Hydrometeorological Institute

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Official Website: gmi.odeku.edu.ua

Regulations on the Institute: Regulations on the Hydrometeorological Institute of OSENU

Academic Council of the Institute: Membership of the Academic Council of the Hydrometeorological Institute

In accordance with the Order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine #363 of 9 August 2001 Odessa State Environmental University was founded on the basis of Odessa Hydrometeorological Institute. The Hydrometeorological Institute, combining the Departments of Hydrology and Meteorology, was established under the Resolution of the Academic Council of 25 October 2001 and Order of the Ministry of Education and Sciences of Ukraine #204 of 21 March 2002 ‘On Establishment of the Hydrometeorological Institute of OSENU”. The Hydrometeorological Institute is one of main units of Odessa State Environmental University.

The Hydrometeorological Institute of Odessa State Environmental University (hereinafter OSENU HMI) is an academic and research institution of OSENU, which was established to carry out the statutory mission of the University more effectively.

The Hydrometeorological Institute has been a leading higher education institution in Ukraine in training in the area of ‘Hydrometeorology’, and, since 2016, in the specialty of ‘Earth Sciences’. Under this specialty, meteorologists, climatologists, agrometeorologists, hydrologists, oceanographers, atmospheric geophysicists and hydrographers are trained. It is on the basis of Hydrometeorological Institute that an educational complex of Ukrainian Center of Hydrometeorological Education, which includes Kharkiv Hydrometeorological College and Kherson Hydrometeorological College, is established.

The Institute consists of the following departments:

  • Department of Meteorology and Climatology. Head: Professor Halyna Ivus, Candidate of Science (Geography);
  • Department of Land Hydrology. Head: Professor Yevhen Hopchenko, Doctor of Science (Geography);
  • Department of Oceanography and Marine Environmental Management. Head: Professor Mykola Berlinskyi, Doctor of Science (Geography);
  • Department of Agrometeorology and Agrometeorological Forecasting Head: Professor Anatolii Polovyi, Doctor of Science (Geography).

The Institute branches, where the students can take a course of academic and industrial practical training and internship, have been functioning on the basis and the premises of the Hydrometeorological Center of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, Odessa Branch of O.O. Kovalevsky Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas, Odessa branch of Marine Hydrophysical Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, ‘CHORNOMORNIIPROEKT’ State Project Development and Research Institute of Marine Transport and Odessa Regional Water Resources Management.

Leading scientists, Doctors of Science work at the Institute, among them Professors Sergiy Stepanenko, Yevhen Shkolnyi, Yevhen Hopchenko, Zhannetta Shakirzanova, Inna Semenova, Yurii Tuchkovenko, Anatolii Polovyi, Valerii Khokhlov, Mykola Berlinskyi and Serhii Ivanov.

Integrally, the Institute has the faculty of more than a hundred of whom 40 are Candidates of Science, Associate Professors and 10 are Doctors of Sciences, Professors.

The overall number of students at the Hydrometeorological Institute is more than 300.

At the Institute education is provided at

The higher education level of ‘Bachelor’ in the specialty of 103 ‘Earth Sciences’, with the period of full-time study of 4 years, and the one of part-time study – 5 years.

The higher education level of ‘Master’ in the specialty of 103 ‘Earth Sciences’, under the  specializations of:

  • Meteorology, Climatology (the Graduation Office of the Department of Meteorology and Climatology);
  • Hydrology (the Graduation Office of the Department of Land Hydrology);
  • Oceanography, Hydrography (the Graduation Office of the Department of Oceanography and Marine Environmental Management);
  • Agricultural Meteorology (the Graduation Office of the Department of Agrometeorology and Agrometeorological Forecasting);
  • Atmospheric Geophysics (the Graduation Office of the Department of Automated Systems of Environmental Monitoring).

Education at the Master level takes place under the education-and-research curriculum, with the study period of two years, and the vocational education curriculum, with the study period of 1.5 years.

The Department of Meteorology and Climatology incorporates: Training Bureau of Weather Forecasts (TBWF), Training Laboratory for Reception of Hydrometeorological Information, Training Laboratory for Analysis and Processing of Hydrometeorological Data, Training Laboratory for Meteorological Observations.

