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Alumnus in the (Geo)industry

Alumnus in the (Geo)industry



Fabian Limberger (igem)

Martin Pontius (52°North)

Both presentations will be given in english!


Fabian Limberger:

Working in research projects in the field of applied geoscience and geophysics.


The Institute for Geothermal Resource Management (Bingen / Mainz) is concerned with recent topics in applied geoscience and works as a link between scientific research and industry, to provide scientific knowledge as well as to investigate unresolved research questions, technical conflicts and challenges.
Hence, the research of induced seismicity and fracture behavior of the subsoil in relation to geothermal power plants was and still is one focus of the daily work at igem. I will give an overview about latest projects concerning this working field. Myself, I am working on the current KWISS project, which aims to investigate the effect of wind turbines on seismological stations. For this purpose, the seismic wave field around a wind farm will be measured, analyzed and simulated by means of 41 broadband seismometers in the near and far field. This research is in cooperation with the AG Seismology of the Goethe University Frankfurt. I would like to present you my work in this project.


Martin Pontius:

Software development in the research at 52°North
In this presentation I will introduce my employer 52°North and my work as software engineer in the Geo-IT industry. I will explain the business domains of 52°North GmbH with a focus on the expert network as well as on the development and maintenance of open source software for geoinformation applications.
Additionally, two research projects will be presented: in the RIESGOS project (https://www.riesgos.de/en/) the risk of natural hazards in the Andes region is investigated. The goal is to connect hazards like earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis or landslides in a multi-hazard risk assessment and to develop information system components; the second project, TAMIS (http://tamis.kn.e-technik.tu-dortmund.de/), is about the development of a central system to monitor large water dams by utilizing data from different sensors which provide measurements in near real time. A special focus will be set on the technical realization where OGC web services like WPS (Web Processing Service) or SOS (Sensor Observation Service) play a key role. These web services are actively used and advanced by 52°North and are a central contribution to the research projects.