One of the current challenges in Earth Sciences is the improvement of efficient natural resources management, essentially, through the development of novel advanced methods for minerals prospecting using modern satellite technologies.

A monograph highlights the novel remote sensing methods for mineral prospecting of different resources. These methods were developed in the Scientific Centre for Aerospace Research of the Earth, IGS NAS of Ukraine in recent years. It is presented and described the following ones theoretical and methodical fundamentals for the integration of multispectral satellite imagery, field spectrometry, geological and geophysical data for remote sensing minerals prospecting both onshore and offshore, novel efficient methods for remote sensing hydrocarbon prospecting and as well as for ore and non-ore mineral deposits detecting.

Most of the developed remote sensing methods for hydrocarbon prospecting have been validated over the test sites within the Dnieper-Donets Depression as well as inside prospective offshore areas of Black Sea. The developed remote sensing methods for ore and non)ore minerals prospecting have been applied to predict the poly-metallic deposits within the Ukrainian Shield, to search the occurrences of gypsum and anhydrite in many regions of Ukraine, etc.

The developed remote sensing methods for the minerals exploration onshore and offshore can be a scientific basis for the justification of the measures to the efficient environment management and taking the informative and administrative decisions.

The authors hope that the of monograph will be useful for the scientists and experts, which work to resolve the various natural resource issues and implementation of the new promising geological and geo)information technologies.

Greenhouse Effect and Climate Changes in Ukraine: assessments and consequences / Editor-in-Chief Academician of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine V.I. LYALKO. – Kyiv, Naukova Dumka, 2015. – 283 p. ISBN 978-966-00-1526-5

At present the large-scale spatial and temporal climate changes of the Earth are occurring at the global and regional levels known as greenhouse effect. This requires the different studies to reveal their character, causes of occurrence and predict their progressing in the future.
The current state of researches on the problem of estimating the greenhouse effect in the world and Ukraine is highlighted. The results of experimental determination of carbon dioxide balance and assessments of the discrepancies for this indicator determined by the method of the National Cadastre and satellite measurements are produced. The long-term air temperature data provided by in situ observations and satellite monitoring are analyzed to explain the climate changes in Ukraine. The risk assessment of climatic change impact is obtained. The measures for the mitigation of negative consequences of this impact are proposed.
The prediction versions for the climatic changes in the short – term perspectives are discussed. The possible ecological and economical influences of these processes on environment and society are evaluated. The lines of the further investigations and practical implementation of their results aiming to the environment management and socio-economic development in Ukraine are defined.
This book is addressed to a wide range of readers, who have an interes in the climatic changes in environment, as well as ecological and economic development of society.