Aarhus Universitets segl

Renewable energy (offshore windfarms, geothermal energy), mineral resources and fossil energy are required to sustain human existence now and in the future.

The importance of geothermal energy research, in which the Department of Geoscience has a unique position, is witnessed by several operating plants in Denmark and many in Europe. Almost all of the classical geoscience disciplines and in particular basin analysis, structural geology, sedimentology, petrology, geophysics, and stratigraphy are involved in our research. Most activities, not least education, revolve around the seismic method of subsurface imaging, which is uniquely represented at Department of Geoscience, and which is the essential pivotal point of many high-profile external research collaborations together with GEUS.