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GEUS - Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland

The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, GEUS, is a research and advisory institute in the
Danish Ministry of the Environment. The survey also operates in the private sector.
GEUS' overall mission is to provide, use, and disseminate knowledge of geological materials, processes and relations that is important for the use and protection of geological resources in Denmark and Greenland. Part of this mission is to support administrative and legislative work in Danish Ministries and the Government of Greenland Authority, by providing state-of-the-art geoscientific knowledge of international standard. GEUS' main tasks are geological mapping, data collection and storage, carry out research, provide advice, and disseminate geoscientific knowledge. GEUS’ activities are organised within five programme areas:
  1. Data banks, information technology, and information to the general public,
  2. Water resources,
  3. Energy resources,
  4. Mineral resources and Greenland mapping.,
  5. Nature and environment.

GEUS currently employs 300 staff, with some 200 holding academic degrees and has an annual turnover of 39 million Euro (

Expertise and capacity:

GEUS has conducted research pertaining to geological sequestration of CO2 since 1993, being one of the European pioneers in this area. GEUS has led or contributed to a number of RTD projects, including; SACS Phases Zero, 1 and 2, GESTCO (project manager), CO2NET, Weyburn, CCP, ULCOS. GEUS is also a major partner in other more recent European projects: DYNAMIS, CO2SINK, CO2ReMoVe, CO2GeoNet, COACH, GeoCapacity (project manager), as well as industrial CCS projects with Vattenfall and DONG.

National funding supports GEUS’ research activity on geochemical reactions and EOR in CO2 storage. GEUS is a partner in the Norwegian/International research project BIGCCS.
GEUS’ specific role in CO2CARE is to contribute in WP3.1 in geological modelling and trapping
mechanism mapping.