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.

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Work Packages
WP1Project CoordinationWP Coordinator
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.TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands.
Contact person: Hans Doornenbal (hans.doornenbal@tno.nl)
WP2Fault Database EuropeWP Coordinator
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.TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands.
Contact person: Serge van Gessel (serge.vangessel@tno.nl)
WP3Methods and Use CasesWP Coordinator
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).GEUS – Geological Survey of Denmark.
Contact person: Tine Larsen (tbl@geus.dk)
WP4Synthesis and ImplementationWP Coordinator
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.BRGM – Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières.
Contact person: Fernanda Veloso (f.veloso@brgm.fr)
WP5Information Platform InterfaceWP Coordinator
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.GBA – Geologische Bundesanstalt.
Contact person: Esther Hintersberger (esther.hintersberger@geologie.ac.at)
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 NameInstitutionCountryTotal Person- Months per Participant
1Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNOTNONetherlands39.8
2Albanian Geological SurveyAGSAlbania30.0
3Geologische BundesanstaltGBAAustria32.0
4Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences – Geological Survey of BelgiumRBINS-GSBBelgium2.0
5Geological Survey of Denmark and GreenlandGEUSDenmark14.0
6Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et MinièresBRGMFrance12.5
7Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und RohstoffeBGRGermany1.5
8Landesamt für Bergbau, Geologie und Rohstoffe BrandenburgLBGRGermany3.0
9Landesamt für Geologie und Bergwesen Sachsen-AnhaltLAGBGermany3.0
10Bayerisches Landesamt für UmweltLfUGermany13.0
11Islenskar orkurannsoknir – Iceland GeoSurveyISORIceland6.0
12Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca AmbientaleISPRAItaly16.5
13Servizio Geologico, Sismico e dei Suoli della Regione Emilia-RomagnaSGSSItaly3.0
14Agenzia Regionale per la Protezione Ambientale del PiemonteARPAPItaly5.0
15Lietuvos Geologijos Tarnyba prie Aplinkos MinisterijosLGTLithuania4.0
16Państwowy Instytut Geologiczny – Państwowy Instytut BadawczyPIG-PIBPoland36.0
17Laboratório Nacional de Energia e GeologiaLNEGPortugal15.0
18Geološki zavod SlovenijeGeoZSSlovenia7.5
19State Research and Development Enterprise State Information Geological Fund of UkraineGEOINFORMUkraine1.5
Public Deliverables
#Deliverable nameWP #InstitutionTypeDelivery date (month)
D2.1bFinal Fault Data Characterization Catalogue2TNOR36
D2.2bFinal fault data collection report and database2TNOR/data36
D2.3Final report on fault characterization and data2TNOR/data36
D2.4Final report on FDB application and evaluation2GBAR36
D2.5Fault data collected by partners embedded in the Fault database, as developed by the GeoERA Information Platform2TNOR/data33
D3.2Final case study report on improved localization of seismic events, Denmark, Netherlands, Iceland3GEUSR36
D3.3Final case study report on subsidence assessment techniques, Po Basin area, Italy3ISPRAR36
D3.4Final case study report on improved assessment of reservoir seals, Poland3PIG-PIBR36
D3.5Final case study report on seismicity and safety of subsurface injection, Rousse, France3BRGMR36
D4.1Final project synthesis, recommendations and best practices report4BRGMR36
D4.2Scientific specifications and requirements for the hazards and impacts data share point and definitions for the Semantics Web service.4BRGMR17
D4.3Final data and knowledge share point implementation and report4BRGMR/data36
D5.2bFinal user manual for the Fault Database and the knowledge share point5GBA/ BRGMR36
D5.3Final Project Data Management Implementation report5GBAR36