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

Work packages

The project is divided in 7 workpackages:

Workpackage 1: Environmental Impact Model and Cost Assessment


  • To adapt and to link leading integrated assessment tools for comprehensive energy systems assessment in view of the emerging GEOSS
  • To develop a methodology, which is consistent with GEO, to assess the environmental impacts and costs of energy resource exploitation using a cluster of existing energy models
  • To set up the EnerGEO model cluster to assimilate products of GEOSS.
  • To develop consistent EnerGEO scenarios aimed at GEOSS impact assessment

For more detailed information please contact the WP Leader mr Michael Obersteiner from IIASA.

Workpackage 2: Global Observation Systems


A review about the existing and foreseen GEOSS system in relation to WP 1.0 data needs will be performed on a compartment wise level.

Special focus is laid on the European Global Monitoring of Environment and Security (GMES) initiative and other related initiatives e.g. in the US within the NASA Applied Science Program. The consortium provides direct contact to GMES fast track services on ocean, land and atmosphere, as partners involved in these GMES fast track and pilot services GEOLAND-2, MACC, MyOCEAN are also partners of this consortium.

The objective of this work package is to give an overview of existing relevant global EO- and in-situ datasets, determine their applicability in the context of EnerGEO and assess any gaps.

For more detailed information please contact the WP Leader ms Marion Schroedter-Homscheidt from DLR.

Workpackage 3: Systems Engineering

The main objective of this WP is to develop and design the hardware and software architecture of the system based on the WP1 requirements. Main focus will be laid upon the interoperability of the system and will consider the GEOSS architecture requirements

For more detailed information please contact the WP Leader mr Thomas Blaschke from ARC.

Workpackage 4: Development of Pilots

The general objective of the work package is to prepare, perform and coordinate four pilot tests (fossil fuels, biomass, solar energy and wind) that implement the observational capacity and environmental assessment approach for the most important current and future energy resources. This will be based on the developments of WP 1, 2 and 3.

The main concept is that the different pilots should have the capability of testing the different functions of the global observation strategy for monitoring the impact of the exploitation of energy resources on the environment and demonstrate it’s viability for the most important current and future energy resources worldwide. During the testing phase, there should be iteration with the WP-s 1-3. In addition to correct bugs, iteration will promote finalizing the operational parameters, functionality and competence of the EnerGEO observational capacity.

Specific objectives include: 

  • Decide which GEO-requirements will be implemented by the pilots;
  • Preparation of the pilots. The necessary data must be made available, required services running, etc.
  • Running the pilots
  • Support the running pilots
  • Make recommendations for WP5 according to the pilots
  • Evaluate the pilots

For more detailed information please contact the WP Leader mr Emile Elewaut from TNO.

Workpackage 5: Implementation of Integrated Assessments and Observations

This WP aims at running the PIA for several known scenarios in order to obtain integrated assessment for each scenario. From this experience, new scenarios will be elaborated and assessed. At last, the WP will issue guidelines for an improved decision support tool. WP5 starts by implementing the integrated assessment framework and then contribute to the definition of new scenarios via the running of the PIA
The objectives are:

  • Implementation of the tools for performing integrated assessments
  • Running the PIA for several known scenarios
  • Definition of new scenarios for exploitation of energy resources
  • Establishment of guidelines for an improved decision support tool

For more detailed information please contact the WP Leader mr Thierry Ranchin from ARMINES.

Workpackage 6: Dissemination

This work package accompanies all activities throughout the lifespan of the project with different intensities.
The project results and their dissemination and exploitation are a key aspect of the EnerGEO project. In order to ensure effective dissemination outside the EnerGEO consortium, a series of activities have been defined and are described below. These dissemination actions will be monitored during half yearly progress meetings involving the entire consortium.

The objective of the work package is to disseminate the project results to end-users and the research community. Central to these activities will be the objective to bring the results to the forefront of the GEO-community by feeding into the GEO-portal as an outlet. Reference will be made to up-coming developments under EC INSPIRE.

For more detailed information please contact the WP Leader mr Peter Zeil from PLUS.

Workpackage 7: Projectmanagement

The objectives of this workpackage are

  • Coordination of the technical activities of the project and linking together all project components.
  • The overall legal, contractual, ethical, financial and administrative management.
  • Coordination of knowledge management and other innovation-related activities together with WP6 Dissemination.
  • Maintaining communication with the Commission and each partner

For more detailed information please contact the WP Leader mr Menno Dillen from TNO. 




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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