Many personalities. Two campuses. One University.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Daniel Czerwonka-Schröder (ENGLISCH)

Department of Applied Geodesy

Courses in the Master program Geodesy

Courses in the Bachelor program Sustainable development

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Summer School

Innsbruck Summer School of Alpine Research 2024:

The 5th edition of the summer school will take place 22-28 Sept 2024, once again in Obergurgl in the beautiful Ötztal valley in Tyrol, Austria. We build on the success of previous times, providing participants with innovative practical and methodological skills to characterize mountainous terrain using close- and near-range remote sensing techniques.

Theoretical lectures will be complemented by fieldwork assignments and hands-on data processing sessions using different novel software. The assignments will be performed in groups of about 5 participants and focusing on mountain research and related sensor and data processing techniques.

A variety of sensor systems will be available for data acquisition in the high mountain surroundings of the summer school venue, including different terrestrial laser scanners, drones, low cost sensing systems and spectral cameras.

Find all details on the website:

Research projects


  • AImon5.0 - Real-time monitoring of gravitational mass movements for critical infrastructure risk management with AI-assisted 3D metrology. BMBF, 2023-2025.

    Spectrum & SkyGlow Monitor - Herramientas para la evaluación del impacto de la nueva normativa de Contaminación Lumínica de Chile. FONDEF, 2022-2024.


  • FloodRisk - Earthquakes, lifting and eternal operations - Minimization of risks during mine flooding. BMBF, 2020-2023.
  • i²MON - Integrated Mining Impact Monitoring. European Union Research Fund for Coal and Steel, 2018-2022.
  • STINGS - Supervision of Tailings by an Integrated Novel Approach to combine Ground-based- and Spaceborne Sensordata. EIT Raw Materials (Co-funded by the European Union), 2017-2020.
  • 3D detection of excavated and underground cavities – RAG, 2019-2021.
  • DeepSpaceBIM - The digital construction assistant of the future. BMVI, mFUND, 2018-2021.

Working groups

  • DVW-Working group 8 - Mobile and autonomous sensor systems - Lead: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Holst. 2023-2026
  • DVW-Working group 4 - Engineering geodesy – Lead: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Eichhorn. 2019-2022

Personal information


From 2011 to 2016, Daniel Czerwonka-Schröder studied surveying and geoinformatics at Mainz University of Applied Sciences, with a focus on engineering geodesy. In 2016, he already finished his master's thesis at DMT GmbH & Co. KG and has been employed there until the end of 2023. He was responsible for the project management of international monitoring projects in which GNSS or LIDAR technologies were used. The focus of the projects was mainly in the mining and infrastructure sector. Furthermore, he was responsible for the technical implementation in various R&D projects in which automated monitoring solutions were further developed. In the course of this work, he focused on the topic of permanent laser scanning and completed his doctorate at the TU Freiberg in 2023 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jörg Benndorf.

His work has been presented at national and international conferences with both a strong scientific and practical focus. He is also the author of relevant conference papers and co-author of several peer-reviewed journal publications.

His expertise in the field of engineering geodetic monitoring and the automation of monitoring processes is appreciated in respective working groups, so that he was a member of DVW Working Group 4 (Engineering Geodesy) from 2018 to 2022 and is currently a member of DVW Working Group 8 (Mobile and Autonomous Sensor Systems).

Research focus
  • Permanent laser scanning (PLS)
    - Influencing variables of geodetic refraction
    - Registration and georeferencing of multitemporal point clouds
    - Multitemporal analysis and information extraction
  • Automated geomonitoring of natural structures as well as engineering structures
  • Integration of monitoring solutions into the life cycle of engineering structures
  • Operationalization of IoT technologies within a integrated risk management system
  • The use of low-cost sensor technology in a geodetic context

