The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) is the central geoscientific authority providing advice to the German Federal Government in all geo-relevant questions. It is subordinate to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). BGR’s main scientific areas are: Energy resources, mineral resources, groundwater, soil, final disposal of radioactive waste, deep subsurface use & geological CO2 storage, geoscientific information and fundamentals, control of nuclear weapons test ban, and geo-hazard assessment.
BGR provides their soil gas monitoring stations, mobile and/or continuous flux chambers for a three year period of monitoring at Hontomin and the GeoEnergy test bed site. BGR will offer certain lab capacity to other partner with respect to gas analysis (compositional and isotope analysis). Building on experience in training and dissemination activities, BGR will help to promote information and knowledge sharing regarding CCS.
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