Professor | Department of Geoinformation and Environmental Technologies at CUAS in Austria
Dr. Gernot Paulus is since 2002 Professor for Geoinformation at the Department of Geoinformation and Environmental Technologies at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences in Villach, Austria. He holds a Ph.D. from the University Salzburg and an MSc. in Geology from the University of Graz in Austria and an MSc. in GIS from the University of Salford, UK. In 2015 he was a visiting Fulbright scholar at the Department of Geography at San Diego State University. His research interests focus on the application of innovative geospatial solutions in the context of Spatial Decision Support Systems, Natural Hazards and Risk Assessment and on the development of new UAS-based solutions.
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), also known as Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) or “Drones” are currently representing one of the most innovative and exciting new technologies for very high-resolution Spatio-temporal environmental monitoring. Dr. Paulus will provide an overview about selected results of the ongoing national interdisciplinary research project “Remotely Piloted Aircraft Multi-Sensor System” (RPAMSS). This project has the major goal to develop, apply and quantitatively assess the capabilities of a civil, low-cost unmanned aerial multi-sensor fixed-wing system for the fast and high-resolution capture of multidimensional environmental data. The presentation will conclude with the introduction of the concept for an interdisciplinary innovation network “Environmental Robotics” providing new UAS-based environmental service solutions.