Research on SD


Research approaches

  • Atmospheric monitoring and modeling
  • Vertical scanning of atmosphere
  • Vertical atmospheric profiles
  • Implementation of continuous measurements for the vertically characterization of the atmosphere
  • System development based on remote sensing technologies
  • Environmental radioactivity and nuclear dating
  • Air quality assessment
  • Indoor radon and thoron concentrations monitoring, passive and active methods)
  • Radon and thoron implanting studies
  • Radon exhalation studies (soil and building materials)
  • Gamma and alpha spectrometry
  • Water and soil quality assessment (NORM measurements)
  • NORM and TENORM measurements in coal and uranium mining areas
  • Uranium disequilibrium dating methods
  • Pb-210 and Cs-137 dating methods
  • Radon exhalation studies (soil and building materials)
  • Environmental Radioactivity
  • Luminescence dating of archaeological materials
  • Luminescence dating of geological materials with the emphasis of aeolian silt and sand
  • Dating of loess palaeosoil sequences: Supporting climate change research        through the provision of accurate and precise chronological control
  • Environmental TL dosimetry
  • Integrated measurements for gamma background
  • Fluids geochemistry – methane emissions to the atmosphere
  • Quantification of methane emissions from soil/seeps in hydrocarbon-prone areas to the atmosphere
  • Environmental impact of mining – monitoring and remediation
  • New methods and a corresponding toolset for the environmental impact monitoring of mining operations    using Earth Observations
  • Developing cutting-edge technology for the combined use of satellite   remote sensing, aerial lightweight measurements and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
  • Environmental impact of mining – Hyperspectral imaging
  • By the use of sensors flown between 1000 – 4000 m agl, allowing ground resolution of m and spectral resolution of 5nm in VIS-SWIR range (450-2500nm).
  • Disaster Prevention and Preparedness for Central Europe and Romania – developing a network of regional sustainability

The disaster management research in Central and Eastern Europe faces the challenges imposed by the complexity of interdisciplinary topics and issues addressed. Therefore, significant investments in infrastructure are needed to provide the best possible results and the maximum efficiency.
In this context, Babeş-Bolyai University currently implements the project entitled “Development of research infrastructure for HPC-based disaster management” (MADECIP). The purpose of the MADECIP project is to increase the R&D capacity of Babeş-Bolyai by developing the HPC-Based Research Centre for Disaster Management.

The expected activities and outputs of the projects include:

  • Modeling of torrents, floods, Landslides, dam failure, hazardous substances discharge, soil contamination, fires and explosions, forest fires,
  • Conduct of social surveys on the awareness and training of vulnerable communities/target groups;
  • Information and education campaigns at local, regional and national level on various types of disasters;
  • Effective ways of communication of environmental risk by means of media;
  • Research of methods for achieving innovative training sessions;
  • Research and monitoring of the effects of regional disasters;
  • Analysis of data and information on emergency situations;
  • Assessment of the possible consequences of risk sources;
  • Testing and validation of emergency response plans;
  • Drafting of risk maps;
  • Environmental consulting services.