Welcome to LIAG

We are the Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics - LIAG. The LIAG is an independent, research institute that uses geophysical methods to solve geoscientific questions. The focus of our work is exploring structures and processes in the subsurface, and the development of methods and techniques required in geophysics, geohydraulics, geothermics, and geochronology.

Research targets are directed to address the needs of the society and solve issues of future concern. The institute's activities are mainly in Germany. It cooperates with national and international partners.

The Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics is the renamed former GGA-Institut or 'Institut für Geowissenschaftliche Gemeinschaftsaufgaben', in German. It was  founded by law in Lower Saxony in the year 2000.

The institute is located in the Geozentrum Hannover, together with the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) and the Landesamt für Bergbau, Energie und Geologie (LBEG) which acts as the Geological Survey of Lower Saxony.


Scientia is interested in Tannwald Basin.

Our detailed research report of 2015 as PDF

(only available in german)