The two research sections of the Geophysical Institute (GPI), the Applied Geophysics and the Geophysics, contribute to the KIT Centers in many ways, and are interconnected within KIT along several lines. Scientists of the GPI contribute to the Karlsruhe Geosciences Colloquium at KIT.
The research section Applied Geophysics focuses on the further development of seismic imaging methods and their application to shallow targets in environmental geophysics, as well as their application to the exploration of hydrocarbon reservoirs. The Applied Geophysics contributes to the KIT Centers Energy and Climate and Environment.
The research section Geophysics is divided into the main areas of seismology and the investigation of geological, geophysical natural hazards. The research branch Seismology deals with measuring, analysing and modelling of the seismic wave field. In research on geological natural hazards, the quantification of their impacts, their prognosis and early warning is important. The Geophysics contributes to the KIT Centers Energy and Climate and Environment.