Hazard and Impact Knowledge for Europe (HIKE)


The HIKE project aims to support research and assessments of induced hazards and impacts that are related to the exploitation of subsurface resources and capacities throughout Europe. This will be achieved through development, demonstration and implementation of harmonized subsurface data sets and methodologies, investigation of applied use cases, and facilitation of knowledge shared between geological surveys and stakeholders. WP-2 focuses on the development of a European fault database covering a comprehensive set of static and dynamic geological and physical characteristics needed for the assessment of seismic hazards, ground movements, leakage and fluid migration, sealing capacities, fluid flow and other types of dynamic behaviour. This database will be developed, populated and tested in conjunction with several other GeoERA projects and external stakeholder involvement. WP-3 establishes novel hazard and impact research methods and investigates the added value of the established fault information in several case studies and geological settings across Europe. WP-4 concludes the research activities with future recommendations and the establishment of a share point for information, knowledge and preferred practices related to hazard and impact research. This share point is intended to provide a collaboration and knowledge exchange platform for future research by geological surveys and other stakeholders. WP-5 governs the embedding of the results into the GeoERA Information Platform.

GIS viewer for HIKE results

Through this viewer the results of the HIKE project will be made accessible when they will be available through the project. The current view is not showing results of the project but is only here to give an idea about and where the results will appear and on which technology (the EGDI)

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Work packages:

Project Coordination

WP Coordinator: TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Contact person: Hans Doornenbal (hans.doornenbal@tno.nl)
WP1 governs the overall coordination and communication tasks of the project, including progress monitoring, financial administration, project decisions, internal communication, central coordination of interactions with other GeoERA projects and general dissemination of the project to external stakeholders.

Fault Database Europe

WP Coordinator: TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Contact person: Serge van Gessel (serge.vangessel@tno.nl)
WP2 focuses on the development of a European Fault Database including the processing and characterization of fault information at the geological surveys of Europe and other fault data repositories. This WP also governs cross-cutting interactions with other projects that either provide or utilize fault information (in particular GeoERA projects HotLime, 3DGEO-EU and GeoConnect3D.

Methods and Use Cases

WP Coordinator: GEUS – Geological Survey of Denmark. Contact person: Tine Larsen (tbl@geus.dk)
WP3 focuses on methodology development and related hazard and impact research in selected case studies across Europe by studying the mechanisms that can lead to adverse consequences of subsurface exploitation for energy and storage (e.g. seismicity, subsidence, fluid migration, sealing & leakage).

Synthesis and Implementation

WP Coordinator: BRGM – Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières. Contact person: Fernanda Veloso (f.veloso@brgm.fr)
WP4 compiles the current state of art regarding hazard and impact assessments in Europe and establishes recommendations and a platform for knowledge and data sharing among the geological surveys of Europe and relevant stakeholders.

Information Platform Interface

WP Coordinator: GBA – Geologische Bundesanstalt. Contact person: Esther Hintersberger (esther.hintersberger@geologie.ac.at)
WP5 governs the interactions with the GeoERA information platform, in particular with respect to the technical requirements and specifications of the fault database and knowledge share point. This WP will also be responsible for the implementation of the Project Data Management Plan.
Project Budget

The total budget of HIKE is € 1,620,649 of which the participants contribute € 1,139,316 and the EC contributes € 481,333.

HIKE Participants
# Participant Legal Name Institution Country Total Person- Months per Participant
1 Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO TNO Netherlands


2 Albanian Geological Survey AGS Albania


3 Geologische Bundesanstalt GBA Austria 32.0
4 Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences – Geological Survey of Belgium RBINS-GSB Belgium 2.0
5 Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland GEUS Denmark 14.0
6 Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières BRGM France 12.5
7 Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe BGR Germany 1.5
8 Landesamt für Bergbau, Geologie und Rohstoffe Brandenburg LBGR Germany 3.0
9 Landesamt für Geologie und Bergwesen Sachsen-Anhalt LAGB Germany 3.0
10 Bayerisches Landesamt für Umwelt LfU Germany 13.0
11 Islenskar orkurannsoknir – Iceland GeoSurvey ISOR Iceland 6.0
12 Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale ISPRA Italy 16.5
13 Servizio Geologico, Sismico e dei Suoli della Regione Emilia-Romagna SGSS Italy 3.0
14 Agenzia Regionale per la Protezione Ambientale del Piemonte ARPAP Italy 5.0
15 Lietuvos Geologijos Tarnyba prie Aplinkos Ministerijos LGT Lithuania 4.0
16 Państwowy Instytut Geologiczny – Państwowy Instytut Badawczy PIG-PIB Poland 36.0
17 Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia LNEG Portugal 15.0
18 Geološki zavod Slovenije GeoZS Slovenia 7.5
19 State Research and Development Enterprise State Information Geological Fund of Ukraine GEOINFORM Ukraine 1.5


Public Deliverables
# Deliverable name WP # Institution Type Delivery date (month)
D2.1b Final Fault Data Characterization Catalogue 2 TNO R 36
D2.2b Final fault data collection report and database 2 TNO R/data 36
D2.3 Final report on fault characterization and data 2 TNO R/data 36
D2.4 Final report on FDB application and evaluation 2 GBA R 36
D2.5 Fault data collected by partners embedded in the Fault database, as developed by the GeoERA Information Platform 2 TNO R/data 33
D3.2 Final case study report on improved localization of seismic events, Denmark, Netherlands, Iceland 3 GEUS R 36
D3.3 Final case study report on subsidence assessment techniques, Po Basin area, Italy 3 ISPRA R 36
D3.4 Final case study report on improved assessment of reservoir seals, Poland 3 PIG-PIB R 36
D3.5 Final case study report on seismicity and safety of subsurface injection, Rousse, France 3 BRGM R 36
D4.1 Final project synthesis, recommendations and best practices report 4 BRGM R 36
D4.2 Scientific specifications and requirements for the hazards and impacts data share point and definitions for the Semantics Web service. 4 BRGM R 17
D4.3 Final data and knowledge share point implementation and report 4 BRGM R/data 36
D5.2b Final user manual for the Fault Database and the knowledge share point 5 GBA/ BRGM R 36
D5.3 Final Project Data Management Implementation report 5 GBA R 36