Research fields include hard-rock geochemistry, marine chemistry, isotope geochemistry, mineralogy, petrology, paleontology, oceanography, hydrogeology, marine physics, geophysics, geodesy, remote sensing and structural geology. In addition to fundamental science researches, we also cooperate with both governmental and private organizations to work on relevant technological developments, professional training and investigations in areas of natural disaster, catalyst, groundwater level and quality, GPS measurement, satellite information application, regional geology, resource geology, exploration of natural resources, fault activity tracing, as well as development of related technologies and cultivation of professionals.
In recent years, satellite information application has transformed into a focal point for our department, in particular for researches carried out in area of crustal deformation and fault activities, geological and environmental disasters and oceanic changes. Utilizing the great advantage of large-scale and near real-time observation andsimulation of satellite informatics on earth environment studies, not only allow relevant skills and information to develop to their largest potential but also broaden perspectives for earth science researches. A masters program will be established by the department under the framework of the Institute of Satellite Informatics and Earth Environment in 2007.
Our department has grown tremendously in the past years, strengthening not only in facilities and teaching standards, but also matching our contents to the global trend. In order to enhance students ability in science research and boost their career advantage, they are encouraged to take subjects such as physic, chemistry, mathematics, biology, civil engineering, water conversation, surveying, statistics, materials science and so on. The aim is for them to be ready for the latest development in earth science research in the 21st century, and to prepare them for the cutting edge advances in earth science technology.