Round table "Ecology of People - Families - Countries"

On November 22 a round table "Human Ecology - Family-Country" was held in Igor Sikorsky KPI which was organized by the Public Organization "Council for Environmental Safety", National Technical University of Ukraine " Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" and the World Data Center "Geoinformatics and Sustainable Development".

The organizers of the round table presented a number of issues to the participants, such as: development and implementation of environmental programs in various spheres of life of the country; promotion of sustainable development ideas and their practical implementation; introduction of an effective system of control over the implementation of environmental expertise projects and the implementation of the full scope of planned environmental measures and works; the use of geographic information systems and satellite observation data as the basis for the analysis of the environmental status and environmental monitoring; assistance in the creation and implementation of information and technical means for collecting, exchanging and sharing data in order to support informed decision-making; intensification of cooperation with the international community of ecological direction, etc.

Not the last for discussion were the issue of introduction of the latest technologies of the relevant direction and promotion of their wider implementation. Scientists of Igor Sikorsky KPI work to solve the problems of preservation of the environment and implementation of "clean" and resource-saving technologies. They presented at the meeting the results of their work.

"We have six faculties and institutes in which there are eighteen scientific schools that are directly related to environmental issues. Among the major areas there are resource conservation and environmental protection, renewable energy, modern methods of water treatment and water purification, control and reduction of emissions into the atmosphere, ecological monitoring by means of remote sensing of the Earth, ecological health ", - said the rector of Igor Sikorsky KPI Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Mykhailo Zgurovsky. He also spoke about scientific schools in these areas, created at the faculties and in the institutes of the university. Representatives of the university's departments informed the participants of the round table on their research and development.

The participants of the round table focused on resolving energy problems of the state and implementing projects in the field of renewable energy. Semen Potashnyk, one of the country's most famous experts in the field of hydropower, noted that one of the important tasks which domestic energy workers must work on today is the use of energy from small rivers, and suggested that this issue should be included to the priorities of the Council on environmental safety and act as the coordinator of the various departments and organizations of energy profile in this direction.

Among other urgent issues discussed by the participants of the round table were the normative legal support of ecological activity, the health of student youth, prospects for the development of the space industry of Ukraine and the use of its potential for the needs of the environmental industry, and others.

In order to ensure continuous effective cooperation, the rector of Igor Sikorsky KPI Mykhailo Zgurovsky, Director of the World Data Center Geoinformatics and Sustainable Development Kostiantyn Yefremov and Chairman of the Environmental Protection Council Serhiy Oriekhov signed a memorandum of cooperation.