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The GeoThermal/GeoEnergy section of the chair of Geology deals with all the topics within the fields of geoenergy, such as geothermics, hydrocarbons, underground storage, etc. Our team focusses on three main areas deep geothermal energy, shallow geothermal energy and reservoir analysis.
We also coordinate the new Joint Degree Master Course GeoThermal/ GeoEnergy which combines the expertise of 8 faculties at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich (LMU). Research and teaching are an essential part of the Geothermal-Alliance Bavaria.
The chair of Geology also includes the Isotope Geochemistry/Paleoclimatology branch, Basin Analysis and Sedimentary Provenance.

In the area around Birkensee, east of Nuremberg, FAU (AG Oberflächennahe Geothermie) carried out geophysical measurements for the Water Authority of Nuremberg. On the one hand ERT (electrical resistivity tomography) measurements were performed in a campaign in October and completed in a campaign in ...

The shallow-geothermal working group has carried out the first pedologic investigations on the test site of the Föckersperger company as part of the Vibra-Pflug project. The project from the ZIM cooperation network (Central Innovation Program for SMEs) is dedicated to the development of an attachab...

The installation of the sensors on the 'Wichelkoppeln' in Schleswig as part of the ErdEisII project has now been completed by the FAU. The goal of the research project ErdEisII is the development and implementation of a soil-ice storage system which constitutes both, a source for heating and for ...