Summer school

Summer school
Summer school

SRTI-BAS (Sofia, Bulgaria) and 7th secondary school “Kuzman Shapkarev” (Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria) organize a Summer School EEOBSS.

The Summer School, organized within the project EEOBSS, will be held in the period 8-12 September 2017 in 7th school “Kuzman Shapkarev” in Blagoevgrad. Students from 10th to 12th grade from all over the country will be trained how to apply modern geo-information technologies for analysis and evaluation of satellite images of the Earth.

Participants will be able to familiarize themselves with the theoretical foundations of the Earth Observation from space; GNSS technologies, GPS and Galileo; methods of pre-processing and classification of satellite images, as well as apply the methods and data from Earth Observation in the study of climate change and ecosystem services. All participants will receive certificates that are testimonial to extracurricular activities when applying in Bulgarian and foreign universities.

Students wishing to participate in the training must submit a Cover Letter in free text (in Bulgarian and English), accompanied by a recommendation from their supervisor within 30.08.2017. email address: The results from the application will be announced on the web-page of summer school on Project’s website: by 31.08.2017.

Our lecturers
Prof. Dipl. Eng. Ph.D. Garo Hugasov Mardirossyan, D.Sc.

Prof. Dipl. Eng. Ph.D. Garo Hugasov Mardirossyan, D.Sc. works at the SRTI-BAS since 1980. He has more than 100 scientific publications, more than 60 reports on scientific conferences. He is author and co-author of 38 registered patents and useful models. He is member of the Editorial Board of five national and international scientific journals and Editor-in-Chief of the journal ‘Aerospace Research in Bulgaria’ and member of the Scientific Council of SRTI-BAS (1996-until now) and Institute GAPE (F.Y.R.O.M.) (2006-until now). Currently, he is lecturing to graduate and master students in: the Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski; the Technical University of Sofia, the Technical University of Varna; the Institute for Training of Teachers in Sofia, Stara Zagora and Varna; New Bulgarian University (NBU), former Ministry of State Policy for Disasters and Accidents now affiliated to Ministry of Interior, the University of Mining and Geology St. Ivan Rilski; the University of Plovdiv Paisii Hilendarski, and the Center of Education at the BAS. He is also supervising Ph.D. students at the SRTI-BAS and the NBU. He is author of five scientific-popular books and textbooks for remote sensing applications in nature-disaster management for university and high-school education.

Prof. Dipl. Eng. Ph.D. Dimitar Dimitrov, D.Sc.

Prof. Dipl. Eng. Ph.D. Dimitar Dimitrov, D.Sc. main research activity is in field of Geodesy, GNSS, Geodynamics, and Seismotectonics. Currently, he is lecturing at the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia (Bulgaria) on subjects: ‘GNSS’ and ‘National Geodetic Networks” and he is working part-time at the SRTI-BAS. His main field of research is in GNSS and tectonic in Bulgaria, Algeria, Chili, China, and Greece.

Assoc. Prof. Lachezar Hristov Filchev, Ph.D.

Assoc. Prof. Lachezar Hristov Filchev, Ph.D. studied Geography at the Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, graduated in 2006 and obtained Master’s degree (Diploma). While a student at the University, during 2004-2005, he started working as a secondary-school teacher in Geography (7th Secondary
School Sveti Sedmochislenici, Sofia) and during 2005-2006 – Informatics and Information technology at the 29th Secondary School Kuzman Shapkarev, Sofia. He
started working at the RS&GIS Department (SRTI-BAS) in 2006 where he is working until now. He began his Ph.D. at the SRTI-BAS in August 2007 and he successfully defended his Doctoral Thesis in the beginning of 2012. At present his main research interests are focused on the applications of remote sensing (RS) satellite data and GIS technologies in landscape ecology, environmental management, and environmental stress studies using various modelling and monitoring techniques and RS education.

Dr. Ioannis Manakos

Dr. Ioannis Manakos is a Researcher in Remote Sensing at the CERTH-ITI since 2012. He was heading the M.Sc. program and Department of Geoinformation in Environmental Management at the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies in Chania (CIHEAM-MAICh) for 7 years, keeping his function as an Adjunct Professor till today. He has taught Geoinformation and Remote Sensing relevant courses at various Institutes and educational levels. He has a Diploma in Geology, an M.Sc. in Land Improvements, and a Ph.D. by the Centre of Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan, Technische Universitaet Muenchen.

Dr. Rainer Reuter

Dr. Rainer Reuter studied ‘Physics’ and ‘Physical Oceanography’ at the Universities of Heidelberg and Kiel. He obtained his Ph.D. in Applied Physics at the Kiel University in 1979, and got habilitated at the University of Oldenburg (UOL) in 2006. Since 1980 he is Academic Director at the UOL. Dr. Rainer Reuter is chairman of the EARSeL’s Special Interest Group (SIG) Education and Training (URL: He was member of the EARSeL Bureau in 2001-2012, and he is also an Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed on-line journal EARSeL eProceedings (URL: