Research

  • Determination, analysis and modeling of the environmental impacts induced by active underground and open pit mining; management of environmental monitoring projects
  • Determination, analysis and modeling of abandoned mining and its environmental impacts
  • Development and research of Remote Sensing techniques and Geo-Information Systems
  • Determination and documentation of contaminated land; management of site remediation projects
  • Deformation measurement and GIS-based documentation of landfill sites and mine waste heaps

 

Geo-Information Technology

  • 3D-geoinformation system for geotechnical and mining applications
  • GIS-based system for monitoring and management of waste disposal sites
  • geoinformation system for supporting the analysis of remote sensing data and for the investigation of leaching as well as destabilisation processes in abandoned mine sites
  • planning and management system for site remediation

 

Remote Sensing and Mining

  • Survey of mining related ground movements using interferometric analysis of RADAR satellite data
  • monitoring of environmental consequences caused by mining activities using high resolution satellite images and airborne data
  • development of methods for the automatic analysis of hyperspectral remote sensing data
  • use of multi spectral data for the monitoring of environmental consequences of mine waste heaps
  • Use of high resolution satellite data for the monitoring of extended environmental impacts of mining activities in the Ruhr area. German Hard Coal Mining Company (DSK). Supported by German Aerospace Center (DLR), DLR contract 50EE9652, 1997 – 1999.
  • MINEO - Monitoring and assessing the environmental impact of mining in Europe using advanced earth observation techniques. Subcontractor and scientific adviser of the German Hard Coal Mining Company (DSK). Supported by European Commission, Directorate General XIII, IST-1999-10337, 2000 – 2003.
  • Earth Observation Envelope Program – Market development element – Earth observation services market development activities. Subcontractor and scientific adviser of Gamma Remote Sensing AG. Supported by European Space Agency ESA, Contract No. ESRIN/17731/03/I-IW, 2003 – 2006.
  • Detection of ground-water lowering induced vertical ground movements of open-pit mining activities by multitemporal dInSAR techniques. AG industrieller Forschungsvereinigungen (AIF) and DEBRIV, 2005 – 2007
  • Detection of reservoir pressure related surface movements by satellite based Radar Interferometry. Gaz de France Germany 2006 – 2007
  • Development of a monitoring system for detection of mining induced subsidence by satellite based Radar Interferometry. German Hard Coal Mining Company (DSK), 2006 – 2008
  • Investigation about height changes in closed underground mining areas caused by increasing groundwater level. German Hard Coal Mining Company (DSK), 2006 – 2007

 

GIS and Mining

  • Modeling spatio-temporal objects and processes based on an integrated use of GIS and remote sensing methods for monitoring the environmental influences caused by deep hard coal mining. German Hard Coal Mining Company (DSK), 2002 – 2006
  • Development of a GIS-based system for monitoring and modeling mining induced ground movements. German Hard Coal Mining Company (DSK) 2006 – 2008
  • Analysis of changes in landscape caused by dynamic ground movements – Development of prediction and control processes to minimize ecological consequences. Part of the interdisciplinary research project: “Development and application of geoinformation to analyze impacts, predictions and management of anthropogenic influenced processes in geosystems“. Carried out together with the Institute of Computer Science, University of Hamburg. German Research Foundation (DFG), 2002 – 2004.
  • Analysis, modeling and simulation of salt leaching processes in abandoned mining cavities considering possible control processes. Part of the interdisciplinary research project: “Development and application of geoinformation to analyze impacts, predictions and management of anthropogenic influenced processes in geosystems“. Carried out together with the Institute of Computer Science, University of Hamburg. German Research Foundation (DFG), DFG contract BU 1283/4-1, 2002 – 2004.
  • Development of a GIS-based system for the integrated use of high resolution satellite, laser scanner and photogrammetric data for the research of salt leaching processes in abandoned mining areas. Supported by the German Aerospace Center (DLR), DLR contract 50EE9920/0, 1999 – 2001.

 

Project management, GIS and surveying

  • PluSS - Development of a planning and management system for site remediation. German Hard Coal Mining Company (DSK) and Gesellschaft für Projektmanagement und Grundstücksentwicklung GPE, 1998 – 2003.
  • BEPLIS – Development of a GIS-based system for monitoring and management of waste heaps. Administrative district of Kassel, Germany, 1997 – 2001.
  • Monitoring the topographic changes of a waste heap by GPS, electronic tachymeter and digital levelling with GIS-based documentation and analysis of deformations. Administrative district of Kassel, Germany, 1993 to date

 

Engineering Surveying

  • Automation of surveying methods for deformation measurements of buildings
  • development of methods for the robust estimation of parameters and for the analysis of deformation measurements
  • monitoring of waste disposal sites

 

 Mine Surveying

  • survey and analysis of ground movements induced by mining activities
  • computer-based design of mine maps
  • Survey and documentation of old mining areas
  • modelling and visualization of mining structures and planned mining activities
  • modelling and visualization of mineral deposits
  • development of algorithms and methods for the 3D-modelling of storage caverns and other excavations

 

Education

  • Development of a master course of study „Mineral Commodities Supply Technology“ for further education and by distance learning. European Social Fund (ESF), Federal state Lower Saxony; 2004 - 2007

 

PhD - Projects

 

GIS and mineral exploration

  • Geospatial synthesis for Mineral Exploration, in Arasbaran-Sabalan area, NW Iran (GSI)
  • Mineral potential mapping of copper ore forming with mathematical Geological Models in Tarom volcano-plutonic arc (GSI)
  • Comparative analysis of metallogenetic models of Zarshuran, Ag-darreh, Alut and Dashkasan gold deposits in N-W of Iran (GSI)
  • Metallogenetic-exploration modelling of porphyry-type Copper ore formation in Miduk – Sarcheshmeh – Chadar gonbad area in Central Iran (GSI)

 

Remote Sensing and mineral exploration

  • Integrated using of ETM+, Aster and Hyperion datasets for alteration zones mapping in Brandberg, Namibia (Scholarship by MSRT; Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz)

 

Ground water modeling and mining

  • Modeling the effects of anthropogenic influences on hydrologic and hydrogeological system with focus on impacts caused by underground mining (DAAD, Iraq)
 

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