In the educational arena, SCANEX is actively involved in continuing education in the field of Earth remote sensing and works with schools and leading universities throughout the country within the framework of the training and development of industry experts. Currently, SCANEX implements network projects affecting all parts of the continuing education system, including pre-university (the Kurchatov project), graduate (Unigeo Consortium), and post-graduate education as a single process. At the heart of the projects is the use of new information and educational technologies for real-time receiving, processing, and visualization of satellite images of Earth in institutions’ educational process. Technologies are based on the company’s own developments: stations enabling receipt of satellite data, software for thematic processing and cataloguing of satellite images, and web-GIS solutions enabling the synthesis of a variety of information (visualization of facilities’ databases, satellite images, photos, and videos).
SCANEX offers educational institutions the joint implementation of projects:
- In the field of higher education for the establishment of university research centres for monitoring Earth from space. These centres will provide training and retraining of professionals with the latest knowledge in the field of remote sensing and GIS as well as monitoring the territory of the region and providing information to business entities in the areas of natural resources, agriculture, land and property relations, urban planning practices, road construction, building infrastructure, etc.
- In the field of school education for the creation of laboratories for real-time space monitoring, geo-information, and web technologies. The creation of such laboratories in schools will form a unified geographic information space on the basis of information about Earth from space, and teachers and students in these laboratories will be able to implement joint projects, share experiences, and cooperate closely, thus ensuring the application of modern technologies in the educational process that correspond to the FSES requirements.
- In the field of further education through participation in the interactive online competition “Living Map” for schoolchildren that involves using satellite images of the Earth.
The use of SCANEX technologies at all stages of the educational process contributes to the preservation and strengthening of competitive personnel potential throughout the country and can eliminate the shortage of highly skilled professionals with the ability to not only create but also to apply space products and provide services in various sectors of the economy through the use of remote sensing data.