Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics

Welcome to LIAG

The Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics (LIAG) is an independent research institute that conducts research on the upper part of the Earth's crust. The focus of our work is to explore structures and processes in the subsurface by using geophysical methods. For this purpose, we develop and optimize measurement techniques as well as processing, modeling, and inversion methods. Our research is future-oriented and of public interest.

We are member of the Leibniz Association.


June 14th to 15th, 2018: International Conference “Breaking the Rules! Energy Transitions as Social Innovations”

The session “Subsurface Energy” is chaired by LIAG’s research department “Geothermics and Information Systems” in cooperation with IOER’s research group “Spatial Planning Law”. This session emphasizes on open questions of subsurface energy options in populated areas, the relation between land use planning and mining law, the possible economic impacts on utilization areas, risk analysis and communication strategies in terms of acceptance for new requirements on geology, economics and society.

For more information, please contact Inga Moeck (LIAG) or Gerold Janssen (IOER).

For detailed information please click here.




LIAG is involved in the Leibniz Research Alliance "Energy Transition".

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We are a member of the Leibniz-Forschungszentrum (Leibniz Research Centre).