In the research project MapField, scientists, companies, authorities and the agriculture sector will collaborate to develop innovative environmental technologies that will help protect Danish groundwater, streams and fjords against nitrogen pollution while at the same time creating better production conditions for agriculture. MapField will create knowledge about the nature of the subsurface with a few metres accuracy, which is crucial for precise predictions of the water and nitrogen pathways and turnover from the individual field to groundwater and streams in specific hydrological catchments. GEUS is the leading part of the project and the Innovation Fund Denmark supports the project with 18,9 millions.
Groundwater mapping in Denmark is internationally acknowledged and regarded as a benchmark approach. Massive amounts of data (well logs, geophysical, geo- and hydro-logical data) have been collected. Today these data are combined in a deterministic sequential workflow, where, typically, a single final model represents all available information. While successful, this workflow has some limitations: There is no way to ensure the final model consistency with all information at hand, and there is no way to ensure correct uncertainty quantification.
The main goal of RESPROB is to develop a probabilistic data integration workflow that allows consistent integration of well-log, geophysical and geological data. The resulting probabilistic geomodel should be efficient tool for end-users for informed, data-driven, decision making and for risk assessment.
PSPA (PhD project):
The project Probalistic Seismic Prospect Assessment (PSPA) will develop software as an effecient tool for computing models of the underground from the massive amounts of geophysical data that modern technology facilitates. Elaborate underground models minimize the oil companies risk of initiating expensive drillings in the wrong places which as a result reduces the economic risk considerable.