Environmental engineering, photogrammetry and geoinformatics problems addressed at Lublin

The 9th Technical-Scientific Conference “Environmental engineering, photogrammetry, geoinformatics. Modern technologies and development perspectives”, organized in Lublin by a consortium of seven universities: from Poland (Lublin, Krakow, Opole), Ukraine (Lviv), Portugal (Beja), Republic of Moldova (Chișinău – Technical University of Moldova), Germany (Stuttgart) and hosted by the Lublin University of Life Sciences, Poland, debated issues related to water and wastewater treatment, renewable energy sources, waste management, landscape protection, circular economy, water, soil and air protection, photogrammetry, remote sensing, geodesy, cadastre, cartography and geoinformatics.

The team of the Technical University of Moldova participated in the conference with 5 scientific presentations, which will later be published as scientific articles in impact factor journals, as follows:

  • “WEB GIS (Geographic Information System), solution for the workflow with urban planning documentation” (authors: Livia Nistor-Lopatenco and Andrei Iacovlev);
  • “Automatic vertical calibration, radiocommunication monitoring system, based on geodetic measurements” (authors: Vasile Chiriac and Vladimir Ciclicci);
  • “Environmental impact assessment, within the river water limit, with the help of protection bands, using WebGIS technologies” (authors: Vasile Grama and Andrei Iacovlev);
  • „Ensuring maintenance through the automated information system ‘State Registry of Animals in the Republic of Moldova’”(authors: Livia Nistor-Lopatenco, Angela Mnogodetnâi, Alexandru Pantaz);
  • “Smart river governing, using the river contract, methodology developed according to the Geoinformational System” (authors: Vasile Grama, Livia Nistor-Lopatenco, Alexandru Tabacaru).

The 5 presentations of UTM teachers highlighted multiple environmental problems existing in the Republic of Moldova, but also solutions using modern technologies – photogrammetry, geoinformatics, GIS, cadastre, etc.

Partner countries also exhibited posters on the topic of the conference, UTM being present with two exhibitions:

  • “Cadastral works completed in the new cadastral system MOLDLIS of the Republic of Moldova. Expectations” (authors: Dina Apostol and Arina Cepoi; scientific leader: Livia Nistor-Lopatenco);
  • “Updating the thematic map for the prevention of road accidents in Chișinău” (authors: Ana Mihalache and Dorina Bucătari; scientific leader: Livia Nistor-Lopatenco).

Referring to the initiation of the collaboration between the Technical University of Moldova and the University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland, Livia Nistor-Lopatenco, associate professor, PhD engineer, dean of the Faculty of Construction, Geodesy and Cadastre at the Technical University of Moldova, recalled that in September 2017 she participated in a technical-scientific conference at the National Polytechnic University in Lviv, Ukraine, which was attended by professors from the University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland. As a result of the participation, a close collaboration link between these universities was initiated and as proof, in 2018, they submitted a joint project proposal for organizing a scientific conference in Poland, to NAWA – the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange within the International Academic Partnerships Program. The proposal was accepted and the technical-scientific conference was organized in Lublin, for its 9th edition, with the theme “ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, PHOTOGRAMMETRY, GEOINFORMATICS. Modern technologies and development perspectives”.

The first conference of this kind has been organized in 1997 and since then, it has been held in different locations in Ukraine and Poland.

The financial support of the participants from the 7 universities in the consortium was fully covered by the NAWA Agency.

In the honorary committee of the conference there were the rectors of the universities in the consortium, including the Technical University of Moldova, prof. Viorel Bostan, and in the scientific and organizational committee, UTM was represented by the associate professor Livia Nistor-Lopatenco, dean of the Faculty of Constructions, Geodesy and Cadastre; associate professor Vasile Grama and associate professor Vasile Chiriac, Department of Civil Engineering and Geodesy.

Organizing such scientific conferences focusing on environmental issues would be welcomed annually in various countries. It is an exchange of ideas and experiences, discussions between scientists, engineers, environmentalists, managers, consultants and officials from different sectors which are needed in order to improve and protect the environment.

FCGC-UTM representatives owe their participation in the technical-scientific conference in Lublin to the encouragement and support from the rector of UTM, prof. Viorel Bostan, as well as the vice-rector for Informatization, Partnerships, Institutional Image and Communication, Dinu Țurcanu.