WP 5: Project coordination and outreach


geomint book The GeomInt Book is in printed now and is available as an open access book and, therefore, will be freely available to everbody who is interested. We thank the Springer publisher for the support in the book preparation and the smooth publication process. The GeomInt project and the most important research results will be also presented in the Topical Collection "Sustainable Utilization of Geosystems" in Environmental Earth Sciences, which will include research works from various projects of the BMBF "Geo:N Geosciences for Sustainability" program.

ees-2021.jpg The GeomInt team has contributed already four papers to the Geo:N Topical Collection in Environmental Earth Sciences, one is under review, one is close to submission. For details see: Geo:N Topical Collection

7th GeomInt2 Assembly, 21 July 2022, Virtual Meeting (11:00-13:00 Uhr)


  • Welcome and agenda
  • Webpage updates
  • Progress reports by teams (see link below)
  • Discussion on final report contents (Overleaf template will be provided)
  • Publication updates on GeomInt@Mendeley
  • Next meeting (09/2022): Draft of final report

Venue: https://tu-dresden.zoom.us/j/4460108921

6th GeomInt2 Assembly, 12 May 2022, Virtual Meeting (11:00-13:00 Uhr)

Agenda (new video link via Zoom !)

  • Welcome and agenda
  • Webpage updates on WP news
  • Progress reports by teams (see link below)
  • Discussion on final report format (e.g. Springer Briefs in Energy )
  • Publication updates on GeomInt@Mendeley
  • Next meeting (07/2022): topics

Venue: https://tu-dresden.zoom.us/j/4460108921

5th GeomInt2 Assembly, 27 January 2021, Virtual Meeting (11:00-13:00 Uhr)


Venue: https://www.gotomeet.me/OlafKolditz

4th GeomInt2 Assembly, 05 October 2021, Virtual Meeting (14:30-16:30 Uhr)

Agenda (comes on 26.09.2021):

  • Welcome and additional agenda points
  • Webpage updates
  • Progress reports by teams (see link below)
  • Next meeting (12/2021): topics

Venue: https://www.gotomeet.me/OlafKolditz

3nd GeomInt2 Assembly, 01 July 2021, Virtual Meeting (13-15 Uhr)


  • Welcome and additional agenda points
  • GeomInt final and GeomInt2 ongoing reporting
  • Geo:N Topical Collection (EES 2020 JIF = 2.784 (Q2))
  • Literature management via Mendeley
  • Webpage updates (shifted to next meeting)
  • Progress reports by teams (see link below)
  • Next meeting (09/2021): project half-time

Venue: https://www.gotomeet.me/OlafKolditz


Presentations: GeomInt2 cloud

2nd GeomInt2 Assembly, 06 April 2021, Virtual Meeting

The second project meeting was conducted for progress reporting and the preparation of the final symposium of the first phase of the "Geo:N Geosciences for Sustainability" programme on 13.04.2021

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1st GeomInt2 Assembly, 17 December 2020, Virtual Meeting

The first project meeting of the BMBF-Geo:N GeomInt2 project took place on 17 December 2020 as a virtual conference (see photo). First progress reports have been presented by each team. Secondly, final todos for the publication of the GeomInt book have been discussed. The chapter proofs will be submitted end of the year to the publisher. We welcome Tuanny Cajuhi from BGR to the GeomInt team!


The first Geo:N Software-Workshop was held on 15.04.2020 as a webinar (see agenda below). The aim of the event is first of all a short outline of the state of the art and an overview of methods as well as mutual information in the field of scientific software development in the context of the Geo:N project. We thank the referents for their valuable contributions and the audience for the vivid discussion. The next workshop is planned in spring/summer 2021.

geo:n software-workshop Agenda of the first Geo:N Software Workshop

6th GeomInt Assembly, 13 February 2020, Freiberg (TUBAF)

The six general assembly of the BMBF-Geo:N GeomInt project took place on 13 February 2019 in Freiberg hosted by TUBAF (photo). Project achievements were presented by all partners and discussed in view of the preparation for the upcoming Geo:N Symposium in March in Bonn. The status of the GeomInt book as a comprehensive overview of project activities and results was reviewed and the proposal for GeomInt2 was discussed.


5th GeomInt Assembly, 14-15 November 2019, Leipzig (UFZ/IfG)

The fifth general assembly of GeomInt on 14.11.2019 was combined with the 48. Geomechanik-Kolloquium on 15.11.2019 in Leipzig hosted by IfG in the beautiful venue of the Paulinum of the University of Leipzig (photo left). 3 GeomInt presentations at the traditional geomechanical symposium gave an overview of the project and insight into the research (photo left).

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GeomInt @ Geomechanik-Kolloquium 2019

GeomInt will be participating in the 48th Geomechanik-Kolloquium on 15 November 2019 in Leipzig hosted by IfG with two invited talks (see http://www.ifg-leipzig.com/de/media/news/detail/48-geomechanik-kolloquium/). The first presentation will give an overview of the project "GeomInt - Geomechanical integrity of host and barrier rocks - experiment, modeling and analysis of discontinuities" (Kolditz, Nagel & GeomInt Team). In the second talk, a research highlight "Direct shear tests (on crystalline rocks): Experiment and simulation" will be presented by the TUBAF team (Poetschke, Frühwirth, Konietzky). The day before the conference, on 14 November, the 5th GeomInt Meeting will be held at UFZ.

