Research Profile

The institutions at Geocenter Denmark span a wide spectrum of geoscientific disciplines.

In setting up the Geocenter the nucleus of the research comprises:

  • Geology of the earth’s crust.
  • Geology of sedimentary basins.
  • Palaeobiology.
  • Groundwater.
  • Quaternary geology, geomorphology and glaciology.
  • Energy balance in natural and cultural landscapes.
  • Urban and regional geography.
  • Land use, management of natural resources and environmental analysis.

These geoscientific disciplines are in focus in the community, in connection with mineral and hydrocarbon investigations, protection of pure drinking-water supplies, management of natural resources, climatic research, environmental surveillance and urban planning. They represent spheres of competence of vital interest to the community in order to secure high standards of research and consultancy, as well as ensuring university graduates the highest standards of education and optimal research facilities.

Geocenter Denmark will primarily be linked together by a joint research programme, by merging and upgrading the available highly specialised laboratories and other research facilities to the highest international level.

Geocenter Denmark’s social research profile

Energy and raw materials
Investigation, recognition, recovery, storage, management.

Landscape, environment and water cycles
Land use, landscape preservation, soil, nutrients and groundwater circulation and condition.

Climatic development from the geologist’s perspective
Changes in climate and sea currents through extended periods of time, variations in glaciers and the Greenland Inland Ice, changes in sea levels.

Cultural landscape
Agricultural geography, urban development and physical planning. History of the cultural landscape.