Press Release 176/2012

Geothermal Energy for the Energy Turnaround

Seismologists and Geophysicists Discuss Relationships between Micro Earthquakes and New Energy Technologies at International KIT Workshop

Water reservoirs, mining, geothermal energy, underground gas storage: All will be parts of the future global energy infrastructure. But they also interfere with the underground and may change tectonic conditions and even trigger earthquakes under unfavorable conditions. An expert workshop at KIT is aimed at understanding the mechanisms and developing regulations for safe projects. Representatives of the media are cordially invited and kindly asked to register using the form enclosed.

2nd European Workshop on Induced Seismicity November 26, 2012, 11.00 hrs, to November 28, 12.00 hrsKIT, AVG building, Adenauerring 20a, room 145


Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 10,000 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,800 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

kes, 20.11.2012

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