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3d subsurface temperatures
Involved Institutions: LIAG
Editor: Agemar, T.
Agemar, T. (2022) 3D Subsurface Temperature Model of Germany and Upper Austria. Compilation of gridded data (25 MB) and documentation. Agemar, T., Schellschmidt, R. & Schulz, R. (2012): Subsurface Temperature Distribution of Germany. – Geothermics, 44: 65-77.
Kohlenwasserstoff-Fachinformationssystem (KW-FIS), LBEG
Geophysics Information System (FIS GP), LIAG
Static vertical sections Baden-Wuerttemberg
Involved Institutions: RP Freiburg
Editor: Jodocy, M. & Stober, I.
Static vertical sections Hesse
Involved Institutions: TU Darmstadt & HLUG
Editor: Arndt, D. & Bär, K.
Fault zones
Involved Institutions: BGR, LIAG
Editor: Dittmann, J., Suchi, E.
Schulz et al. (2013): Geothermieatlas zur Darstellung möglicher Nutzungskonkurrenzen zwischen CCS und Tiefer Geothermie.
Endbericht, LIAG, Hannover, URL:
Die Rolle von tiefreichenden Störungszonen bei der geothermischen Energienutzung.
Final report, LIAG, Hanover, URL:
Salt structures in North Germany
Involved Institutions: BGR
Editor: Reinhold, K., Krull, P. & Kockel, F.
Reinhold et al. 2008: Salzstrukturen Norddeutschlands, Berlin/Hanover
Seismics in Baden-Wuerttemberg
= Seismik 2D; © Regierungspräsidium Freiburg, LGRB
Other seismics (via WMS)
Seismik 2D; © Landesamt für Bergbau, Energie und Geologie, LBEG
Formation hydraulic conductivity (T/H) Northeast germany
Involved Institutions: LIAG
Editor: Kuder, J.
Kuder, J. (2012) Berechnung von T/H-Werten und Konstruktion von T/H-Zonen für geothermisch relevante Schichten in Nordostdeutschland. – Report, LIAG, Archive Number 0130617. Hannover, Germany.
Formation hydraulic conductivity (T/H) Franconian basin
Involved Institutions: LIAG
Editor: Kunkel, C., Agemar, T. & Stober, I.
Kunkel, C., Agemar, T. & Stober, I. Geothermisches Nutzungspotenzial der Buntsandstein- und Keuperaquifere im Nordosten Bayerns mit Fokus auf tiefe Aquiferspeicher. Grundwasser - Zeitschrift der Fachsektion Hydrogeologie 24, 251–267 (2019).
DOI: 10.1007/s00767-019-00430-1
Formation hydraulic conductivity (T/H) Molasse basin
Involved Institutions: FU Berlin, (LIAG)
Editor: Birner, J. (modified: Kuder, J.)
Birner, J. (2013): Hydrogeologisches Modell des Malmaquifers im Süddeutschen Molassebecken.
Dissertation FU Berlin, URL: www.diss.fu‑
Table of physical-chemical fluid properties
Involved Institutions LIAG
Editor: Schulz, R. & Pester, S. (2009)
In the project "Setup of a geothermal information system for Germany" (2006-2009), data on physico-chemical fluid properties were compiled and validated. Exclusively boreholes with hydraulic tests were used, whereby the fluid properties were mostly sampled during those tests. In North-Eastern Germany 217 samples were evaluated, in the Upper Rhine Graben 194 and in the Southern German Molasse Basin 55
Download Table Link to the final reports
Areas with potential for geothermal use
Involved Institutions: LIAG, BGR
Map reference
Map A - proven hydrothermal potential
Map A - deleted Area
Schulz et al. (2013)
Mraz, E. (2019)
Map B - assumed hydrothermal potential Schulz et al. (2013)
Map C - petrothermal potential Schulz et al. (2013)
Map D - compilation of the maps A-C Schulz et al. (2013)
Areas worthy of examination for CO2-Storage Schulz et al. (2013)
Areas worthy of examination for geothermal use Moeck, I. (2018)
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Mraz, E. (2019): Reservoir characterization to improve exploration concepts of the Upper Jurassic in the southern Bavarian Molasse Basin – Dissertation, Technische Universität München, Ingenieurfakultät Bau Geo, Umwelt Lehrstuhl für Ingenieurgeologie, 122 S. Derivation of areas worthy of investigation on the basis of geological systems from the geological map of the Federal Republic of Germany - GK1000 - (personal communication Moeck, 2018)
Toloczyki, M.; Trurnit, P.; Voges, A.; Wittekindt, H.; Zitzmann, Arnold (2010): Geologische Karte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 1:1.000.000 (GK1000), Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, Hannover
Suchi, E.; Dittmann, J.; Knopf, S.; Müller, C. & Schulz, R. (2014): Geothermie-Atlas zur Darstellung möglicher Nutzungskonkurrenzen zwischen CO2-Einlagerung (CCS) und Tiefer Geothermie in Deutschland. - ZDGG Band 165 Heft 3, 439-453 Schulz et al. (2013): Geothermieatlas zur Darstellung möglicher Nutzungskonkurrenzen zwischen CCS und Tiefer Geothermie.
