-funded by German Resarch Foundation
Overdeepened Alpine Basins
- funded by the German Research Foundation
- funded by the EU
Forrest steppes of central Mongolia
- funded by German Research Foundation
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.
The Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics (LIAG) officially appoints Prof. Dr. Manfred Frechen as acting director by resolution of its Governing Board. Prof. Dr. Gerald Gabriel takes over his previous position as deputy director. Both are currently in charge of the research areas "Geochronology" and "Seismics and Potential Methods" at the institute.
According to the current state of research, the eastern Periadriatic Fault System (PAF), on the border between the Eastern and Southern Alps, shows barely any historical and instrumental earthquakes - although it is one of the most important tectonic features of the Alps. In this new project, the Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics (LIAG) and the Friedrich Schiller University Jena are now using new dating methods, which for the first time will allow the most recent geological fault activities to be revealed.
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LIAG continues to push the reorientation of the research line. To this end, it initiated a two-day future workshop: 11 external researchers from Germany and abroad with proven expertise in geoscientific topics and geophysics discussed the Institute's potential research strategy. On the basis of these results, the Scientific Advisory Board then made its recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding an initial orientation on the topics of "Groundwater Geophysics" and "Geohazards". This now officially commissioned the LIAG to draw up a precise framework concept - a further step in the vision towards an Institute for Environmental Geophysics.
Dr. Sarah Hupfer receives the award of the Wolfgang Helms Foundation of the TU Clausthal for her dissertation on solution processes in carbonates! With her work she conducted important basic research for a better understanding of subrosion-related processes, such as sinkholes, and their risk assessment. She was supervised at LIAG by Dr. Matthias Halisch, at TU Clausthal by Prof. Dr. Andreas Weller and at TU Berlin by Prof. Dr. Sabine Kruschwitz.
‘Leibniz in State Parliament‘ takes place on 10 and 11 November 2020. This dialogue format enables researchers at Leibniz institutions in Lower Saxony to discuss current issues and challenges in research and policy with members of the state parliament and allows both groups to be apprised of new developments. As a guest institute, LIAG provides information on topics such as the status of groundwater using innovative, drone based geophysics with regard to drought, drought and salinization or geological hazards - because sinkholes and earthquakes also affect Lower Saxony.
From September 22-30, a helicopter operated by the project partner BGR as part of the DESMEX II project flew in the Harz Mountains to explore the difficult to develop ore deposits by means of electromagnetic measurements. With the data LIAG will develope a new program system for very complex data processing and visualization in a 3-D model. Scientists at LIAG and WWU Münster have also fed heavy currents into the underground for the measurements and supplement the measurements from the air with ground stations. UAV flights are also planned in the project.
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Adaptive Storage Systems
Underground Coal Fires
Fault-Controlled Geothermal Systems