13TH INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH SCHOOL
Hydrotechnical facilities of Kaluga region: view from space

Geography, Ecology, Observation from space
Do you want to discover the world of satellite imagery, cartography and try your hand at solving practical problems? Join the express research project "Hydrotechnical Facilities of Kaluga Region: View from Space"! This project is for those who are interested in geography, ecology and Earth observation from space.

According to the Russian register of hydrotechnical facilities (GTF) there are 328 GTF with different safety levels in Kaluga region. We can monitor and analyze such facilities using satellite imagery together with other sources of information.
We will need the QGIS program for working with geospatial information
In the course of the study, we will choose an area of interest within the boundaries of the Kaluga region. We will create an interactive map on the basis of satellite images, and analyze the state of the system of hydrotechnical facilities of the selected area, taking into account various climatic conditions. Also we will try to develop recommendations that will help the administration of the Kaluga region in making managerial decisions regarding this sphere.
Google Earth Pro -– one of the sources of archival images of the Earth from space
In the process, young researchers will become familiar with Earth remote sensing (ERS) and geoportal technologies, learn about the possibilities of using Earth images from space to solve a variety of problems, about the history, development and current state of the industry, and will be able to master a number of promising professional
competencies.
Satellite images of a hydotechnical construction on the Luzhenka River in the Kaluga Region, taken with a difference of 3 years
We invite you to take part in an exciting research project, whose results will bring real practical benefits!
Tutors

Maria Dorofeeva

Moscow, Russia
Maria has devoted 10 years to activities in the field of Earth observation from space. The most important inspiration in her work is the unusually wide possibilities that satellite imagery data give us for solving various tasks. Space images are a unique tool that makes the world transparent and provides the most valuable information for all kinds of research. And it is also breathtakingly beautiful images, allowing you to look at objects, processes and phenomena on our planet from different points of view. The field of Earth observation is rapidly developing. New satellites are launched annually, satellite data become more accessible. In her opinion, the ability to work with such data and to receive actual information using them is the competence of the future, which can be mastered today. Therefore, her professional interests include the popularization of Earth observation technologies among schoolchildren and students. In her free time she studies psychology, does arts and crafts and painting, enjoys skiing and cycling, and brings up a curly cat with the cosmic name Cassiopeia.

Juran Kralj

Zagreb, Croatia
Juran is a passionate researcher in fields of cancer research and therapy. During his molecular biology and medicinal chemistry studies he developed into young passionate problem-solver and science enthusiast. He often works with children and youth, holds workshops and organize events. His latest job led to a new challenge - to better understand statistics and develop skills in fields of bioinformatics and data science. In his opinion, software data analysis is a blind-folded race, if you do not understand how data is being analyzed. Therefore, he attended many different courses in mentioned fields. In his free time, he preferably does sports and outdoor activities, but also enjoys nature, movies, pets and music.
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