- Numerical groundwater
- GIS with programming in VBA and C++
- Organic hydrochemistry
- Field investigations
Memberships and Cooperation
- Oct. 17-20,
2014, IAMG Conference, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
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):
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):
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
Aachen, Conference of the International Mine Water Association:
Presentation of two posters of the working group with the topics
Halle model and MO2GEO development
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
- Member of the International
Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH)
- Member of the FH-DGG
(Association of Hydrogeologists in the German Geological Society),
of the working group "Education and Information" and
responsible for an overview of hydrogeological education at Universities
- Member of the BUND
Berlin (Friends of the Earth)
Leadership of actual Projects: