Researchers at LIAG and its predecessor institutions have been using applied geophysical methods to explore the near-surface and usable subsurface for 75 years and are constantly developing measurement and evaluation methods. This is a prerequisite for answering research questions on groundwater, geohazards, georeservoirs as an energy source, for example geothermal energy, and energy storage. Around 130 invited guests, including Lower Saxony's Environment Minister Christian Meyer and State Secretary in Lower Saxony's Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, Building and Digitalisation, Frank Doods, took part in the anniversary celebrations on 15 November 2023.
From November 1 to 19, 2023, Hanover's universities, research institutes and educational institutions once again invite you to numerous lectures, discussions, experiments and exhibitions under the motto #knowember. The November of Science is a project of the Initiative Wissenschaft Hannover. The LIAG is a partner of this initiative and will host its 75th anniversary at the aufhof on November 15 and 16 with keynotes, panel discussions on socially relevant topics such as groundwater, energy sources and storage, and geohazards. Geophysical methods will be brought to life.
An effort that can only be achieved together: the omplementation of a nationwide uniform information system on the potential of near-surface geothermal energy for heat supply. To sign the association agreement, the project leader of LIAG, Prof. Dr. Inga Moeck, met with the head of the State Office for Environmental Protection and Occupational Safety (LUA) and other project participants of the State Geological Survey of Saarland.
First partner meeting in the EU Interreg project Blue Transition in Denmark for sustainable groundwater and soil management. 60 participants from Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, France and Germany attended the three-day meeting and visited one of the Danish pilot sites. A video offers exciting impressions.
LIAG and its partners are conducting seismic measurements in a glacial basin in the municipality of Schäftlarn (Munich district) as part of a research project affiliated with DOVE. In the course of the research, a combination of evaluation methods will be applied for the first time. The aim of the overall project is to reconstruct the climate and landscape development during the ice ages (from 2.6 million years ago until today) in the Alpine region.
The LIAG and the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen jointly appointed Sumiko Tsukamoto as Professor of Quaternary Geochronology in August. Using geophysical dating methods, the physicist researches the temporal developments in the Quaternary period - the youngest and at the same time shortest epoch in the history of the Earth, which has lasted for 2.6 million years. Starting in the upcoming winter semester, she will supervise both bachelor's and master's students at the University of Tübingen.
LIAG is coordinating the OGER project, which has been approved by the German Federal Foundation for the Environment. The development of an economically feasible workflow for hydrogeological exploration using geophysical methods should enable a reduction in cost-intensive drilling while at the same time gaining more information. A special focus lies on northern Germany.