The Department of Geoinformatics was established in September 2003 as a continuation of the Department of Telemonitoring Systems, which in turn superseded the Institute of Environmental Acoustics in the Department of Acoustics.
The Department conducts research on advanced methods of processing and analysis of signals and data for applications in Geographic Information Systems. These include the applications of geoinformatic systems and spatial analysis in security technologies including the protection of critical infrastructure, specialized applications of navigational equipment and systems, e.g. for supporting the visually impaired, advanced satellite imaging techniques as well as technologies of network and mobile Geographic Information Systems.
The Department also continues work in the field of underwater acoustics. Advanced methods of acoustic surveys for monitoring and mapping of the seabed, living resources, pollution and other elements of the marine environment are developed and implemented. Research is underway on new techniques of three-dimensional visualization and animation of underwater objects.