subproject 3

Duration: 2009-05-01 to 2014-03-31
Department: VEGAS subproject 3


The use of renewable energies, such as geothermal energy is becoming increasingly important. The resulting warming or cooling of the groundwater can lead to a change in the physical, chemical and biological properties of the subsurface and the processes occurring there. In order to improve the chances of using geothermal energy and to minimize the associated risk for the groundwater the necessary measuring technology and associated concepts for cost-effective long-term monitoring of the subsurface are to be developed. The basis for a better understanding of the underlying processes shall also be created, above all in order to be able to make a sound assessment of potential damages to the groundwater quality already in the planning phase. The monitoring concepts developed in this project are intended to help minimize the potential risk of using geothermal energy and decisively improve the possible uses.

Project manager

Braun, Jürgen


Klaas, Norbert

Research assistants

Bisch, Gerhard




From: 2009-05-01

To: 2014-03-31


Baden-Württemberg-Programm Lebensgrundlage Umwelt und ihre Sicherung (BW-Plus)

Cooperation partners

Zentrum für angewandte Forschung an Fachhochschulen - Nachhaltige Energietechnik -
Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart - Prof. Dr. Ursula Eicker

Center for Applied Geoscience - ZAG
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen - Prof. Peter Grathwohl, Dr. Philipp Blum

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