doc. Ing. Michal Kačmařík, Ph.D.

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Department of geoinformatics
VŠB – TU Ostrava
17. listopadu 2172/15
Ostrava-Poruba, 708 00
Czech Republic


Research focus

  • Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)
  • GNSS Meteorology
  • Unmanned Air Vehicles (drones) in Geosciences


  • doc. (2018) – VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, Geoinformatics. Habilitation thesis: GNSS meteorology
  • Ph.D. (2009 – 2012) – VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, Geoinformatics. PhD thesis: Atmospheric Water Vapour Estimation Using GNSS
  • Ing. (2007 – 2009) – VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, Geoinformatics. Master thesis: Monitoring of Meteorological Situation over the Czech Republic with GNSS meteorology
  • Bc. (2004 – 2007) – VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, Geoinformatics. Bachelor thesis: Analysis of Natural Hazards in Protected Landscape Area Beskydy

Academic Employment and Professional Activities

  • since January 2019 associated professor at Department of Geoinformatics, VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava
  • February 2018 – October 2020 head of Department of Geoinformatics, VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava
  • September 2012 – December 2018: assistent professor at Department of Geoinformatics, VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava
  • licensed pilot of unmanned air vehicle DJI Phantom series, DJI Matrice 600 Pro, sensefly eBee Plus
  • member of Working Group Inter-comparison and cross-validation of tomography models within IAG

Proffesional Stays

  • Guest scientist, GFZ Potsdam, department 1.1 Space Geodetic Techniques, 6 months, May – October 2018
  • ERASMUS+, Pavel Josef Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia, 3 days, November 2016
  • STSM within GNSS4SWEC, GFZ Potsdam, Germany, 3 weeks, August 2015
  • GNSS4SWEC 1st Summer School, Golden Sands, Bulgaria, September 2014
  • STSM, GFZ Potsdam, GPS/Galileo Department, Germany, 2 weeks, August 2013
  • Bernese GPS SW Introductory Course, Bern, Switzerland, September 2010


  • 2020 – 2022: Sensor measurements of urban footways to support mobility of disabled people, Technology Agency of the Czech Republic
  • 2019 – 2021: Earth Observation Automated Monitoring Open Platform, ESA Incubed
  • 2019 – 2020: Výuka pokročilých technik sběru a analýzy prostorových dat pro navazující studium oboru Geoinformatika, RPP-TO – 1a
  • 2017: Využití bezpilotních prostředků pro tvorbu digitálních modelů povrchu, SGS HGF VŠB-TUO, SP2017/25
  • 2013 – 2017: Global Navigation Satellite Systems tropospheric products for monitoring severe weather events and climate, GNSS4SWEC, COST ES1206
  • 2014 – 2017: Rozvoj pokročilých metod zpracování GNSS observací v synergii s meteorologickými a klimatologickými daty, LD14102

Papers in Journals with Impact Factor

  • Uhlář, R., Haroková, P., Alexa, P., Kačmařík, M.: 7Be atmospheric activity concentration and meteorological data: Statistical analysis and two-layer atmospheric model. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 219, doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2020.106278, 2020
  • Brenot, H., Rohm, W., Kačmařík, M., Möller, G., Sá, A., Tondaś, D., Rapant, L., Biondi, R., Manning, T., Champollion, C.: Cross-Comparison and Methodological Improvement in GPS Tomography. Remote Sensing, 12, 30, doi:10.3390/rs12010030, 2020
  • Kačmařík, M., Douša, J., Zus, F., Václavovic, P., Kyriakos, B., Dick, G., Wickert, J.: Sensitivity of GNSS tropospheric gradients to processing options, Annales Geophysicae, 37, 429-446, doi:10.5194/angeo-37-429-2019, 2019
  • Zus, F., Douša, J., Kačmařík, M., Václavovic, P., Kyriakos, B., Dick, G., Wickert, J.: Improving GNSS Zenith Wet Delay Interpolation by Utilizing Tropospheric Gradients: Experiments with a Dense Station Network in Central Europe in the Warm Season, Remote Sensing, 11, 674, doi:10.3390/rs11060674, 2019
  • Zus, F., Douša, J., Kačmařík, M., Václavovic, P., Dick, G., Wickert, J.: Estimating the Impact of Global Navigation Satellite System Horizontal Delay Gradients in Variational Data Assimilation, Remote Sensing, 11, 41, doi:10.3390/rs11010041, 2019
  • Douša, J., Václavovic, P., Zhao, L., Kačmařík, M.: New Adaptable All-in-One Strategy for Estimating Advanced Tropospheric Parameters and Using Real-Time Orbits and Clocks, Remote Sensing, 10, 232, doi:10.3390/rs10020232, 2018
  • Kačmařík, M., Douša, J., Dick, G., Zus, F., Brenot, H., Möller, G., Pottiaux, E., Kapłon, J., Hordyniec, P., Václavovic, P., and Morel, L.: Inter-technique validation of tropospheric slant total delays, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 10, 2183-2208, doi:10.5194/amt-10-2183-2017, 2017
  • Douša, J., Dick, G., Kačmařík, M., Brožková, R., Zus, F., Brenot, H., Stoycheva, A., Möller, G., and Kaplon, J.: Benchmark campaign and case study episode in Central Europe for development and assessment of advanced GNSS tropospheric models and products, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 9, pp. 2989-3008, doi:10.5194/amt-9-2989-2016, 2016
  • Kačmařík, M., Douša, J., Zapletal, J.: Comparison of GPS slant wet delays acquired by different techniques, Acta geodynamica et geomaterialia, v. 9, No. 4(168), pp. 427-433, 2012
  • Kačmařík, M., Skřivánková, P.: Comparison of satellite orbit ephemerides for use in GPS meteorology, Advances in Space Research, 48(2011), pp. 264-269, 2011