Mine Surveying and Geoinformation

Competence of the working group mine surveying and geo-information

During the last 10 years the group has been developed to a team of competence related to determination, documentation and modeling environmental impacts of active and abandoned mining. The staff develops and uses surveying and adjustment methods, Geo-Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing techniques. The projects are national and international as well, mostly industrial related. Most of the projects are for research proposes, but some are also commercially oriented, e.g. surveying works or the development of professional software for industrial customers.

Industrial and commercial clients are:

  • German Hard Coal Mining Company (DSK), a company of the Ruhrkohle AG
  • MIBRAG, a lignite mining company in Germany, part of the Washington Group International und NRG Energy Inc., USA
  • Gaz de France, Germany
  • Administrative district of Kassel, Germany

The competence of the group results from 10 scientists (3 with a PhD degree) using interdisciplinary and integrated methods to solve mining related problems. Presently 6 international PhD students complete the team. The group consists of scientists with an academic degree in

  • geodesy
  • mine surveying
  • geography
  • geology
  • environmental monitoring
  • geo-ecology and
  • informatics.

There are special competences in informatics and geo-informatics, geomodelling and geostatistic, hydrogeology, remote sensing and spectroscopy.

The mentioned tasks above have led to the development of specific Geo-Information Systems (GIS), mostly based on ESRI’s  ArcGIS and ArcView and the database management systems ORACLE and MS Access. Within those research projects it was necessary to develop, to adapt and to use different techniques and methods for Remote Sensing data analysis, especially for Radar Interferometry and Hyperspectral data analysis.

Cooperation with

  • Iranian University of Science and Technology IUST, Tehran & Arak, Iran
  • Sichuan University, Chendu, China
  • Liaoning Technical University Fuxin, China
  • School of Environmental Sciences, University of Venda for Science and Technology, South Africa
  • Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
  • Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Informatics, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland
  • Perm State Technical University, Faculty of Mining and Oil Production, and Perm State University, Faculty of Geology, Perm, Russia
  • Mining Institute, Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Perm, Russia

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