Department of Planning

Geoinformatics & Earth Observation

Geoinformatics & Earth Observation

The Geoinformatics and Earth Observation research group deals with the development and application of methods from Geographical Information Science (GISc) and Remote Sensing, Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), Spatial Decision Support Systems, Citizen Science, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in an interdisciplinary setting to study the spatio-temporal phenomena and processes driving changes in terrestrial and marine environments.

Research within the group concentrates on the development of analytical tools and methodological approaches to address environmental and societal challenges and sustainable development. This includes developing geocomputational approaches for urban environments, demographic and migration analysis, public health studies, analysing marine ecosystems, climate change impact assessment along with adaptation and mitigation solutions, wildfires susceptibility modelling, flood modelling, coastal zones management, renewable energies, as well as studying land use/cover changes using remote sensing. The geographical scale of research ranges from local to global studies with a particular focus on pan-European studies. The group contributes to addressing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals through providing open-source tools, data, and approaches for monitoring the associated SDGs’ indicators. 


The GEO group contribute to the the following study programmes:

  • Surveying and Planning
  • Surveying, Planning and Land Management
  • Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning
  • Sustainable Cities

Meet the research group