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  • GEO Week 2023

    10 Nov 2023 Cape Town, South Africa, Republic of

    In 2023, the first private space initiative took off with the Bazoomq foundation, becoming the first non-profit organization to receive a license for conducting space activities in Armenia. The Bazoomq foundation initiated the technology demonstration project “Hayasat” This project involved the Armenian team in testing and assembling Flatsat, programming and integrating flight modules, and developing a secondary payload.

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    Hayk Martirosyan

    Founder of “Bazoomq” Space research lab, Armenia
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    ML4GEO project (Project ID: 20TTCG-1E009), (2020-2023) state-funded project has launched on building capacities of the Center for Ecological-Noosphere Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia (CENS), the leading organization on GIS and remote sensing enabled environmental research in Armenia on innovative approaches for processing earth observation geospatial data in geoecological investigations. The project is funded by the State Committee of Sciences of the Ministry of Education, Science, Sport and Culture of Armenia. The core of the project is the implementation of a research program designed to develop Machine Learning models of RS data geoprocessing with the purpose of assessing spatial-temporal changes in atmospheric air temperatures in urban spaces associated with climate change.

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    Dr. Shushanik Asmaryan

    GEO Principal of Armenia; Deputy Director for Science and Head of GIS and Remote Sensing department of CENS, The Principal Investigator of the Remote Sensing group in the SEVAMOD2 project
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    SEVAMOD2 project (Project ID 01DK20038) (2020-2023) funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research of Germany and the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Armenia. Project is jointly conducted by the Department Lake Research of UFZ, (Germany), Scientific Center of Zoology and Hydroecology of the NAS RA (Armenia), CENS NAS RA (Armenia) and HMC of the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Armenia, EOMAP Company (Germany). The project is aimed at building up science-based management instruments for Lake Sevan (Armenia) via investigating the water quality parameters of Lake Sevan, such as water surface temperature, chlorophyll-a, and Harmful Algae Bloom (HAB), using daily satellite images from the European Sentinel-3/2. This aimed to identify the blooming period of HAB in the lake based on remote sensing data.

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    Dr. Shushanik Asmaryan

    GEO Principal of Armenia; Deputy Director for Science and Head of GIS and Remote Sensing department of CENS, The Principal Investigator of the Remote Sensing group in the SEVAMOD2 project
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    In 2023, Space Camp programme initiated successfully by the Ministry of High-Tech Industry of the Republic of Armenia, in cooperation with scientific institutions and private space research and remote sensing companies featured a series of lectures and practical training designed to introduce students aged 15 to 17 to the space Industry and science, emphasizing Earth observation data and technologies and their various applications.

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    Ararat Sahakyan

    Head of Market Research Division Ministry of High-Tech Industry of the Republic of Armenia
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    In 2023, Armenian Geocosmos CJSC and Spanish Satlantis Microsats, S.L. continued their cooperation in establishing a mission control center and ground station in Armenia in the framework of Armsat-1 mission.

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    Ararat Sahakyan

    Head of Market Research Division Ministry of High-Tech Industry of the Republic of Armenia
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    The Republic of Armenia places great significance on the development of its national Space and Earth Observation related capacities and science, with a special focus on Earth observation, which has been one of the most impactful and dynamically growing subsector in 2023.

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    Shushanik Asmaryan

    GEO Principal of Armenia
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