BGR - Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources


At a glance

  • Research projects and scientific investigations
  • Raw materials for electromobility, wind and solar power systems
  • Energy resources as a bridging technology
  • Underground energy storage, geothermal energy
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Brief description

The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) advises and informs the Federal Government and German business on all issues relating to geosciences and natural resources. As the German Centre of Excellence for geoscience, BGR’s work focuses on ensuring that natural resources are used in a way that is economically and environmentally sound and thus in the interest of humankind. The BGR is a higher federal authority. It is subordinate to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and is part of Germany‘s scientific and technical infrastructure. As Germany’s Geological Survey, BGR undertakes a large number of international duties. In Germany, its main task is to act as a co-ordinator.

Contact in Germany

Contact person:
Andreas Beuge
+49 (0)511 643 0