The GeoConnect³d project develops and tests a new methodological approach to prepare and disclose geological information for policy support and subsurface management. The improved approach uses two regional case studies – the Roer-to-Rhine region and the Pannonian Basin. These regional, cross-border case studies are chosen to be complementary and sufficiently different in geological setting and degree of implementation of subsurface exploitation and management, in order to maximize their pan-European relevance. A novel bottom-up approach introduces two concepts that increase the geological understanding of an area and are aimed at providing a coherent geological context for evaluating subsurface applications and resolving subsurface management issues.
The first new concept is the structural framework as a means of joining existing models of different scale and resolution to clarify the importance of planar structures in a way that makes the geology understandable to stakeholders involved in subsurface management.
The second concept is that of geomanifestations. These specific expressions of geological processes are important sources of information for improving geological understanding. The structural framework models annotated with geomanifestations allow the integration and evaluation of complex cross-thematic research.
The two bottom-up regional case studies form the study material for a top-down, more generic evaluation of potentially interacting subsurface activities that allows revisiting and refining state-of-the-art methods. Valorisation of regional results at pan-European level is ensured by testing the methodologies in two smaller pilot areas in Germany and Ireland.
GIS viewer for GeoConnect3d results
Through this viewer the results of the GeoConnect3d 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).
Open map in a new tab
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the project coordinator Renata Barros, or check the contact information of the dedicated work package pages.
|WP1||Project Management Plan|
|WP2||Interface package & Methodology|
|WP5||Sharing the case studies|
List of publications
To see list of publications – go to this page.
To see material from events – go to this page.
Budget and participants
The total budget for the project is 1,827,753.07 € of which the participants contribute 1,284,910.41 € and the EC contributes 542,842.66 €.
The participants and their contributions in terms of Person Months are:
|#||Participant Legal Name||Institution||Country||Person Months|
|1||Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences – Geological Survey of Belgium (Project Coordinator)||RBINS-GSB||Belgium||47.92|
|2||Vlaams Planbureau voor Omgeving||VPO||Belgium||8.5|
|3||Vlaams Instituut voor Technologisch Onderzoek. VITO will act as a third party of VPO||VITO||Belgium||25.8|
|4||Federalni zavod za geologiju – Geological Survey of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina||FZZG||Bosnia and Herzegovina||23.1|
|5||Hrvatski Geološki Institut – Croatian Geological Survey||HGI-CGS||Croatia||23.55|
|6||Ceska Geologicka Sluzba – Czech Geological Survey||CGS||Czech Republic||3.0|
|7||Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières||BRGM||France||12.0|
|8||Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe||BGR||Germany||1.5|
|9||Bayerisches Landesamt für Umwelt||LfU||Germany||12.0|
|10||Magyar Bányászati és Földtani Szolgálat – Mining and Geological Survey of Hungary||MBFSZ||Hungary||63.0|
|11||Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment – Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI)||GSI||Ireland||12.0|
|12||Service Géologique du Luxembourg||SGL||Luxemburg||3.0|
|13||Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek||TNO||Netherlands||13.0|
|14||Państwowy Instytut Geologiczny – Państwowy Instytut Badawczy||PIG-PIB||Poland||12.0|
|15||Institutul Geologic al României||IGR||Romania||24.0|
|16||Geological Survey of Serbia||GSS||Serbia||21.0|
|17||State Geological Institute of Dionyz Stur||SGIDS||Slovakia||6.0|
|18||Geološki zavod Slovenije||GeoZS||Slovenia||18.9|
|19||State Research and Development Enterprise “State Information Geological Fund of Ukraine”||GeoInform||Ukraine||2.6|
|20||Geologischer Dienst Nordrhein-Westfalen||GD NRW||Germany||2.0|