The section Remote Sensing and Geomatics focuses on observing and quantifying processes of spatio-temporal changes in the landscape and in areas shaped by humans, and explores cause and effect therein. We use methods of remote sensing, close-range sensing and analytical methods from geoinformatics. Another focus is on 3D and 4D geodata processing. A special focus for the future will be on issues of data integration and close-range and satellite data sets, time-series analysis and on developing monitoring approaches for mountain areas.

The methods and workflows developed by us allow basic research and support long-term research, especially on issues of geomorphology, natural hazard research, land use and vegetation mapping.