Center for Remote Sensing of the Arctic

The Centre aims at receiving and processing images of the Earth from the space to monitor ice conditions in the Arctic, optimize navigation for vessels, monitor natural hazards, forests, fisheries, construction, emergencies, etc.

The Centre provides educational, R&D and commercial functions and uses UniScan-36” technology for receiving and processing images of the Earth surface from the space (developed by ScanEx Research and Development Center). Satellite data is directly received from different foreign apparatuses: Terra/Aqua (the USA), EROS B (Israel), RADARSAT 1-2 (Canada), SPOT 5 (France). It is possible to ensure the non-stop satellite monitoring of the Arctic region thanks to working with both optical and radar images of different degree of detail. Live satellite observation makes it possible to monitor ice conditions in the water areas, provide informational support and optimize navigation for vessels, monitor forests, fisheries, subsurface resource management, construction, emergencies, natural hazards and phenomena, etc. Surveillance radius for the station operated in NArFU is around 3500 km.

Institution Northern (Arctic) Federal University
Country Russia
Infrastructure type Research centre/institute
Disciplines Earth sciences
Environmental protection
Language of operation Russian
Keywords spatial datasatelliteremote sensingmonitoring


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Contact information

Yury Kutinov, Director

Sergey Koposov, Deputy Director

Tel.: +7  (8182) 41-28-95


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Address: office 505, 2/2 Naberezhnaya Severnoy Dviny, Arkhangelsk, Russia, 163002

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