gained during project implementation. Representatives of the Convention Secretariat, governmental and non-governmental organizations, including Global Environmental Fund (GEF), Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources of Ukraine (MENRU) and ULRMC participated in these secessions More details…

November 
7, 2003
More details… As a result of an open competition for Altarum/Nansen University Fellowship Program (UFP) in Ukraine, announced by ULRMC on October 1, 2003, ULRMC representatives selected 5 students out of 10 applicants who would take part in the program in 2003-2004 academic year. UFP aims to provide financial, infrastructure and intellectual support to Ukrainian students pursuing advanced degrees in the application of satellite remote sensing (R/S), geographic information systems (GIS), digital mapping, and other advanced information technologies to environmental and natural resources management issues in Ukraine More details…

November 
4, 2003
More details… ULRMC participated in the International Water Forum AQUA Ukraine-2003 held at International Exhibition Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine. The objective of the forum was to promote the advanced technologies use in water industry, experience exchange and civilized water market development in Ukraine. Different industrialists, manufacturers, researchers, as well as population of Ukraine took part in the forum More details…

October 
27, 2003
More details… Dr. James Schepers, visiting scientist from the United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service in Lincoln, Nebraska presented a seminar entitled "Using Remote Sensing and Related Tools for Agricultural Management." The presentation was focused on research being conducted by his colleagues in the U.S. dealing with the use of remote sensing and GIS tools to manage nitrogen so as to minimize the amount of contamination that it causes to surface and groundwater resources More details…

October 
23, 2003
More details… ULRMC held a Scientific and Technical Advisory Council (STAC) Meeting. Among the participants and members of STAC were the representatives of Altarum Institute, Environmental and Resources Research Institute of Ukraine (ERRIU), US Agency for International Development (USAID), US Geological Survey (USGS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Institute of Space Research of Ukraine, Center of Aerospace Research of the Earth, State Service of Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre, as well as ULRMC management More details…

October 
1, 2003
More details… ULRMC announces the opportunity for the Altarum/Nansen University Fellowship Program (UFP) in Ukraine. UFP aims to provide financial, infrastructure and intellectual support to Ukrainian students pursuing advanced degrees in the application of satellite remote sensing (R/S), geographic information systems (GIS), digital mapping, and other advanced information technologies to environmental and natural resources management issues in Ukraine More details…

September 
28, 2003
More details… ULRMC representatives assisted in the training of instructors for the Local Environmental Action Plan program (LEAP). The training focused on spatial analysis of environment conditions and visualization of the results for potential users from selected communities. The materials, based on a pilot GIS for Yevpatoriya (Crimea), identified the most dangerous objects for health that could be mitigated with community efforts More details…

September 
21, 2003
More details… September 11-20, 2003 - ULRMC speciliasts together with the specialists from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted a training on software, models and database use for the Specialists of Dnipro Basin Water Resources Department of the State Water Management Committee of Ukraine, departments of the Ministry of the Environmental Protection of Ukraine and SWMC. The training was conducted in connection with ULRMC's project on "Water Quality Program Assessment and Abatement Dnipro Estuary Project - Phase 2," an international technical assistance project of EPA, registered with the Ministry of Economy and European Integration Issues of Ukraine More details…

September 
10, 2003
More details… September 6-9, 2003 - In Yalta, Crimea, ULRMC hosted and participated in a Science Plan Review meeting for the Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership Initiative (NEESPI) project, initiated by NASA. The meeting brought together nearly 40 scientists from 10 countries. The NEESPI Science Plan was reviewed by a panel of experts drawn from academic, governmental, and non-governmental agencies. Several disciplines were represented including hydrology, biogeochemistry, land cover change, climate modeling, and remote sensing More details…

August 
30, 2003
More details… August 26 - 29, 2003 ULRMC specialists, together with experts from laboratories of the State Environmental Inspectorate, State Departments of the Environment and Natural Resources of Ukraine in Kherson and Mykolayiv Oblasts, conducted an expedition in the Dnipro Estuary to study its water quality. A representative from the U. S. Embassy in Kyiv was also present to observe the work. The expedition was the third conducted in connection with ULRMC's project on "Water Quality Program Assessment and Abatement Dnipro Estuary Project - Phase 2," an international technical assistance project of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), registered with the Ministry of Economy and European Integration Issues of Ukraine More details…

July 
10, 2003
More details… ULRMC hosted a seminar on "Use of High Resolution Satellite Imagery in the National Economy, Particularly in Land Reform Realization." The seminar was conducted by specialists from Space Imaging Eurasia, located in Turkey. Space Imaging Eurasia provides high-resolution satellite images of the Eurasia region covering Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, Caucasus and Central Asia More details…