The Department of Land Hydrology includes Training Bureau for Hydrological Forecasting and Training Laboratory for Computation of Hydrological Information. Practical training is also carried out at the training bases in Chornomorka, Research and Training Geophysical Laboratory, River Hydroecological Research and Teaching Laboratory in Mayaki.

The Department of Agrometeorology and Agrometeorological predictions has Training Laboratory of Agroclimatology, Training Laboratory for Agroecosystem Productivity Modelling and Training Laboratory of Soil Science.

For many years the Hydrometeorological Institute has cooperated with the World Meteorological Organization, a specialized UN agency, within the framework of the WMO Voluntary Cooperation Programme. Currently, active work towards establishment of a Regional Training Center on the basis of the Hydrometeorological Institute of Odessa State Environmental University in accordance with the requirements of the World Meteorological Organization has been commenced.

It is known that Ukraine takes an active part in the study of the Earth’s Polar Regions. Researchers, teachers and graduates have repeatedly taken part in the scientific expeditions and wintering at the Ukrainian Antarctic Station of ‘Academician Vernadsky Research Base’, including:

Professor Leonid Govorukha – the 1st Ukrainian Antarctic Expedition;

Associate Professor Vladyslav Tymofeiev – the 1st and the 4th Ukrainian Antarctic Expeditions;

Associate Professor Viktor Sytov – the 3rd, 7th and the 10th Ukrainian Antarctic Expeditions;

Oleksandr Zulas – the 13th, 17th and the 20th Ukrainian Antarctic Expeditions;

Yevhen Lomakin – the 14th Ukrainian Antarctic Expedition;

Denis Pishniak – the 16th Ukrainian Antarctic Expedition;

Oleksandr Poluden – the 17th and the 19th Ukrainian Antarctic Expeditions;

Pavlo Kovalev – the 17th and the 19th Ukrainian Antarctic Expeditions;

Andrii Zakharov – the 21st Ukrainian Antarctic Expedition.

The latest Ukrainian Antarctic expedition began on 31 March 2016. It involved, among other winterers, Andrii Zakharov, Master Student of the extra-mural form of study at the Department of Oceanography and Marine Environmental Management of the Hydrometeorological Institute.

At the Institute an extensive infrastructure, which includes campuses, modern dormitories, a sports complex with a swimming pool and tennis courts and gymnasia for various sports games and activities has been created.

Significant attention is paid to the students’ leisure, including sports. Teams of the Institute and the University actively participate in international tournaments, championships of Ukraine, the Odessa region and in the student sports competitions among the universities of the Odessa region. Among the students of the Hydrometeorological Institute there are many athletes, bearers of the titles of Сandidates for the Master of Sports, Master and International Master of Sports, including Olena Homrova, XXIX Olympic Fencing Champion, Beijing 2008.

Student life at the Hydrometeorological Institute is all-round and interesting. Great attention is paid to the students’ participation in the researches carried out by the departments. They are involved in research work through participation in experimental investigations conducted by the departments, student scientific seminars, student contests and conferences.

The Institute has a good tradition of theme parties and special events dedicated to professional holidays, including:

22 March. World Water Day http://www.un.org/ru/events/waterday/

23 March. The World Meteorological Day http://www.un.org/ru/sg/messages/2016/meteoday.shtml

15 May. The World Climate Change Day

17 November. International Student’s Day

19 November. The National Hydrometeorological Service Workers’ Day

  Director of Hydrometeorological Institute

Valeriia Ovcharuk, Candidate of Science (Geography), Associate Professor

 

Deputy Director of Hydrometeorological Institute for Studies

Oleh Prokofiev, Candidate of Science (Geography), Associate Professor

Deputy Director of Hydrometeorological Institute for Tutorship

Nataliia Kichuk, Candidate of Science (Geography), Associate Professor

 

Deputy Director of Hydrometeorological Institute for International Activity

Inna Khomenko, Candidate of Science, Associate Professor

Officer:

Olena Todorova, Candidate of Science (Geography)

 

Officer:

Alina Traskova, Candidate of Science (Geography)

Contacts:

  • Office 307, Building 1
  •  15 Lvivska Street, Odessa, 65016, Ukraine
  •  Phone: +38 0482 425 717
  • e-mail: dean-gid@odeku.edu.ua

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