Space Fire Department
Earth Observation from Space
Would you like to discover the world of Earth observation from space and operational satellite monitoring? If so, join the 'Space Fire Station' express project! This is a project for those who are interested in geography, ecology and remote sensing of Earth.

In the fire season of 2021, 1.7 thousand forest fires were registered in Yakutia on the area of about 8 million hectares. The amount of damage caused exceeded 3.7 billion rubles. While, according to the official data, dry thunderstorms were the main cause of fires in more than 1.4 thousand cases, other reasons included careless handling of fire and unsatisfactory maintenance of power lines.
In the course of the study, we will select an area of interest within the boundaries of Yakutia, create integrated fire maps on the basis of archival geospatial data and analyse them to answer the question: what has the dynamics of fire activity been in the area of interest for the last few years?
While working on the project, young researchers will get acquainted with the technologies of Earth observation, learn about the possibilities of using satellite imagery 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.

We invite you to take part in an exciting research project, whose results will bring real practical benefits!

Maria Dorofeeva

Moscow, Russia
Maria has been working in the field of the Earth observation from space for more than 10 years. The most important inspiration in her work is the unusually wide possibilities that satellite imagery gives us for solving a variety of problems. Space images are a unique tool that makes the world transparent and provides valuable information for all kinds of research. They are also breathtakingly beautiful images that allow to look at objects, processes and phenomena on our planet from different points of view.

The field of the Earth observation from space is developing rapidly. New satellites are launched every year, and data becomes more accessible. In my opinion, the ability to work with such data and, thanks to it, receive up-to-date information in a timely manner are the competencies of the future, which can be mastered today. Therefore, Maria's professional interests include the popularization of satellite imagery technologies among schoolchildren and students.

In her free time, she studies psychology, does arts and crafts, goes skiing and cycling, and raises a curly-haired cat with the cosmic name of Cassiopeia.

Participation in the IRS for Maria is an opportunity to plunge into the creative atmosphere of a research project, meet people from different parts of our planet who are passionate about science and, of course, find new like-minded friends.

Serafima Markova

Moscow, Russia
While studying at secondary school, Serafima took part in various biological projects and expeditions. She visited Baikal lake as an entrant of the Baikal International School, which helped her with the choice of higher education. Now she is studying at Lomonosov Moscow State University at the Faculty of Soil Science in the direction of "Ecology and Nature Management" and she is also very interested in hydrometeorology. I love to constantly learn new things, and I am glad that the chosen scientific direction allows me to travel to the most diverse and amazing places of our planet!
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