The R&D-Programme GEOTECHNOLOGIEN gives attention to the "System Earth". Research focuses on interactions between sub-systems as well as on a better understanding of structures and dynamic processes in the interior and on the surface of Planet Earth. 


GEOTECHNOLOGIEN is a geoscientific research and development programme funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Research Foundation (DFG).

The GEOTECHNOLOGIEN operational structure is build up by a nationwide network of transdisciplinary research joint ventures. 13 major Key Research Themes address future social and economical needs and demands. Next to the classic geosciences disciplines engineering sciences and neighboring natural sciences are participating in currently more than 120 joint research projects. By close interaction of publicly financed research and privately supported cooperation, more than 44 Universities, 31 research institutions and more than 50 industry partners are engaged within GEOTECHNOLOGIEN.

GEOTECHNOLOGIEN ist ein geowissenschaftliches Forschungs- und Entwicklungsprogramm und wird vom Bildungsministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) und der Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) gefördert.