Endbericht, LIAG, Hannover, URL:
Involved Institutions: TU Freiberg, Universität Göttingen, GTN
Map layers Editor
Toarc, Aalen, Bajoc Zimmermann, J. & Franz, M.
Schilfsandstein (Stuttgart-Formation) Nowak, K. & Franz, M.
Exter-Formation (Rhät) Barth, G. & Franz, M.
Franz, M., Wolfgramm, M., Barth, G., Nowak, K., Zimmermann, J., Budach, I., & Thorwart, K. (2015). Verbundprojekt: Identifikation hydraulisch geeigneter Bereiche innerhalb der mesozoischen Sandsteinaquifere in Norddeutschland. - Schlussbericht. 317 S., Technische Universität Freiberg, Freiberg, URL: Franz, M. and Barth, G. and Zimmermann, J., Budach, I., Nowak, K., Wolfgramm, M., 2018: Geothermal resources of the North German Basin: exploration strategy, development examples and remaining opportunities in Mesozoic hydrothermal reservoirs. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, Volume 469, Number 1, pp. 193-222, Publisher: Geological Society of London, DOI: 10.1144/SP469.11 Zimmermann, J., Franz, M., Schaller, A., Wolfgramm, M., 2018. The Toarcian-Bajocian deltaic system in the North German Basin: subsurface mapping of ancient deltas – morphology, evolution and recent analogue. Sedimentology 65, 897–930, DOI: 10.1111/sed.1241 Franz, M., Nowak, K., Niegel, S., Seidel, E., Wolf, M. & Wolfgramm, M. (2018). Deep geothermal resources of the North German Basin: The hydrothermal reservoirs of the Stuttgart Formation (Schilfsandstein, Upper Triassic). Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften, Volume 169, Number 3, September 2018, pp. 353-387(35), Publisher: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, DOI: 10.1127/zdgg/2018/0164 Sauter, M., Franz, M. & Wolfgramm, M. (2018). Forschung & Entwicklung-Verbundvorhaben "Geothermische Potenziale des Norddeutschen Beckens": Identifikation, Charakterisierung und Darstellung hydraulisch geeigneter Bereiche in geothermischen Hauptreservoiren Norddeutschlands (Buntsandstein, Lias, Unterkreide) - Schlussbericht, URL:
Concession areas
in Baden-Wuerttemberg: District Authority Freiburg, State Office for Geology, Raw Materials and Mining (LGRB)
in Bavaria: Bavarian Environment Agency (LfU), branch office Munich
in Lower Saxony: State Authority for Mining, Energy and Geology of Lower Saxony (LBEG), Hannover
in Hamburg: State Authority for Mining, Energy and Geology of Lower Saxony (LBEG), Hannover
in Schleswig-Holstein: State Authority for Mining, Energy and Geology of Lower Saxony (LBEG), Hannover
Site-suitability Traffic Light Map for Borehole Heat Exchangers, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Involved Institutions: Universität Göttingen, LIAG
Editor: Ravidà, D.C.G., Dussel, M.
The original open-source resources and data used for the creation of this map are located on the Geoportal of the State Office for Environment, Nature Conservation, and Geology of the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

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