Science and Research
Both in the field and in the laboratory. The scientific and research activity of the Department of Environmental Security often takes place in outdoors environments. Knowledge and data obtained are, however, processed, reshaped and recorded in electronic or virtual form. This is why science will never become stereotypical to us. For example, we are dealing with the following topics:
- Global and regional climate change, the stability of ecosystems and natural habitats
- Environmental management in the context of the sustainable socio-economic development; the study of the systems of biodiversity protection; landscape ecology; demographic eco-migration
- Environmental safety, crises, hazards and risks (prediction, monitoring, remediation)
- Geo-informatics and geo-ecology as contextual part of integrated humanities and natural, social and economic studies (including logistics and crisis management)
- Biological and cultural-historical adaptation of the human to the transformations of the natural environment
- Connected interdisciplinary study and language learning
1. The Study of Global Climate Change and Natural Processes
Interdisciplinary (geo-ecological) research (International Cooperation) aimed at the reconstruction of regional and global (paleo)climatic changes over the last 2.5 million years, applied in modelling of current and future developments in world climate. The project activity is based on field and analytical studies (geological, biological and climatic) integrated in proxy databases from the middle and northern geographical zone of Eurasia which is of crucial importance for recognizing past and present climatic and related natural processes (atmospheric circulation, aerosol sedimentation, deglaciation, aridization and desertification).
2. Environmental Transformation of Cultural-Historical Human Adaptation
A comprehensive international geo-ecological research of component interdisciplinary (geological, geographical, geo-informative, biological, cultural-historical, social and economic) studies as part of the documentation of natural relations and character of environmental transformations related to climate change since late pleistocene until the present day, and of the related cultural-historical adaptations of the human. Global geographical scope of study.
An independent part of the study is formed by current geo-hazards and natural geo-risk and their proxy-analogies in the past the goal of which is a reconnaissance of potential risk areas and localities, their prediction, monitoring and remediation as part of the protection of natural resources and of sustainable development. Geographical scope: central and eastern Europe, Siberia and the Far East.
3. Geographic Information Systems in Applied Crisis Management
The project IP UTB no. FLKR3A/2014 responds to the need for internationalization of the instruction at Faculty of Logistics and Crisis Management, TBU by introduction of new elective course on the field of Environmental Risk Management in the English language which synergistically adds cooperation with regional agents of public administration, modern technology and innovative approach to student participation on the results of the project, supported by an interactive course in LMS Moodle. Investigator: RNDr. Jakub Trojan
4. Center for the Promotion of Natural and Technical Science: Technical and Scientific Laboratory for Children and Youth of the Zlín Region
The project OP VK (reg. no. CZ.1.07/2.3.00/45.0015) deals with creating the conditions for long-term and comprehensive support, promotion and popularization of research in natural and technical sciences, including the transmission and dissemination of scientific and researching experience in the Zlín Region. It is based on theoretical foundations of exploratory learning and aims at promoting R&D among children and youth. To this end, it proposes the establishment of a centre for the support of natural and technical disciplines in the form of the Technical and Scientific Laboratory for Children and Youth of the Zlín Region. This institution will focus on the development of human resources devoted to both teaching and popularization of scientific and technical disciplines, and creating new methodology of teaching them in order to optimize the promotion of these disciplines. The laboratory will also serve the systematization of providing support in consulting, popularization and promotion of R&D in scientific and technological disciplines and in creating a system for a long-term coordination of popularization events in scientific and technological disciplines in the Zlín region. Faculty of Logistics and Crisis Management is charged, through the Department of Environmental Security, with the management of the fifth core activity focused on networking. Investigator: RNDr. Jakub Trojan
5. Build a Chemical Laboratory
The project is concerned with the establishment of laboratory exercises within the scope of the course Technical Chemistry, now in the 1st year of the Bachelor’s study. This intention is also clearly supported by the fact that the Technical Chemistry course was among the so-called common basis courses at he Faculty of Logistics and Crisis Management, the instruction of which runs across all Degree Courses.
These laboratory exercises which have been missing from the Technical Chemistry course up until now, will enable the students
to obtain a basic overview of practical knowledge about the factual content of the subject matter. The exercises will be by content aimed at thematically covering the portfolio of all participating Degree Programmes, i.e. Society Security, Process Engineering, and Population Protection. This fact will among other things also enable the unification of syllabi of the course among the individual study programs. This will create preconditions for the course of Technical Chemistry to become a so-called “common basis course”.
Investigator: doc. Ing. Pavel Valasek, CSc.