The research activities in this area are:
a) design and implementation of sensor systems for Earth-Atmosphere-Sea observations
b) dynamical modeling of physical systems and model development,
c) development of novel data analysis algorithms for extracting and storing sensor data,
d) development of databases for Earth observation and monitoring.
Furthermore, a substantial effort is invested in producing new complex value added products, such as
a) temporal mapping of the earth,
b) monitoring changes in sensitive ecosystems and human environment as a result of climate change and economic activity,
d) natural disaster management (forest fires, floods, earthquakes, volcanic activity, air pollution) and e) monitoring the Urban Heat Island phenomenon.