Michael Doneus is deputy director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology and key researcher of Programme Line 1 - Archaeological Remote Sensing.
He is also employed at the Institute for Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology at the University of Vienna. He is the director of the department and manages the aerial archive. He is specialized in landscape archaeology, archaeological remote sensing (aerial archaeology, airborne laser scanning, imaging spectroscopy), photogrammetry, surveying and GIS and has an international reputation as committee member of the Aerial Archaeology Research Group, and as committee member of the ICOMOS & ISPRS committee for the Documentation of Cultural Heritage (CIPA).
In 2010, he received the venia docendi at the Institute for Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology at the University of Vienna on his postdoctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation) on landscape archaeology.