Schoolchildren in the Amur Region will be taught to obtain data on floods and fires from space images

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ANNUNCIATION, April 14. / TASS /. Schoolchildren from the Amur Region will be able to receive data on fires, river floods, environmental disasters from space images, which they will receive on their own using specialized equipment. It was installed in the laboratories of the Amur State University (AMSU), Victoria Eremina, director of the Lyceum of the Amur State University and director of the Lutsenko Scientific Collaboration House, told TASS on Wednesday.

“Equipment for laboratories” Space systems “and” Geoinformation technologies “was provided by the center for the identification and support of gifted children” Vega “. Now, thanks to its own station, children will be able to receive satellite signals and space images of fires in a fire-hazardous period, river floods, environmental disasters. , children will learn cartography, “Eremina said.

She noted that the data transmitted to the station will be publicly available, everyone can use them. In addition, Amur State University has entered into agreements with a number of departments for which the data will be useful.

Training in “space” specialties at Amur State University began in 2016, when the first group was recruited in the direction of training “Rocket complexes and astronautics”. Its graduates found jobs at the Vostochny cosmodrome, which is being built in the Amur Region, 200 km from Blagoveshchensk.

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