The Geological Survey of Austria, established in 1849, collects and interprets geoscientific information in Austria, lays the foundation for the sustainable use of the geogenic potential and provides them to the public in a systematic manner. In addition, the Geological Survey of Austria operates a geological information service and acts as a service for the public administration. In that context, the Geological Survey of Austria represents the national interests on the international geoscience, especially at European level.
The department of Applied Geosciences elaborates profound datasets dedicated to the exploration of mineral deposits, groundwater, natural hazards and geothermal energy for Austria. It also participates actively in international research projects, in particular with neighboring countries. Since 2004, the Geoenergy Working group (Geothermal Energy, CO2-Storage and Hydrocarbon Exploitation) at the department of Applied Geosciences is dedicated to the assessment and visualization of potentials and conflicts associated to the extraction and storage of energy (including heat) at the underground. It operates both on national as well as on international level focusing on national and trans-boundary resources. Since 2013, GBA is a member of the CO2GeoNet association.
WP5, Task 5.1 (Knowledge development and integration in a societal perspective)
WP6, Task 6.4 (Preparation of follow-up stages for ENOS pilot sites): GBA will contribute to the pilot site LBR-1 based on information and knowledge gained from analogues at the Austrian part of the Vienna Basin.
WP6, Task 6.5 (Roadmap for upscaling identified synergies of CO2 storage with CO2 utilisation): GBA will be responsible for all activities concerning the Austrian part of the Vienna Basin including stakeholder interaction.
WP7, Task 7.1 (Research integration): GBA will represent the scientific community of Austria at the knowledge integration workshops
WP7, Task 7.2 (Best practices): GBA will actively contribute to the elaboration and review of the best practice guidance documents
CO2GeoNet-GBA is involved in:
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