  • Czerwonka-Schröder, D., Anders, K., Winiwarter, L. (2023). Die permanente dreidimensionale Datenerfassung alpiner Hangrutschungen – multitemporale Datenanalyse in webbasierten Anwendungen. AVN. Allgemeine Vermessungsnachrichten, 130 (6), 237–245.
  • Kermarrec, G., Holst, C., Czerwonka-Schröder, D. (2023). Does atmospheric turbulence affect long-range terrestrial laser scanner observations? A case study in alpine region. In: Proc. SPIE 12731, Environmental Effects on Light Propagation and Adaptive Systems VI, 127310H,
  • Czerwonka-Schröder, D., Zimmermann, K. (2023). Permanent 3D Data Acquisition of Geotechnical Structures Using Web-Based Application of Terrestrial Lidar—Chances and Risks from an Engineering Geodetic Point of View. First Break, Volume 41, Issue 8, Aug 2023, p. 79 - 84.
  • Czerwonka-Schröder, D. (2023). Konzeption einer qualitätsgesicherten Implementierung eines Echtzeitassistenzsystems basierend auf einem terrestrischen Long Range Laserscanner. Dissertation, Fakultät für Geowissenschaften, Geotechnik und Bergbau, Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg. und Reihe C (913), Deutsche Geodätische Kommission bei der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.
  • Winiwarter, L., Anders, K., Czerwonka-Schröder, D., Höfle, B. (2023). Full four-dimensional change analysis of topographic point cloud time series using Kalman filtering. Earth Surface Dynamics, 11(4), 593-613.
  • Czerwonka-Schröder, D., Kermarrec, G., Skytt, V., Dokken, T. (2023). Permanentes LiDAR Monitoring in alpinen Gebieten – Webbasierte Echtzeitassistenz mittels Analyse multitemporaler Datensätze. In: Ingenieurvermesserkurs 23. Beiträge zum 20. Internationalen Ingenieurvermessungskurs. A. Wieser, Zürich.
  • Czerwonka-Schröder, D., Anders, K., Winiwarter, L. (2023). Die permanente dreidimensionale Datenerfassung alpiner Hangrutschungen – Chancen und Risiken bei der multitemporalen Datenanalyse in webbasierten Anwendungen. Proceedings of 22. Internationale Geodätische Woche Obergurgl. T. Weinold, Innsbruck.
  • Kermarrec, G.; Yang, Z.; Czerwonka-Schröder, D. (2022). Classification of Terrestrial Laser Scanner Point Clouds: A Comparison of Methods for Landslide Monitoring from Mathematical Surface Approximation. Remote Sens.14, 5099.
  • Czerwonka-Schröder, D., Gaisecker, T. (2022). Die permanente dreidimensionale Datenerfassung geotechnischer Strukturen mittels webbasierter Anwendung terrestrischer LIDAR-Sensorik. In: Proceedings of 71. Geomechanik Kolloquium Salzburg.
  • Schröder, D. (2022). The permanent three-dimensional data acquisition of geotechnical structures using web-based application of terrestrial LIDAR. In: FIG Working Week 2022, Warsaw/Poland.
  • Schröder, D., Anders, K., Winiwarter, L., Wujanz, D. (2022). Permanent terrestrial Lidar monitoring in mining, natural hazard prevention and infrastructure protection – Chances, risks, and challenges: A case study of a rockfall in Tyrol, Austria. In: Proceedings of the 5th Joint International Symposium on Deformation Monitoring (JISDM), Valencia, Spanien.
  • Anders, K., Winiwarter, L., Schröder, D., Höfle, B. (2022). Integration of Kalman Filtering of Near-Continuous Surface Change Time Series into the Extraction of 4D Objects-By-Change. The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XLIIIB2-2022, 973--980, 10.5194/isprs-archives-XLIII-B2-2022-973-2022.
  • Winiwarter, L., Anders, K., Schröder, D., Höfle, B. (2022). Virtual Laser Scanning of Dynamic Scenes Created From Real 4D Topographic Point Cloud Data. ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences. Vol. V-2-2022, pp. 79-86. DOI: 10.5194/isprsannals-V-2-2022-79-2022.
  • Schröder, D. (2022). DMT SAFEGUARD LIDAR - Echtzeitassistenz zur Gefahrenabwehr im Bergbau, Infrastrukturbereich und von Naturgefahren. In: 13. Kolloquium Bauen in Boden und Fels: Fachtagung über aktuelle Herausforderungen der Geotechnik. C. Moormann, C. Vogt-Breyer.
  • Kuschnerus, M., Schröder, D., Lindenbergh, R. (2021). Environmental influences on the stability of a permanently installed laser scanner. Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLIII-B2-2021, 745–752.
  • Schröder, D., Fingerhuth, S., Zimmermann, K. (2021). DMT SAFEGUARD LIDAR Automated monitoring in mining, natural hazard prevention and infrastructure. In: Proceedings of the XI Congreso Chileno de Geotecnia XI. Talca, Chile.
  • Schröder, D., Nowacki, A. (2021). Die Atmosphäre als restriktiver Einfluss auf Messergebnisse eines Long Range Laserscanners. In: Proceedings of 21. Internationale Geodätische Woche Obergurgl. T. Weinold, Innsbruck.
  • Schröder, D., Zimmermann, K., Bock, S., Klonowski, J. (2020). i²MON: development of an integrated monitoring system for the detection of ground and surface displacements caused by coal mining In: PM Dight (ed.), Proceedings of the 2020 International Symposium on Slope Stability in Open Pit Mining and Civil Engineering, Australian Centre for Geomechani c s , Perth, ISBN 9 7 8 - 0 - 9 8 7 6 3 8 9 - 7 - 7
  • Schröder, D., Klonowski, J. (2020). i²MON – Integriertes Monitoring von Oberflächen- und Untergrundbewegungen verursacht durch den Kohlebergbau In: Wunderlich, T. A. (Hrsg): Ingenieurvermessung 20. Beiträge zum 19. Internationalen Ingenieurvermessungskurs München, 2020. Wichmann, Berlin/Offenbach, 269–282
  • Zimmermann, K., Schröder, D., Fingerhuth, S., Gesche, R. (2019). Integrated Monitoring of Tailings: EIT STINGS. In: Proceedings of Tailings, 10.–12. Juli 2019, Santiago de Chile.
  • Müller, M., Schmenger, F., Schröder, D., Zschiesche, K. (2016). Evaluierung des Laserscannings zur Deformationsanalyse an der Ennepetalsperre. In: Wasserwirtschaft (9/2016). Springer Professionals.