June 
30, 2003
More details… An international team of biodiversity experts converged at UNEP's World Conservation Monitoring Centre in Cambridge, UK for a workshop on Biodiversity Indicators for National Use (BINU). Ukraine was represented by Dr. Vasyl Prydatko and David Schaub of ULRMC and by Academician Oleksiy Sozinov of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Other participants came from Ecuador, the Philippines, Kenya, the Netherlands, France, Canada and USA More details…

June 
19, 2003
More details… The ceremony of Ukraine's first satellite streamgage opening in Svalyava, Zakarpattia Oblast, took place. The ceremony was attended by the U.S. Ambassador in Ukraine, Carlos Pascual, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Altarum Institute (URLMC co-founder) and ULRMC representatives. Senior representatives of the Zakarpattia Oblast, Svalyava City and Svalyava Rayon administrations also participated in the ceremony hosted by Svalyava Mayor I.I. Revtiy and attended by local citizens and students More details…

June 
18, 2003
More details… ULRMC hosted seminars on "2002-2003 Academic Year Altarum/Nansen University Fellowship Program (UFP)" which featured presentations by UFP Student Fellows. The students, who have worked on their Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. degrees, presented project results that were achieved with support of ULRMC specialists in areas of remote sensing applications, GIS and other information technologies More details…

May 
25, 2003
More details… ULRMC representatives participated in the Sixth International Conference "Geoinformation Technologies in Territorial Development Management" that took place in Yalta, Crimea. The conference was an opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences about geoinformation systems and information technology, to discuss implementation of internationally recognized approaches and standards, and to integrate efforts in areas of prospective GIS projects More details…

May 
21, 2003
More details… ULRMC participated in the exhibition, as part of the 5-th Pan-European Conference of Environment Ministers "Environment for Europe", held at International Exhibition Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine. Delegations from 53 countries of Europe, America, Caucasus and Central Asia, representatives of numerous international and non-government organizations took part in the Conference More details…

April 
30, 2003
More details… ULRMC technical experts, Dr. Mykola Zalogin and David Schaub, recently attended a workshop held in Suzdal, Russia as part of the Northern Eurasia Environmental Partnership Initiative (NEESPI). The workshop brought together nearly 100 scientists and administrators from 10 countries to develop a science plan for a new international project led by NASA and the Russian Academy of Sciences More details…

April 
17, 2003
More details… ULRMC hosted a presentation by Dr. Don Deering, a Senior Remote Sensing Researcher with (NASA), entitled "A New Window on the World: The Progress of NASA's Earth Observing System." The presentation gave an overview of NASA's remote sensing capabilities, as well as demonstrated the main objectives of the (Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership Initiative (NEESPI) More details…

April 
17, 2003
More details… ULRMC will be hosting a presentation by Dr. Don Deering, a Senior Remote Sensing Researcher with NASA, entitled "A New Window on the World: The Progress of NASA's Earth Observing System." The presentation will give an overview of NASA's remote sensing capabilities More details…

March 
28, 2003
More details… Viktor Khoriev, Chairman of the State Water Management Committee and Christopher D. Crowley, Mission Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Ukraine on cooperation for flood management in Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine More details…

March 
1, 2003
More details… ULRMC signed a Service Agreement with the United Nations Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), Cambridge, United Kingdom, on implementing the Biodiversity Indicators for National Use project (UNEP GEF: GF/2712-02-4446) in Ukraine More details…

January 
31, 2003
More details… An expert group from leading Ukrainian and international agencies, including potential stakeholders, began the process of developing agrobiodiversity indicators at the ULRMC-hosted workshop "Biodiversity Indicators for National Use" More details…

January 
27-29, 2003
More details… In initiation of the UNEP/GEF Biodiversity Indicators for National Use Project, ULRMC will be hosting a three-day workshop that will bring together an expert team to discuss the project work plan and its objectives relevant to Ukraine, as well as tools for developing agro-biodiversity indicators and assessing national agro-ecosystems More details…

January 
15, 2003
More details… ULRMC Launches the Next Phase of the Project "Fire Monitoring in Crimea, Carpathians and Polissya" This project aims to continue the early identification and fire monitoring of potential fire elements in Crimea, Carpathians and Polissya More details…

January 
10, 2003
More details… ULRMC Initiates the Project "Research of Environmental Status of Kyiv" Experts are sought for a project that aims to conduct the research on the current state of land resources adjacent to water areas within the limits of Kyiv; to identify the areas that pose exogenous threats in Kyiv More details…


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