Geothermal Information System Germany


The project “Geothermal Information System Germany“ (GeotIS) investigates the potential hydrogeothermal capacity of Germany. The purpose of this study is the improvement of knowledge on deep thermal groundwater flow systems and the reduction of the exploration risk.


The GeotIS-Project was initated by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and is coordinated by the Leibniz Institute for Applied Geosciences (GGA-Institute). In the frame of this project the Freie Universitaet Berlin (FUB) is investigating the geothermal potential of the Malm Aquifer in the South German Molasse basin, which plays a prominent role for hydrogeothermal exploitation in Germany (Figure 1). The investigations are carried out in cooperation with the Bavarian State Office for Environment (LfU). The productiveness of a geothermal reservoir depends essentially on the groundwater temperature and the hydraulic aquifer parameters. A hydraulic characterisation of the aquifer will be made by analysing data from hydraulic tests and geophysical logs.


Contact: Priv.-Doz. Dr. Michael Schneider



Fig. 1: Regions with hydrogeothermal potential for power
           generation or direct thermal energy production.



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