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Palaeoearthquakes in the eastern Alps – new dating methods allow age determination about the Periadriatic fault for the first time

LIAG and the University of Jena determine earliest age structures in important fault line.

Hanover/Jena. 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 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.

To project mesoTherm

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

Dr. Berend Lindner, State Secretary of the Lower Saxony Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour, Transport and Digitalisation and Prof. Dr. Manfred Frechen, Acting Director LIAG.

State Secretary Dr. Berend Lindner opened "Future for LIAG" workshop.

Hanover. 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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Start of measurement flights with drones

The drone license was successfully passed

A new drone at 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 LIAG can distinguish itself as a partner in the field of geophysics by using drones. First test flights are planned.

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