Applied Geology – Groundwater,
Geothermal Energy & Engineering Geology

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Geology of the University of Halle-Wittenberg

About Us

We study groundwater flow and transport mechanisms on multiple scales, especially heat transport, coupled mechanical deformation and environmental impacts. This is motivated by the thrill of exploring the enormous diversity of the geo-environment hidden beneath our feet from the depth of a few centimeters to kilometers. Our work seeks to expand our understanding of fluctuations in the subsurface as a consequence of urbanization, geothermal energy use and climate change. To achieve this, we link multiple disciplines such as hydrogeology, geophysics, rock mechanics, computational, energy and environmental science. Among our means are new field, laboratory and model-based investigation techniques. The focus of our research is also reflected in our leading role in undergraduate and graduate teaching of around 20 different courses at the institute.

Applied Programming Course

Nov 21-22 & Nov 28-29, 2020. Course about programming with Python and OpenSource GIS in (applied) geosciences.
(Open for registration!)

Talk at groundwater forum in Vienna

October 01, 2020. Peter Bayer talks at ÖWAV-Seminar “Groundwater protection in Austria“ about “Consequences of urban resource use for groundwater temperature” (in German).

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Applied Programming Course

Nov 21-22 & Nov 28-29, 2020. Course about programming with Python and OpenSource GIS in (applied) geosciences.
(Open for registration!)

Talk at groundwater forum in Vienna

October 01, 2020. Peter Bayer talks at ÖWAV-Seminar “Groundwater protection in Austria“ about “Consequences of urban resource use for groundwater temperature” (in German).

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