Current research

AUG intensively employs the possibilities of transdisciplinary cooperation with regional, national and international experts and research groups.

Our focus is on socially relevant issues, which include aspects of basic research in addition to application-oriented research in the field of urban geology and hydrogeology.

Current research areas / Projects of AUG


Garcia-Gil, A., Goetzl, G., Klonowski, M. R., Borovic, S., Boon, D. P., Abesser, C., Janza, M., Herms, I., Petitclerc, E., Erlstrom, M., Holecek, J., Hunter, T., Vandeweijer, V. P., Cernak, R., Moreno, M. M. and Epting, J. (2020) ‘Governance of shallow geothermal energy resources’, Energy Policy, 138, p. 11. doi: 11128310.1016/j.enpol.2020.111283.   
Olarinoye, T., Gleeson, T., Marx, V., Seeger, S., Adinehvand, R., Allocca, V., Andreo, B., Apaestegui, J., Apolit, C., Arfib, B., Auler, A., Barbera, J. A., Batiot-Guilhe, C., Bechtel, T., Binet, S., Bittner, D., Blatnik, M., Bolger, T., Brunet, P., Charlier, J. B., Chen, Z., Chiogna, G., Coxon, G., De Vita, P., Doummar, J., Epting, J., Fournier, M., Goldscheider, N., Gunn, J., Guo, F., Guyot, J. L., Howden, N., Huggenberger, P., Hunt, B., Jeannin, P. Y., Jiang, G. H., Jones, G., Jourde, H., Karmann, I., Koit, O., Kordilla, J., Labat, D., Ladouche, B., Liso, I. S., Liu, Z. H., Massei, N., Mazzilli, N., Mudarra, M., Parise, M., Pu, J. B., Ravbar, N., Sanchez, L. H., Santo, A., Sauter, M., Sivelle, V., Skoglund, R. O., Stevanovic, Z., Wood, C., Worthington, S. and Hartmann, A. (2020) ‘Global karst springs hydrograph dataset for research and management of the world’s fastest-flowing groundwater’, Scientific Data, 7(1), p. 9. doi: 5910.1038/s41597-019-0346-5.   
Zechner, E., Dresmann, H., Mocuţa, M., Danchiv, A., Huggenberger, P., Scheidler, S., Wiesmeier, S., Popa, I. and Zlibut, A. (2019) ‘Salt dissolution potential estimated from two-dimensional vertical thermohaline flow and transport modeling along a Transylvanian salt diapir, Romania’, Hydrogeology journal. Springer, 27(4), pp. 1245-1256. doi: 10.1007/s10040-018-1912-1.   edoc | Open Access
Scheidler, S., Anders, B., Regli, C., Bolay, S. and Huggenberger, P. (2019) ‘Geothermal use of an Alpine aquifer - Davos pilot study’, Grundwasser, 25(4), pp. 277-286. doi: 10.1007/s00767-019-00433-y.   
Epting, J., Böttcher, F., Mueller, M. H., García-Gil, A., Zosseder, K. and Huggenberger, P. (2019) ‘City-scale solutions for the energy use of shallow urban subsurface resources e Bridging the gap between theoretical and technical potentials’, Renewable Energy, 147, pp. 751-763. doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2019.09.021.   
Epting, J. (2019) ‘Basler Tunnel sollen Abfallwärme aus dem Untergrund holen’, Basler Zeitung, p. 1.   
Epting, J., Baralis, M., Künze, R., Mueller, M. H., Insana, A., Barla, M. and Huggenberger, P. (2019) ‘Geothermal Potential of Tunnel Infrastructures - Development of Tools at the City-Scale of Basel’, Geothermics, p. 15. doi: 10.1016/j.geothermics.2019.101734.   
Epting, J., Huggenberger, P., Radny, D., Hammes, F., Hollender, J., Page, R. M., Weber, S., Banninger, D. and Auckenthaler, A. (2018) ‘Spatiotemporal scales of river-groundwater interaction - The role of local interaction processes and regional groundwater regimes’, SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, 618, pp. 1224-1243. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.09.219.   edoc
Garcia-Gil, A., Gasco-Cavero, S., Garrido, E., Mejias, M., Epting, J., Navarro-Elipe, M., Alejandre, C. and Sevilla-Alcaine, E. (2018) ‘Decreased waterborne pathogenic bacteria in an urban aquifer related to intense shallow geothermal exploitation’, SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, 633, pp. 765-775. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.03.245.   edoc
Muela Maya, S., Garcia-Gil, A., Garrido Schneider, E., Mejias Moreno, M., Epting, J., Vazquez-Sune, E., Angel Marazuela, M. and Angel Sanchez-Navarro, J. (2018) ‘An upscaling procedure for the optimal implementation of open-loop geothermal energy systems into hydrogeological models’, JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, 563, pp. 155-166. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.05.057.   edoc