Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland


Description of the entity:

Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), established in 1888, is a research and advisory institute under the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate.

GEUS carries out activities to exploit and protect geological resources in Denmark and Greenland. Primary activities are mapping, compilation and storage of data, research, monitoring and consultancy within water, energy, minerals and climate and environment. This includes research and technology development in relation to administration of legislation. GEUS also undertakes assignments related to energy, minerals, water, climate and the environment on a contractual basis for other public authorities, research agencies, private companies and clients outside Denmark, , and physical & electronic data storage for the Kingdom.

GEUS is part of Geocenter Denmark - a formalised cooperation between GEUS and the Geocience institutes at University of Copenhagen and University of Aarhus.
Current staff is about 300 of which 170 hold a PhD or MSc degree, and 70 PhD students and several MSc students are attached to GEUS for research training. Annual turnover is about DKK 280 million DKK (c. 38 million Euro).


Contribution to the Work Plan and expertise brought to ENOS:

GEUS has conducted research pertaining to geological storage of CO2 since 1993, being one of the European pioneers in this area. GEUS will mainly contribution to the dissemination and innovation development, the preparation of best practices (WP7), international collaboration on training and capacity building, coordination and teaching for spring schools, for development of e-learning and for a European educational programme (WP8).

CO2GeoNet-GEUS is involved in:

WP7 Spreading innovation for Research integration and Best practices
WP8 Promoting CCS through training and education as WP Leader and in the tasks

  • Task 8.1 Education and training for the European research community
  • Task 8.2 Building and providing an e-learning course
  • Task 8.3 CCS educational programme

WP9 Management as WP Leader in the MB


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