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Dr. Oleksandr Kit

Research Fellow in Research Area III: Climate Change and Development


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
RD II: Climate Impacts & Vulnerabilities

Mail: P.O.Box 60 12 03, 14412 Potsdam, Germany
Visiting adress: Pappelallee 20, Room 311, 14469 Potsdam

office email: okit(at)
phone: +49-331-288-20718
fax: +49-331-288-20709




  1. Kit O. (2014): Automated identification of slums in Hyderabad using high resolution satellite imagery. PhD thesis. Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences II, Humboldt University Berlin. Published on 17.02.2014, defended with 'magna cum laude'.

Peer-reviewed papers and book chapters

  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 (2012): Texture-based identification of urban slums in Hyderabad, India using remote sensing dataApplied 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

Conference presentations

    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


    Reports etc.

    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.

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