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ERE Energy, Resources and the Environment Division on Energy, Resources and the Environment

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Division on Energy, Resources and the Environment
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Division on Energy, Resources and the Environment

President: Viktor Bruckman (ere@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Sonja Martens (martens@gfz-potsdam.de)

The EGU brings together geoscientists from all over Europe and the rest of the world, covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. This geoscientific interdisciplinarity is needed to tackle the challenges of the future. A major challenge for humankind is to provide adequate and reliable supplies of affordable energy and other resources. These should be obtained in environmentally sustainable ways, which is essential for economic prosperity, environmental quality and political stability around the world. One goal of the division Energy, Resources & the Environment (ERE) is to be a leading discussion forum for these issues. The core of the division consists of experts in various fields that will help meet the mutually coupled challenges of energy, resources and the environment.

ECS Representative: Giorgia Stasi (ecs-ere@egu.eu)

Our team

Viktor Bruckman

Viktor Bruckman

  • President
  • Programme Group Chair
  • Email

Viktor’s research interests include renewable energy from biomass, with a focus on forests. He is also involved in biochar research and the investigation of carbon and nutrient cycles which includes soil processes and climate change. His interdisciplinary and holistic approaches are directed towards a sustainable and eco-friendly utilization of biomass as a source for energy and industrial raw materials.


Sonja Martens

Sonja Martens

Sonja is a civil and environmental engineer by training with a background in both academia and industry. Her research focuses on hydrogeology , numerical flow and transport simulations and the sustainable use of georesources and the subsurface, for example investigating CO2 storage in geological media.


Johannes Miocic

Johannes Miocic

Johannes is a geologist with a background in sedimentology and structural geology. His research focuses on the secure and sustainable use of the subsurface for the energy transition, including carbon dioxide and hydrogen storage and geothermal energy. He is particularly interested in (1) how pore-scale mechanisms influence reservoir scale processes, (2) faults and (3) what role subsurface utilisation can and should play in a renewable energy system.


Ana Teresa Maçãs Lima

Ana Teresa Maçãs Lima

Ana T. Lima is a senior researcher at the Technical University of Denmark. Her work fringes on the natural and built environments, using (bio)geochemical, engineering, and modeling tools to understand contaminants in this continuum, create solutions, and translate them into policy. For the last 15+ years, she has worked on several continents and has had the opportunity to work with world-renowned leaders in two distinct fields: electrokinetics and (bio)geochemistry. Her most recent interests stem from the need to improve construction materials sustainability and quantify circular economy practices in alleviating GHG emissions and resource use.


Michael Kühn

Michael Kühn

  • Publications Officer
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Michael is a geochemist and hydrogeologist by training with a research focus on the numerical simulation of hydrogeothermal systems in the subsurface. This includes quantification of interactions between deep and shallow groundwater systems, geochemical water-rock-interactions, coupled numerical simulation (hydraulical, thermal, mechanical, chemical), formation of ore deposits, CO2 storage in geologic formations and hydrogeothermal energy provision.


Sarah Weihmann

Sarah Weihmann

  • OSPP Co-ordinator
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Sarah Weihmann has a background in geosciences with focus on geomechanics and has been involved in both academic and industry projects in the oil and gas and nuclear waste storage sector. Her ongoing research interests include faults and fractures in geoenergy applications, geological storage of nuclear waste, reservoir geomechanics and numerical simulations. She is currently working at RWTH Aachen.


Giorgia Stasi

Giorgia Stasi

  • ECS Representative
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I am a geologist working since 2017 at the Geological Survey of Belgium (RBINS) with a focus on critical raw materials and technology development. I am currently enrolled in a PhD program in Applied Geophysics at the University of Liège (Belgium), with a research focusing on the development of geophysical techniques for deep mining and robotic autonomous exploration. As the new ERE ECS representative I would like to increase the opportunity of networking and connection, creating an active ECS community within the ERE division. I strongly believe in collaboration and in the importance in supporting young scientists in their career. If you’re interested in getting involved, do not hesitate to get in touch!

Recent awardees

Roberto E. Rizzo

Roberto E. Rizzo

  • 2024
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2024 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Roberto E. Rizzo for outstanding research in the field of rock fractures and associated community service.


Johannes Miocic

Johannes Miocic

  • 2023
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2023 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Johannes Miocic for outstanding and innovative research and community service in the field of safe and sustainable subsurface storage.


Kai Bröker

Kai Bröker

  • 2023
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2023 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Kai Bröker Slip tendency and reactivation pressure prediction of natural fractures at the Bedretto Underground Laboratory, Switzerland


Philip Salter

Philip Salter

  • 2023
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2023 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Philip Salter Exploiting induced carbonate precipitation to improve reservoir storage integrity and geothermal system efficiency

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

It’s the beginning of a brand new year, and our science community is pushing for much-needed change. Journalist Ayesha Tandon launched the global south climate database to improve diversity in climate research, while artist and illustrator Heike Jane Zimmermann sheds light on the many ways that art can change the way we teach science.

We also hear from researcher Gino de Gelder who tells us how tectonics and sea-level change have and will influence the evolution of coral reefs and mangroves on the Indonesian coastlines.

EGU Editorial Manager Eduardo Q. Alves debunks three peer review myths following our first Peer Review Training. And EGU Policy Manager Chloe Hill offers a helpful sneak peak into EGU’s Science for Policy 2024 Agenda.

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