Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics

Welcome to LIAG

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.

Research at LIAG in times of corona

Active research in times of corona - the LIAG enables continuous research at the institute under strict hygiene conditions. 

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Exploration of ore deposits in the Harz Mountains by new method

From September 22-30, a helicopter operated by the project partner BGR as part of the DESMEX II project will fly in the Harz Mountains to explore the difficult to develop ore deposits by means of electromagnetic measurements.  A new program system is being developed by LIAG for very complex data processing and visualization in a 3-D model. Scientists at LIAG and WWU Münster also feed 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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Christian Zeeden joins the editorial board of "Quaternary Geochronology“

Dr. Christian Zeeden is now part of the editorial board of "Quaternary Geochronology" - a prestigious international journal dedicated to publishing high quality articles on dating methods applicable to the Quaternary period. This is a prestigious opportunity for the LIAG scientist to advocate and constructively ensure best scientific practice.

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LIAG and the geothermal industry in dialogue with the German Bundestag

Potentials of geothermal energy: Prof. Dr. Inga Moeck, line manager at LIAG, presented the current research project "mesoTherm" to interested guests from federal politics at the Parliamentary Evening of the German Geothermal Energy Association and the German Renewable Energy Federation. The joint project mesoTherm (University of Göttingen, GTN and LIAG) is linked to the project IW3, in which Hamburg Energie is implementing the integrated heat turnaround in Hamburg Wilhelmsburg. Together, these partner projects, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, are making an important contribution to the energy turnaround in northern Germany.

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Start of first drone measurement flights

A new drone at the LIAG will in future simplify the exploration of underground structures and promote the large-scale collection of data for the investigation of groundwater systems. A new geophysical method is to be developed with which the institute can distinguish itself as a partner in the field of geophysics by using drones.

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Experts support the Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics in defining its research direction

On the 7th and 8th September, the Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics (LIAG) initiated a two-day workshop to discuss its future line of research with 11 external scientists who have a proven expertise in geoscientific topics and geophysics. The event was opened by Dr. Berend Lindner, State Secretary of the Lower Saxony Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour, Transport and Digitalisation.

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First interactive e-learning on deep geothermal energy

Understanding deep geothermal energy: The Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics has developed an interactive e-learning on deep geothermal energy over a period of three years and published it on the website of the Geothermal Information System (GeotIS). It is available free of charge.

To the e-learning plattform (German)