All four teams of the department “Georisks and civil security” are engaged in the research and development of operational methods and specific products to ensure continuous improvements of satellite based crisis information requested by users in the field of disaster management, humanitarian relief and civil security.
The technical work comprises the development of new analysis methods for remote sensing data, the application and further development of geoinformation technologies, the development of thematic remote sensing processors and monitoring systems, the risk and vulnerability modelling as well as the conceptualisation and structuring of a crisis information and early warning system.
Thematic research of the department focuses on the analysis of urban structures, the development of processing chains in case of natural disasters such as flooding, wild fire, volcanic eruption or earthquake, the assessment of refugee camps as well as the long-term cause analysis of crisis, and moreover the software development and implementation of components for environmental and crisis information systems.
Parts of the research and development is undertaken in cooperation with junior scientists and trainees in the course of doctoral thesis, diploma / master thesis or internships. Please contact us under firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and/or application.