  • OVG Vortragsreihe, Innsbruck, Österreich, 15 November 2023
  • 20. Internationaler Ingenieurvermessungskurs, Zürich, Schweiz, 11-14 April 2023
  • 22. Internationale Geodätische Woche Obergurgl, Österreich, 12-18 Februar 2023
  • TLS 2022 - 214. DVW-Seminar "Terrestrisches Laserscanning", Fulda, Deutschland, 8-9 Dezember 2022
  • 71. GEOMECHANIK KOLLOQUIUM, Salzburg, Österreich, 13-15 Oktober 2022
  • Innsbruck Summer School of Alpine Research - Close Range Sensing Techniques in Alpine Terrain, Obergurgl, Österreich, 18-24 September 2022
  • XXVII FIG CONGRESS, Warschau, Polen, 11-15 September 2022
  • MiningForum, Berlin, Deutschland, 19-20 Mai 2022
  • GeoMonitoring,Online, 03 März 2022
  • 13. Kolloquium Bauen in Boden und Fels, Ostfildern, Deutschland, 01-02 Februar 2022
  • XI Congreso Chileno de Geotecnia, Online, 22-24 November 2021
  • XXIVth ISPRS Congress, Online, 05-09 Juli 2021
  • Umwelt, Energie Rohstoffe & 21. Geokinematischer Tag, Online, 05-07 Mai 2021
  • Remote Sensing & Topographic LiDAR Meetings, Online Short Talk @ University of Innsbruck / Institute of Geography, 25 März 2021
  • Workshop on Error Sources and Corrections in Permanent Laser Scanning, Online @ TU Delft, 18 März 2021
  • 21. Internationale Geodätische Woche Obergurgl, Online, 8-11 Februar 2021
  • TLS 2020 - 194. DVW-Seminar "Terrestrisches Laserscanning", Online, 4 Dezember 2020
  • MiningForum, Berlin, Deutschland, 27-28 Juni 2019
  • OVG Vortragsreihe, Graz, Österreich, 10 April 2019
  • 12th International Conference on Mine Closure, Leipzig, Deutschland, 3 – 7 September 2018
  • 4. Essener Fachgespräch Bergbaufolge(n), Essen, Deutschland, 5 Juli 2018
  • 9. Hamburger Forum für Geomatik, Hamburg, Deutschland, 23-24 Mai 2018
  • 3D-Geländemethoden in den Geowissenschaften - 3. Arbeitstreffen, Heidelberg, Deutschland, 15 März 2018
  • TU Darmstadt - Geodätisches Kolloquium 2017/2018, Darmstadt, Deutschland, 14 Dezember 2017
  • 45. Deidesheimer Gespräche – VDV Jahrestagung »Smart IT in der Energiewirtschaft«, Deidesheim, Deutschland, 14-16 November 2017
  • Mittweidaer Talsperrentag, Mittweida, Deutschland, 28 April 2016

Daniel Czerwonka-Schröder
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Daniel Czerwonka-Schröder
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