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GERICS Online Colloquium

ContributorProf. Dr. David Bruhn & Dr. Sven Fuchs, GFZ Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam
Time5 pm
  • Please register here for Prof. Dr. David Bruhn & Dr. Sven Fuchs: Unlocking the potential of the German subsurface: heat and CO2 storage are safe options for achieving Net-Zero


Within HICAM, we evaluate the contribution that the geological storage of heat or gases can make to the sustainable avoidance of CO2 emissions. To address this issue, we conduct a sensitivity study of the heat storage potential of aquifer systems (ATES) in Northern Germany, considering the geological characterization and the potential areas of interest (urban areas with high population density).

Furthermore, we propose hypothetical CO2 storage networks taking into account geological characterization, realistic pipeline costs, acknowledgement of public acceptance, and "futureproof" emission landscapes. A supplementary combined analysis was performed to evaluate and map the potential underground competition between the two proposed subsurface uses.

General information

GERICS Online Colloquium „Our Future in a Changing Climate”

Science-based solutions are key for a climate resilient Europe, the adaptation to the impact of climate change and the ability to adapt and transform societies to a low carbon lifestyle (the Paris lifestyle). The development and implementation of such solutions are our major challenges today. Transdisciplinary and interactive research on climate adaptation and transformation is therefore a prerequisite in supporting societal change.

To strengthen the interactions between GERICS and partners and in order to enhancing collaborations within HZG and with national and international institutions, GERICS is organizing an online colloquium series on “Our Future in a Changing Climate”, focusing not only on the field of climate adaptation and transformation but on a variety of topics related to climate change impact. On the one hand GERICS wants to present progress on research and publications as well as on climate service products and activities. On the other hand, new insights and new emerging fields of interests shall be discussed internally and externally with invited guests and partners. With the colloquium research ideas and exchanges will be facilitated in a new and creative way of interacting.

External (national and international) guests and experts are frequently invited to share ideas and opinions, and to jointly develop new fields of collaborations.

The lectures are held in English.

Location: Currently online (Zoom Webinar).

Time: GERICS Online Colloquium takes place on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. CET (depending on availability of international guests).

• Maria Wolff (organization)
• Tania Guillén (invitation of international guests)
• Uwe Kehlenbeck (advertisement and website)
• Katerina Davydok (administration)

The dates of the colloquium series

DateTimeLecturerLecture title (click title for abstract)
17 March5 pmRachel Warren - Tyndall Center, UKImplications of Global Warming of 1.5-4°C in Six Vulnerable Countries
14 April5 pmKristie Ebi - University of WashingtonBurning embers: synthesis of the health risks of climate change
21 April4 pmKlaus Goergen, Alexandre Belleflamme, Sebastian Bathiany & Diana Rechid – FZ Jülich & GERICSADAPTER: Simulation-based products for a weather- and climate-resilient agriculture in Germany
12 May10.30 amProf. Dr. Shih-Chun Candice Lung (IEH & RCEC)
Prof. Dr. Yue-Gau Chen (RCEC)
Transdisciplinary research on heat-health warning System
26 May5 pmProf. Dr. David Bruhn & Dr. Sven Fuchs – GFZ Helmholtz-Zentrum PotsdamUnlocking the potential of the German subsurface: heat and CO2 storage are safe options for achieving Net-Zero
June 64 pmProf. Dr. Hermann Held - Universität HamburgCost Effective Energy Scenarios to Meet Temperature Targets: Does a Hedging Approach Change Economic Policy Recommendations?