Neotectonic development of the Osning lineament 
funded by the German Research Foundation

The Ice Ages in the Alps: Exploring Climate Development near Winterstettenstadt
-funded by ICDP

MoreSpin - Development of a mobile NMR sensor
-funded by German Research Foundation


Climate dynamics in West Africa: Impact on modern humans
-funded by German Research Foundation

Forrest steppes of central Mongolia
- funded by German Research Foundation

Solidarity with partners in Ukraine

The management of LIAG condemns the Russian attack on Ukraine and the associated violation of international law and fully supports the statement published by the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany.

LIAG offers to support Ukrainian refugee scientists in submitting joint research proposals.

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LIAG publishes Research Report 2021

In around 110 pages, the Research Report 2021 once again presents a selection of exciting highlights and project activities in the context of geophysical research into groundwater, geohazards, geothermal energy and climate and landscape change.

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EU funds research project for water and soil management in the North Sea region in times of climate change with over 4.5 Mio. EUR

Groundwater and soil resources of the North Sea region are under pressure from climate change, human use and the resulting landscape changes. The "Blue Transition" project focuses on sustainable water and soil management to strengthen the resilience of the North Sea region.

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DESMEX-REAL project: Start of the geophysical flight campaigns in the West Harz region

Ore deposits in the Western Harz: In the period from 06 to 23 September 2022, the DESMEX-REAL project partners will conduct helicopter flights for geophysical exploration of the subsurface and invite the public to an information event in Lautenthal. The LIAG creates 3-D models of the electrical conductivity and coordinates measurements on the ground.

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HyAfrica investigates natural hydrogen in Africa as an alternative energy source

The HyAfrica project is exploring deposits of natural hydrogen in several African countries to provide alternative energy for local areas. The long-term joint research and innovation partnership between the European Union and the African Union in the field of renewable energy (LEAP-RE) is funding the project with a budget of almost one million euros. In Germany, the Fraunhofer IEE and the LIAG are significantly involved.

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Climate change and early humans: Volkswagen Foundation funds innovative research network with 1.6 million euros

Every year, the state of Lower Saxony and the Volkswagen Foundation fund outstanding scientific projects with the "Niedersächsisches Vorab". Now a special network of state-wide research competencies has been selected, in which natural science meets the humanities.

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Great interest at the open day

At the open day, LIAG researchers gave a hands-on demonstration of how they use their geophysical measurement technology - some of which they developed themselves - to get to the bottom of socially relevant questions on the research topics of groundwater, geohazards, geothermal energy and climate and landscape change.

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Study recommends immediate expansion of geothermal energy in Germany

Independence from natural gas imports: Meta-study on the potential of geothermal energy as a renewable energy and as a substitute for fossil fuels in the heat supply in Germany makes it clear that without immediate measures to expand geothermal energy, it is not possible to build up the eco-heat sector to achieve the national climate protection goals.

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