Laboratories supporting education and research activities consist of the following:
The laboratory provides a computer network with competitive hardware profile and yearly updated and renewable software accessible to each student. In this context postgraduate students develop ‘hands on’ skills in Remote Sensing and geographical information technology and analysis.
ArcGIS (ArcInfo, ArcView), ERDAS Imagine, ENVI, eCognition, GRASS, and IDRISI software modules along with an extensive range of academic PC supporting software are available.
The Information Systems and Technology team of MAICh supports through the deployment of modern network technology and expertise in Informatics on daily basis the education and research activities.
Unit equipped for capturing, processing, integrating, archiving and printing of raster, vector, and other datasets. The Unit includes: 1 A0 Scanner, 1 A3 Scanner, 1 A0 Digitizer, 1 A3 Digitizer, 1 A0 HP Plotter, 1 Desk Trimmer, 1 A3 HP cp 1700 color inject printer, 2 HP 2100 laser printers, and 1 HP 950C color inkjet printer.
Unit consisting of the necessary equipment and tools to carry out field campaigns, such as: Differential GPS (single frequency) with sub-meter accuracy, Handheld Hyperspectral Radiometer, Range Finder (Laser Hypsometer), Bark diameter (DBH), Compass, Video camera, Digital camera, Laptop and Pocket PC equipped with embedded GPS receiver and ArcPad.
The wind tunnel facility of MAICh was built in 1999 and is used in different research projects related to forest fires. It meets all the international specifications for simulated fire and wind experiments. The tunnel’s dimensions are: 10.3m length, 1.8m height and 1.6m width. The wind speed is adjustable at a range of 0.0-2.5m/sec by two ventilators (60cm diameter each) that regulate laminar air flow through suction. The wind tunnel was constructed with fire proof materials and it is equipped with a data acquisition system with thermocouples connected to a computer, digital hotwire anemometer, digital video camera, hydrometers, thermometers and accessories.
MUFSPEM@MED is dedicated to study, spectrally characterize earth surface materials, and normalize the registered signal into a typical physical value for the specific material.
The Laboratory of Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing is certified on the implementation of a Quality Management System according to the standards of ISO 9001:2008 for the provision of services on
a) photointerpretation and processing of remote sensing data,
b) their use for mapping and information collection,
c) processing of aerial photographs through methods of photogrammetry, and d) development and use of Geographic Information Systems
Last update: 22 of May, 2012