Department Trip to Stetten

We are happy that 60 staff members of the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation joined us in our trip to Stetten on 29 October 2014. Stetten is a village close to Vienna that is the home of Fossilienwelt Weinviertel. As Stetten used to be in a tropical coastal area (16.5 million years ago), many fossils can be found there. One spectacular find was the largest fossil oyster bed in the world, which is now presented to the public.

We would like to say a big thank you to Mathias Harzhauser from the Natural History Museum Vienna for giving us a special tour!

Our connection to the site is the Research Group Photogrammetry with their research project Smart-Geology for the World’s largest fossil oyster reef.

04.11.2014
Category: Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry, Advanced Geodesy, Engineering Geodesy, Geoinformation, Cartography, Geophysics

Thank you to our guide!

In the geological tunnel.

In the botanical tunnel.

And finally they oysters ...

... in a multimedia presentation.

Bread and wine to end the evening.

Wolfgang is looking back at the year in the department.