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Research Profile

  • Numerical groundwater modelling
  • GIS with programming in VBA and C++
  • Organic hydrochemistry
  • Field investigations

Activities Memberships and Cooperation

  • Oct. 17-20, 2014, IAMG Conference, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (India): Session: Hydrology and Time Series Analysis. Time series analysis is applied outside of earth sciences in a wide area. The special conditions of hydrological and hydrogeological time series make it necessary to establish other methods that fill gaps in registration, select outliers and find systematical errors before a conventional solution via FFT or another algorithm can be applied. Other techniques base on irregular datasets that can be used also in a wide range of geological applications.
  • Oct. 16, 2014, IAMG Conference, Jawaharlal Nerhu University, New Delhi (India): Course: Time Series Analysis in Geology: An Antiquated Method?
  • March 07-09, 2014, Martin Luther Universität, Halle-Wittenberg, Institute for Geosciences and Geography: Applied C++ Course Hydrogeology, Environmental Geology GIS.
  • Sep. 02 – 06, 2013, IAMG Conference, Madrid (Spain): The Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology of the Martin Luther University Halle had three oral presentations and two poster presentations.L. Schimpf presented the FieldModule of MO2GEO, R. Laehne and W. Gossel showed their poster presentation about time series analysis.
  • July 20, 2013, FH-DGG, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Universität Greifswald: Course: Mathematical methods in hydrogeology
  • Feb. 10-12, 2013, New Delhi, (India) : Course "3D GIS and Hydrogeological Flow Modeling" The course included /comprised a realistic model with the modeling tools MODFLOW (USGS, 2005), and Feflow (Diersch 2010) as well as questions around OpenSource GIS and their application in numerical groundwater flow modeling. Another focus was a research journey to Andhra Pradesh. The contacts to the Universities GITAM University (Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh), Andhra University (Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh), and Sri Venkateswara University (Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh). Where different topics were discussed. More: http://umweltgeologie.geologie.uni-halle.de/projekte
  • Feb. 8–9, 2013, International Humboldt Kolleg, New Delhi (India): The International Humboldt Kolleg at the Jawarhalal Nehru University with the heading: "Management of Water, Energy and Bio-resources in Changing Climate Regime: Emerging Issues and Environmental Challenges", presentation of hydrogeological models of Mexico, Egypt and Halle.
  • Nov. 18-20, 2012 Ain Shams University, Cairo (Egypt): OpenSource GIS course in the frame of the EU-TEMPUS project. The schedule was adapted to the needs of students coming from civil engineering.
  • 2012, Martin Luther Universität, Halle: OpenSource GIS Course in the frame of the DAAD Summer School of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) consisting of presentations and labs of different freely available GIS and their fruitful collaborative application.
  • Aug. 25 Sep. 7, 2012, Martin Luther Universiät, Halle: Course in numerical groundwater flow and transport modelling with foreign participants in different professions.
  • March 06-10, 2012, CeBIT Hannover: The Working group Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology of the MLU presents geological and hydrogeological models.
  • July 2011, Martin Luther Universiät, Halle: The International GIS Training Course on 3D Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology. Main topics were the 3D GIS tools, developed in the working group, called HyVis and InVis. Both tools are based on ESRI software and freely available (with manuals) on the homepage of the working group.
  • March 23-24, 2011, Cairo (Egypt) (REGWA company): 2 days short courses focused on hydrochemistry
  • March 26-29, 2011, Assiut (Egypt): Geological and hydrogeological modeling
  • 2011, Salzburg, Conferences of the IAMG, IMWA and ModelCaRe (Austria): The Conferences of the International Association for Mathematical Geology, International Mine Water Association and ModelCaRe were the platform for the oral presentation of the research about the interfaces of hydrogeological modelling systems.
  • 2011, Aachen, Conference of the International Mine Water Association: Presentation of two posters of the working group with the topics Halle model and MO2GEO development
  • March1-5, 2011, CeBIT, Hannover: The Institute for Geosciences, Department Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology MLU, presented their models of worldwide project area. Focus of the joint research of the Martin Luther University Halle, the Universidad Autonoma de Merida (Mexico) and the University Aachen (RWTH Aachen) is the behaviour of the saltwater-freshwater interface during the last 150,000 years.
  • Feb. 2010, Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi (India): Visit the Institute for Environmental Sciences of the Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi (JNU) the partner university of the Martin Luther University Halle with a short training programme in GIS applications in Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology, Feb. 16-18, 2010. Further a one day GIS training in the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Varanasi and a groundwater sampling in Varanasi for environmental contaminants.
  • Sep. 5-9, 2010 IMWA 2010 in Sydney (NS Canada): Presentation of the results of groundwater modelling Untere Mulde/Fuhne focussed on the influence of the open pit lignite mining.
  • Sep. 12-17, 2010, XXXVIII IAH Congress, Krakow (PL): Presentation of new investigations in the Nubian Aquifer System.
  • Sep. 20-23, 2010, Hydropredict Prag, (CZ): Participation at the conference Hydropredict 2010 with the research results of coupling methods for hydrogeological modelling systems.
  • March 17-25, 2009, Assiut University (Egypt): Three day workshop in the interpolation techniques for 3D modelling in environmental geology and hydrochemical equilibrium modelling and a three days tour through the Egyptian Oases (Kharga, Dakhla, Farafra and Bahariya) was scheduled to take groundwater samples from the deep wells.
  • Dec. 4, 2008: Awarded with the price for best teaching in the Institute for Geology at the University Halle
  • Associate editor of "Hydrogeology Journal"
  • Associate editor of "Grundwasser"
  • Member of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH)
  • Member of the FH-DGG (Association of Hydrogeologists in the German Geological Society),
  • Chair of the working group "Education and Information" and responsible for an overview of hydrogeological education at Universities in Germany
  • Member of the BUND Berlin (Friends of the Earth)

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