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Dr. Oleksandr Kit

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Climate Change & Development (CCD)

Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung
Forschungsbereich  II: Klimawirkung & Vulnerabilität

Postadresse: Postfach 60 12 03, 14412 Potsdam
Besucheradresse: Pappelallee 20, Raum 311, 14469 Potsdam

E-Mail: okit(at)
Tel.: +49-331-288-20718
Fax: +49-331-288-20709





  1. Kit O. (2014): Automated identification of slums in Hyderabad using high resolution satellite imagery. Dissertation, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät II , publiziert am 17.02.2014, verteidigt mit 'magna cum laude'.


Artikel in wissenschaftlichen Zeitschriften und Buchkapitel

  1. Kinkeldey C, Schiewe J, Gerstmann H, Götze C, Kit O, Lüdeke MKB, Taubenböck H, Wurm M (2015): Evaluating the use of uncertainty visualization for exploratory analysis of land cover change: A qualitative expert user study. Computers & Geosciences 84; 46-53.
  2. Kit O. Lüdeke MKB (2013): Automated derection of slum area change in Hyderabad, India using multitemporal satellite imagery. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 83: 130-137
  3. Kit O, Lüdeke MKB, Reckien D (2013): Defining the Bull'S Eye: Satellite Imagery-Assisted Slum Population Assessment in Hyderabad, India. Urban Geography 34(3): 413-424. 
  4. Kit O, Lüdeke MKB, Reckien D (2011): Texture-based identification of urban slums in Hyderabad, India using remote sensing data. Applied Geography 32 (2): 660-667. 
  5. Gray, A.J.G., Sadler, J., Kit, O., Kyzirakos, K., Karpathiotakis, M., Calbimonte, J.-P., Page, K., Garcia-Castro, R., Frazer, A., Galpin, I.,Fernandes, A., Paton, N.W., Corcho, O., Koubarakis, M., De Roure, D.,Martinez, K., Gomez-Perez, A. A Semantic Sensor Web for Environmental Decision Support Applications. Sensors 11(9): 8855-8887;
  6. Kit O, Lüdeke M, Reckien D (2011): Assessment of climate change-induced vulnerability to floods in Hyderabad/India using remote sensing data. In Otto-Zimmermann K (Ed): Resilient Cities - Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change,Local Sustainability, Volume 1, Part 2: 35-44
  7. Reckien D, Meyer-Ohlendorf L, Kit O (2011): The global relevance for a post-Kyoto agreement: Lessons from India and central South Asia – 10 reasons for action. In Joshi S, Linke M (Eds): Sustainable Development and Climate Change, New Delhi: Academic Foundation, pp 263-282.
  8. Reckien D, Lüdeke M, Reusswig F, Kit O, Meyer-Ohlendorf L, Budde M (2011): Hyderabad, India, infrastructure adaptation planning. In Rosenzweig C, Solecki WD, Hammer SA, Mehrotra S: Climate Change and Cities – First Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp 152-154.
  9. Page, K. R., De Roure, D. C., Martinez, K., Sadler, J. D. and Kit, O. Y. (2009) Linked Sensor Data: RESTfully serving RDF and GML. In: Semantic Sensor Networks 2009 (SSN09), CEUR-WS Vol. 552


    1. Kit, O., Lüdeke, M, Reckien, D. Climate change-relevant urban decision support: the case of Climate Assessment Tool for Hyderabad. International Conclave and Exhibition on Climate Change, 12-14 October 2011, Hyderabad, India
    2. Kit, O., Watt, S., Newman, R., Hutton, C., Sadler, J., Gray, A.(2011). Spatial information management application: semantic sensor webs for coastal flooding. CoastGIS, 5 - 8 September 2011, Oostende, Belgium
    3. Kit, O., Lüdeke, M, Reckien, D., Budde, M. Assessment of vulnerability of urban slums to extreme precipitation events using remote sensing data in Hyderabad/India. EGU General Assembly 2011: Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 13, EGU2011-7940, 2011, Vienna, Austria
    4. Sadler, J., Kit, O. (2011). Building Semantic Mashups for Environmental Monitoring. Workshop at GI_Forum symposium and exhibit, 3-6 July 2011, Salzburg, Austria
    5. Kit, O., Lüdeke, M, Reckien, D., Budde, M. Assessment of climate change-induced vulnerability to floods in Hyderabad/India using remote sensing data. BMBF/DAAD Young Researchers' Symposium, 9-10 October 2010, Essen, Germany
    6. Kit, O. (2009): Objectives and Methods of the Sustainable Hyderabad Project ; All India Seminar "GIS for Civic Amenities"; November 18–19 2009, organised by The Institution of Engineers (India) in association with GIS India; Hyderabad, 19.11.2009


    Berichte usw.

    1. Lüdeke MKB, Budde M, Kit O, Reckien D (2010): Climate Change scenarios for Hyderabad: integrating uncertainties and consolidation. Project Report for: Hyderabad as a Megacity of Tomorrow: Climate and Energy in a Complex Transition towards Sustainable Hyderabad – Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies by Changing Institutions, Governance Structures, Lifestyles and Consumption Patterns (BMBF), Germany. 40pp.
    2. Reckien D, Lüdeke MKB, Reusswig F, Kit O, Hofmann S, Meyer-Ohlendorf L, Anders U, Budde M, Otto A (2009): Sustainable Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Options in the Future Megacity of Hyderabad/India: Scenario Development and Leverage Points on Influence Networks, in: Science and Technology – Drivers for a common future, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Bonn, Germany, pp.77-81.
    3. Lüdeke, M. K. B.; Budde, M.; Kit, O.; Reckien, D. Climate Change Scenarios for Hyderabad: integrating uncertainties and consolidation In: Emerging megacities discussion papers V1/2010, EH-Verlag, 39 pp
    4. Lüdeke, M. K. B.; Budde, M.; Kit, O.; Reckien, D. Evaluating Climate Change Scenarios: from AOGCMs to Hyderabad
      In: Emerging megacities discussion papers V5/2009, EH-Verlag.