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Funding

Our funding comes from a variety of sources including:

 

Our Research

We investigate a broad range of topics in geophysics and applied geoscience, from geothermal reservoir exploration and development, induced seismicity, thermal water circuit to numerics, related to the successful use of geothermal energy. Our research contributes to the research field "Energy" within the program "Renewable Energies" as defined by the Helmholtz Association.

Publications & Theses

To get an overview of our latest research, view our most recent publications and dissertations. Lists of publications grouped by topic are also included under each of the research areas.

Research Areas

Each of our research areas listed below is comprised of a range of projects conducted by teams of scientists who often collaborate across disciplines and with partner institutions.

 

Research Areas

Reservoir Development

Sustainable usage strategies as well as a good understanding of the geothermal reservoir are the basis for the optimal exploitation of geothermal resources.

Geothermal Exploration

To build a geothermal power plant, the geothermal reservoir in the selected subsoil must be explored at an early stage. For this purpose we use various indirect and direct methods.

Geothermal Fluids

Geothermal fluids form a chemical equilibrium with the reservoir rock. What changes occur in the geothermal system during circulation?

 
Numerics

We use numerical methods to understand and influence the effects of highly coupled physical and chemical processes on the geothermal reservoir.

Induced Seismicity and Geomechanics

What is the relationship between the local stress field, the geomechanical properties of fractures and fault zones and induced seismicity?

 

Research

Forschungsbereiche_Geothermie