DIMITROV, Zlatomir Dobrev

(Family name, First Name, Second name)

Office address: Acad. G. Bonchev St., bl.1,

                         Sofia 1113, Bulgaria


Phone: (+359 2) 979 2417

Fax: (+359 2) 988 35 03




11/2004 – 07/2007  Master of Science; Meteorology; Direction: Remote sensing in Meteorology; Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridsky”, Faculty of Physics, Sofia, Bulgaria

10/1998 – 07/2004  Bachelor of Science; Astronomy, Geophysics and Meteorology; Direction: Remote sensing from Space; Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridsky”, Faculty of Physics, Sofia, Bulgaria

Professional experience

02/2016 until now     Space Research and Technology Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (;
Position: PhD Student
Section: Remote Sensing and GIS; Tutor: Prof. E. Roumenina

06/2012 until now     Agency of Sustainable Development and Eurointegration – ASDE
Position: IT specialist / GIS specialist
; part-time;

02/2008 – 02/2016   Remote Sensing Application Center – ReSAC (
Position: Remote Sensing Specialist

12/2004 – 08/2007   National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (
Position: Physicist

Key qualifications, and interests

Remote sensing from Space, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), SAR Polarimetry (PolSAR), SAR Interferometry (InSAR), SAR Polarimetric-Interferometry (POLinSAR), Atmospheric corrections (ATCOR2/3); web-development (web-GIS) and server technologies.


EnglishB2; FrancaisA2;

Coding languages

PHP, HTML, CSS, Javascript, C++, Matlab, Visual Fortran

Software competences

Software for Image processing – optical and SAR, GIS, OBIA;

Microsoft based software components and Operating systems; UNIX based software components (OS) and Operating systems, server solutions and components.

Scientific Activity

Scientific projects participation:

2015 – 2016                       Project: FEMA
Programme: EEA Grants – Norway
partner: ReSAC, activity: fresh water eco-systems assessment and mapping
Responsibilities: Web-GIS development, elaboration of Sentinel-2 mosaic

2014                                    Scientific application on SAR mapping of mine activity based on ENVISAT/ERS; Responsibilities: SAR Interferometry (InSAR), Coherent Change Detection, data repository

2013 – 2014                       Project: EUFODOS
Programme: EC 7th FWP, COPERNICUS
partner: ReSAC, activity: forest ecosystems estimation, assessment and mapping on Western Bulgarian regions
Responsibilities: InSAR with VHR TerraSAR-X, atmospheric corrections on VHR optical imagery from Ikonos, QuickBird and Formosat-2; data repository and coding.

2011 – 2013                       Project: GEOLAND-2
Programme: EC 7th FWP, COPERNICUS
partner: ReSAC, activity: assessment and mapping of land abandoned and high natural value farmlands, along river Struma, South Bulgaria
Responsibilities: OBIA with eCognition, elaboration various indices – NDVI, LAI, FPAR, RVI, and mapping; atmospheric corrections on VHR imagery of RapidEye and SPOT-4/5.

2009                                    Scientific application on assessment sustainability of crops based on VHR SAR imagery from TerraSAR-X and validation with aero-photo imagery, mapping.

Other participation

Participation in international projects and programs on national level with non-scientific character.

Participation in international conferences and those on national level.

Trainings and Workshops

Attended on several Trainings and Workshops, dedicated to Remote Sensing from Space for EO, on national level (including, international participation) and International, such are in ESA/ESRIN (Italy), Infoterra Gmbh (Germany), Joanneum Research (Austria), EUMETSAT (Poland, Czech R.)

Attended on several IT trainings and courses in Bulgaria.


1.       Zlatomir Dimitrov, Yana Nikolova, Vassil Vassilev, “APPLICATION OF SAR SENSORS FOR LAND COVER/USE CHANGES MONITORING IN BULGARIA”, XXIV International Symposium on Modern Technologies, Education and Professional Practice in Geodesy and Related Fields, ISSN 2367-6051, Conference Abstract “38_a_EN.pdf”, 2014

2.       Pavel Milenov, Vassil Vassilev, Anna Vassileva, Radko Radkov, Vessela Samoungi, Zlatomir Dimitrov, Nikola Vichev, “Monitoring of the risk of farmland abandonment as an efficient tool toassess the environmental and socio-economic impact of the CommonAgriculture Policy”, Remote Sensing Application Center – ReSAC, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 32 (2014) 218–227, 2014

3.       Zlatomir Dimitrov, Alexander Gikov, “APPLICATION OF ATMOSPHERIC CORRECTIOS OF VHR-SATELLITE IMAGERY, IN MOUNTAINOUS AREAS”, SES2013, Ninth Scientific Conference with International Participation - SPACE, ECOLOGY, SAFETY; ISRTI - BAS Sofia, 2013

4.       R. Radkov, N. Tsvetkova, A. Vassileva, Z. Dimitrov „Contribution to GMES Operational Capacity Reference Database“, Remote Sensing Application Center - ReSAC, 2nd GMES Operational Capacity Workshop,  Sheraton Hotel, Sofia, 2011

5.       Konstantin Stefanov, Zlatomir Dimitrov, "Trans-European Transport Corridors Reference Land Cover Data - Ground cover along major transport axes of the Republic of Bulgaria", Remote Sensing Application Center - ReSAC, 2nd GMES Operational Capacity Workshop,  Sheraton Hotel, Sofia, 2011