4th GeomInt Assembly, 04 July 2019, Leipzig (IfG)

The fourth general assembly of the BMBF-Geo:N GeomInt project took place on 04 July 2019 in Leipzig hosted by IfG (photo). Wolfgang Minkley, CEO of IfG, welcomed the participants in their newly renovated building. The main topic of the meeting was the Model-Experiment-Exercises (MEX) and surrounding discussion. The MEX are the backbone of the project in addition to the experimental work and will be presented in the GeomInt book.

Current and future activities:

  • The Geo:N Topical Collection in Environmental Earth Sciences is now open for submission, and contributions from GeomInt have been identified.
  • In the near future, the GeomInt data management concept is due for implementation.
  • A Geo:N software seminar will be prepared for 2020.
  • The next GeomInt Assembly will be held on 14.11.2019 in Leipzig in conjunction with the “Geomechanik-Kolloquium” where GeomInt will be presented.

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3rd GeomInt Assembly, 04.-05.04.2019, University of Kiel (CAU)

The third general assembly of the BMBF-Geo:N GeomInt project took place on 04.-05.04.2019 in Kiel (Photo). The meeting started with the regular WP reports on experimental and modelling works. Focus of the meeting was set on further development of the model-experiment-exercises (MEE concept) which are dedicated to combine both areas tightly. The GeomInt book project is now online on Overleaf for continuous collaborative writing. We decided to have quarterly meetings until the end of the GeomInt project for further intensification of collaboration. Bernhard Vowinkel (BGR) was welcomed into the team. The next GeomInt Assembly will be held on 04.07.2019 in Leipzig.

3rd GeomInt Assembly

 2nd Geo:N Statusseminar, 29-30.11.2018, Berlin

The second general assembly of the BMBF-Geo:N project took place in Berlin where all Geo:N collaborative projects have been presented. The GeomInt status report was jointly given by Olaf Kolditz (general part), Frank Wuttke (experiments), and Thomas Nagel (modelling). We received positive feedback concerning the general progress as well as our networking activities.

Link to the GeomInt talk and poster: https://www.ufz.de/geomint/index.php?en=43421 , http://www.ufz.de/geomint/index.php?en=43418

Geo:N Assembly GeomInt Team at 2nd Geo:N Assembly, 30-31.11.2018 Berlin: (Keita Yoshioka (UFZ), Jobst Maßmann (BGR), Amir Shoarian Sattari (CAU), Frank Wuttke (CAU), Matthias Nest (IfG), Thomas Nagel (TUBAF/UFZ), Holger Steeb (Uni Stuttgart), Olaf Kolditz (UFZ) (from left to right). Sorry, Daniel Pötschke (TUBAF) is missing from the photo; he was also attending. Geo:N Assembly Thomas Nagel Thomas Nagel gave the report of the GeomInt modelling activities and progress

Personalia: Project Management Support by Leslie Jakobs

LJakobs During the maternal leave of Carolin Helbig, Leslie Jakobs is strengthening the project management team. She is the Managing Editor of Geothermal Energy, an ISI-listed, open-access journal, and Editor of the InterPore Newsletter.

Leslie is our entry point for any questions concerning the GeomInt project, feel free to contact her via leslie.jakobs@ufz.de .

2nd GeomInt Assembly, 28-29.08.2018, BGR Hannover

The second general assembly of the BMBF-Geo:N GeomInt project took place in Hannover (Photo). The meeting was opened by the meeting's hosts, Frau Dr. Fahland and Herr Dr. Enste from BGR. The agenda was split into two parts (i) progress reports of each work package (see WP News) and (ii) starting the preparations for the 2nd Geo:N Statusseminar in November 2018 in Berlin. The next GeomInt Assembly will be held in Spring 2019 in Kiel.

Link to the meeting protocol: https://www.ufz.de/geomint/index.php?en=43421

2nd GeomInt assembly 2nd GeomInt Assembly, 28-29.08.2018, BGR Hannover (Thomas Frühwirt (TUBAF), Uwe-Jens Görke (UFZ), Amir Shoarian Sattari (CAU), Jobst Maßmann (BGR), Matthias Nest (IfG), Daniel Pötschke (TUBAF), Keita Yoshioka (UFZ), Holger Steeb (Uni Stuttgart), Peter Schmidt (Uni Stuttgart), Maria Osorno (Uni Stuttgart), Olaf Kolditz (UFZ), (from right to left)

Personalia: Thomas Nagel Professor and Chair with TU Freiberg

Th. Nagel Berüfung Thomas Nagel was appointed as Full Professor and Chair of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering with Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg in September 2019.

Congratulations to Thomas from the GeomInt Team ! https://tu-freiberg.de/presse/helmholtz-forscher-wird-neuer-professor-an-der-tu-freiberg

The project management published the GeomInt website that contains information about the project partners, work packages, applied methods as well as an overview of software used in GeomInt, projects linked to GeomInt and the research infrastructures used in the project.

The GeomInt project management developed a data management plan including a data policy paper that is the basis for the data management within the project and can be adjusted dynamically during the entire project period. The Papers are now in the process of approval.

The GeomInt partners participated the kick-off meeting of the BMBF program Geo:N "Underground geosystems". The project coordination presented the GeomInt project and held discussions with representatives of the other projects in the program, e.g. about potential cooperation in data management with the TestUm Aquifer project.

Kick-Off Meeting Representatives of BGR, University of Kiel, Institute for Mountain Mechanics, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, University of Stuttgart and UFZ.

On 9th and 10th of October, the Kick-Off meeting of the GeomInt project took place at the UFZ in Leipzig. The project partners discussed the first steps and milestones as well as important project management topics like the data management.