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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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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New approach determines neotectonic activity on concealed faults - significance for earthquake hazard maps

Researchers at the LIAG and the Leibniz University of Hannover have developed an approach to detect the connection between disaggregation bands - centimetre-thick zones of deformed sediments - and the neotectonic activity of hidden faults in the subsurface. 

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Lower Saxony's Minister of Science visits LIAG at IdeenExpo 2022

Great interest in the potential of applied geophysics: Lower Saxony's Minister of Science Björn Thümler visited the LIAG at the IdeenExpo 2022 in Hanover, Germany, to learn more about research in, among other things, groundwater and soil protection, salinisation as well as geohazards and geothermal energy!

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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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Researchers install underground measuring system on Spiekeroog beach

On the North Sea coast off Spiekeroog, the DynaDeep research project has installed the SAMOS saltwater monitoring system developed at LIAG directly on the beach. The aim of the project is to install an underground measuring field to investigate the transition zones between the groundwater aquifers on high-energy beaches and the sea.

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Geophysical exploration of raw materials

Aerial survey with drones in Spain successfully completed: The LIAG, in cooperation with the Westphalian Wilhelms University of Münster, has carried out another aerial survey for the exploration of ore deposits using the novel semi-airborne electromagnetics method in the joint project DESMEX II until the end of May 2022.

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