The field of geoinformatics studies and utilises geographical data sets, geographical information systems (GIS), location techniques and remote sensing methods to study the state of the environment and changes in land use. Research of geoinformatics concentrates on the development of analysis and data processing methodologies, or in the applied use of these methods in answering spatial questions. Recent research has concentrated on the applied use of remote sensing in glacier monitoring, utilising GI techniques in urban studies, analysing biological diversity based on remote sensing and GIS, as well as methodological development to study land use and land cover changes in different regions.
The Department of Geosciences and Geography has a broad spectrum of resources that support research and studies of geoinformatics. Some hardware/devices, software and data sets are freely accessible to all students and researchers, while others are in more restricted use of certain research projects.