Department of Geotechnogenic Safety and Geoinformatics was established following the Rector’s of IFNTUOG order № 34 of 13.04.2004 р. within the structure of the Institute of Environmental Engineering.
The Department's focus is on acquisition, modeling, analysis, and management of spatially referenced data for a wide range of applications. These include map-making, navigation, monitoring of engineering projects and geological hazards, environmental monitoring, boundary determination and geographic information management.
Department of Geotechnogenic Safety and Geoinformatics
The issue of geotechnical safety is relevant on the basis of the two following provisions. The first one is the necessity to study and assess the geological conditions of cities and towns construction, industrial, civil, hydrotechnical and other facilities, the rational use of the geological environment. The second one is the study and prediction of human activities impacts, in particular changes in the surrounding geological environment due to the work of the mining enterprises. The use of geographic information systems is a necessary element of these directions.
The creation of national and local hydropower stations associated with a single, unified system of classification, coding, and data exchange in the structure of governing bodies, the access to the data, lays the groundwork for interstate and global information systems, global monitoring and forecasting of natural and man-made processes. Initial ideas as for the building of national hydroelectric power station in Ukraine, have been developed in the state scientific program of fundamental research "On the Concept of multi-national hydroelectric power station " back in 1994.
The training of specialists in the field of education "Geoinformation systems and technologies" in IFNTUOG aimes at staffing companies involved in land management, cadastre, as well as in the fields of geology, geophysics, ecology.
The main directions for the future specialists of this profession are:
• analysis and processing of spatial-coordinate information;
• development of maps for individual sectors of the national economy;
• modeling of spatially- distributed data;
• specialized hydropower plants building;
• development and maintenance of information systems;
• information support of geological, engineering-geological and environmental research;
• information support of oil and gas enterprises activities.