Geological Survey of North Rhine-Westphalia

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195 De-Greiff-Straße, Krefeld, 47803 Germany


The Geological Survey of North Rhine‐Westphalia (GD NRW) is the central geoscientific state institution, and is affiliated to the State Ministry of Economics, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy of North Rhine‐Westphalia (NRW). The activities of GD NRW cover a wide range of geoscientific subjects including bedrock geology, soil sciences, natural resources, groundwater, geophysical and geotechnical properties of the subsoil, near‐surface and deep geothermal energy, as well as consulting in the search for a national repository for radioactive waste. Moreover, GD NRW collects data for risk prevention in case of geohazards, and operates the statewide earthquake alarm system. Geological and pedological mapping of the surface and subsurface areas in NRW, as well as collecting and surveying primary data on rock and soil properties are the core responsibilities of GD NRW. For more than sixty years, GD NRW has been serving as an advisor to the state government, academia, industry and the public in order to preserve a healthy living environment and to support its sustainable development. GD NRW initiated the Interreg project proposal for the transnational Roll‐out of Deep Geothermal Energy in North‐West Europe (DGE‐ROLLOUT) project.

Thematic priorities:

  • Low carbon