Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
The team has long-standing experience of performing spaceborne monitoring of the Baltic Sea, Caspian Sea, White Sea and other seas and inland lakes of North - West Russia based on satellite imagery of visible, infra-red and microwave bands
(including radar imagery) from satellites of Russia, France, USA, European Space Agency and Japan. The results have been published in scientific journals and Proceedings of international conferences and symposia in English, German and French. Several manuals have been published in Russian.
In alliance with the Laboratory for Satellite Oceanography at the State Oceanographic Institute/St.Petersburg (SPO GOIN) and Laboratory for Coastal Zone Research at the Russian National Institute of Remote Sensing Methods for Geology (VNIIKAM), the Division forms a cluster of Remote Sensing teams providing expertise on a wide range of problems of marine and coastal environments.
In close collaboration with other regional institutions the Division participated in a number of multi-disciplinary international research projects including:
Using available database of satellite imagery and GIS approach the Division produces various types of information products on :
Team leader Dr. S. Victorov for a number of years has served for the World Meteorological Organisation as an expert on oceanographic satellites. In 1996 he published a book: S.Victorov, "Regional Satellite Oceanography" (Taylor and Francis, London), the first ever book dealing with regional aspects of Satellite Oceanography.