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. The project has a duration of 4 years and started 1 November 2009


EnerGEO-The Project: Global energy demand is growing and will continue to do so for decades to come. Since the production, transport and use of energy puts immense pressure on the environment and the ecosystem, there is serious concern regarding the sustainability of energy consumption. In order to solve this issue, the increased and more efficient use of renewable energy carriers is intended. Therefore the exploitation of renewable energy carriers must be planned and monitored to minimize negative impacts.
The introduction video presents general information on earth observation, the EnerGEO project as well as GEO and GEOSS.


Within EnerGEO 4 pilots will be prepared and performed. On three of the four pilots a short movie to learn more about these pilots have been made:

EnerGEO-BIOMASS: Biomass available for energetic use is limited and a sustainable use of bioenergy is a complex challenge. The clip gives information on biomass resources, relevant datasets for impact analysis, the relevance of sustainable biomass use and the contribution of EnerGEO to the impact assessment of bioenergy use.

EnerGEO-SOLAR ENERGY: Solar energy can be used for the generation of heat and electricity on household level as well as in big scale solar installations. The solar clip informs about the most important factors influencing solar energy use. The role of earth observation in gathering data relevant for solar energy is outlined.


EnerGEO-WIND ENERGY: The increasing significance of wind power calls for a sustainable use of wind energy, accounting for potentials as well as for environmental impacts of wind energy use.The wind clip shows relevant datasets coming from earth observation for the identification of suitable areas for wind power installations and gives information on the minimisation possibilities of environmental effects of wind power.






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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