The hunger for resources and energy has attained a new dimension that will determine the policy of tomorrow. It is more and more a question of to what extent fossil georesources are available.

Applied Geology minimizes negative intrusion into nature and searches for alternatives. Results gained from geological research can be applied in practice. Applied Geology explores and gains groundwater (hydrogeology); examines the ground according to whether it is suitable for building or not (geology of civil engineering); and it finds, explores as well as exploits deposits (geology of resources).

The teams working at the institute consolidate their competence and expertise putting the main emphasis on issues: