Forrest steppes of central Mongolia
- funded by German Research Foundation
-funded by German Resarch Foundation
Overdeepened Alpine Basins
- funded by the German Research Foundation
- funded by the EU
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.
LIAG strengthens and extends its scientific cooperation in the research field of geothermal energy utilization with various Latin American universities, research institutes and state energy suppliers. A memorandum of understanding has already been signed with the Universidad de Sancti Spirítus José Martí Pérez, Cuba at the beginning of the year. A similar agreement with the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María in Valparaíso, Chile is nearly completed.
The sustainable use of water resources is a particular challenge in coastal regions worldwide. Salinisation can endanger the groundwater and thus the drinking water supply. For a long-term study of the freshwater-saltwater boundary in the subsurface, LIAG employees recently installed a vertical electrode chain in the area close to the Ems-Jade Canal at a depth of about 30-50 m. With this measuring system, physical parameters are recorded daily and evaluated as part of the go-CAM project.
Adaptive Storage Systems
Underground Coal Fires
Fault-Controlled Geothermal Systems