GEUS upgrades its research efforts with new professors

Published 28-11-2023

As part of a strategic endeavour, GEUS is seeking to recruit 8 new professors in the field of geoscience. The professors will contribute to the solving of some of the biggest climate, energy and environmental challenges of our times by delivering research at a high international level, which will, among other things, strengthen GEUS’ advisory service to the authorities and to decision-makers and companies.

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The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) are stepping up research efforts in the field of geoscience.

Researchers all over the world face great and important tasks. This also applies to the many experts who work in geosciences. Their knowledge is crucial when it comes to central agendas such as the green transition, climate adaptation and sustainable management of our natural resources. And this work is a focal point at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS).

GEUS is now further strengthening its focus on the central agendas within climate, energy and the environment by announcing eight new positions as professor, covering a wide range of geoscience research areas. The initiative is part of a larger strategic endeavour, and GEUS’ Managing Director, Flemming Larsen, is looking forward to the upgrade:

“Geological research is a cornerstone when it comes to understanding and sustainably and safely dealing with some of the most pressing challenges that we face. As an independent research institution, GEUS already contributes to finding solutions to these challenges through research at an international level and by advising decision-makers and companies. That effort is now further strengthened with no fewer than eight new professorships”, says Flemming Larsen, Managing Director at GEUS.

A need for high-quality research

The professorships are in new research areas as well as in areas in which GEUS is already a strong player, but wants to further develop this position, including CO2 storage, water quality, seismology, mapping and utilisation of raw materials as well as the development of the environment and climate in the Arctic.

The common denominator of the new professors is that they will support GEUS’ vision to be at the forefront of exploration, monitoring and mapping of geological resources and processes. In addition, the professorships meet both a national and international need for high-level research that can help decision-makers and companies take important steps in relation to, among other things, climate adaptation, green transition, sustainability and drinking water quality.

GEUS currently has four professors. Eight new professors therefore constitute a significant upgrade in the field of geoscientific research.

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GEUS is an independent research and advisory institution in the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities. In addition, GEUS is a partner in Geocenter Denmark and associated with Euro GeoSurveys. GEUS is a geological data centre and carries out surveys, research, consultancy and mapping, primarily in Denmark and Greenland.

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