Facts and figures

The International Energy Agency has estimated that global primary energy demand will increase by 40 – 50% from 2003 to 2030 (IEA).

The EnerGEO project consists of 12 partners from 6 countries and  has a duration of 4 years. The project started 1November 2009


The project consists of 7 work packages.

The starting point for this structure is WP 1.0 which brings together existing environmental impact models for various energy resources, harmonize common approaches between them and adjust where necessary. 

Based on these specifications a careful inventory and gap analysis of existing observation systems for the various environmental (sub-) domains will be performed in WP 2.0. The results will be used as a guidance for WP 3.0. In parallel, various pilots will start in WP 4.0, dedicated to the testing of the observing system. Starting point of the pilots are regional, well defined cases for the following energy resources: fossil fuel (oil, gas, coal), biomass, solar energy and wind. These pilots make use of the models of WP 1.0 and observation systems of WP 2.0 to assess the various impacts. Finally, the distributed system of WP3.0 and the experience of pilots in WP 4.0 will be input for WP 5.0 which objective it is to assess at a continental to global level the impact of the exploitation of energy resources taking into consideration their relative abundance and likely shifts in energy use. Dissemination will take place in WP 6.0, where the objective to bring the results in the forefront of the GEO-community e.g. by using the GEO-portal, will be a central issue.




This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 226364


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