Management and contact persons

IT Services is responsible for the maintenance and further development of the chair's hardware and software as well as the associated services. This includes the chair's server data management systems (DMS), internet services (e.g. web and database servers, software repositories), license servers as well as the chair's own file servers with the corresponding network, workstation PCs and user administration. Continuous data backups as well as the operation of an internal fireproof research data archive according to DFG guidelines complete the work spectrum.


Marco Otto

Office AB 3

IT Services supports the research work by means of numerical modeling here at the chair. For this purpose, an internal computing cluster consisting of currently (Aug. 2020) 14 mainframe computers with 72 physical computing cores and 123 TB of data storage is operated. The computing cluster is used for processing urban ([UC]2 Module B) and regional climatic issues. The data products are subsequently made available for download (CER, HAR v2) and archived for the long term.

IT services also supports research work in data management and the distribution of research data. In close cooperation with the Urban Climate Observatory, solutions are developed and implemented for the management, quality assurance and standardization of a wide range of measurement data as well as the documentation of the required metadata.

In the field of remote sensing, IT Services supports the development of scientific methods for analyzing remote sensing data (optical, TIR and SAR systems) and for creating and analyzing digital terrain and surface models. Furthermore, climatic and air-hygienic conditions are automatically analyzed and evaluated for consideration in urban and regional planning.