Project: Hazard and Impact Knowledge for Europe

Acronym HIKE (Reference Number: GeoE.171.011)
Duration 01/07/2018 - 30/06/2021
Project Topic The HIKE project aims to support research and assessments of induced hazards and impacts that are related to the exploitation of subsurface resources and capacities throughout Europe. This will be achieved through development, demonstration and implementation of harmonized subsurface data sets and methodologies, investigation of applied use cases, and facilitation of knowledge shared between geological surveys and stakeholders. WP-2 focuses on the development of a European fault database covering a comprehensive set of static and dynamic geological and physical characteristics needed for the assessment of seismic hazards, ground movements, leakage and fluid migration, sealing capacities, fluid flow and other types of dynamic behaviour. This database will be developed, populated and tested in conjunction with several other GeoERA projects and external stakeholder involvement. WP-3 establishes novel hazard and impact research methods and investigates the added value of the established fault information in several case studies and geological settings across Europe. WP-4 concludes the research activities with future recommendations and the establishment of a share point for information, knowledge and preferred practices related to hazard and impact research. This share point is intended to provide a collaboration and knowledge exchange platform for future research by geological surveys and other stakeholders. WP-5 governs the embedding of the results into the GeoERA Information Platform.
Project Results
(after finalisation)
The main ambition of HIKE is to establish a European information system containing high quality and user-oriented fault information, based on common standards and improved workflows for fault characterization. These workflows and standards must be implemented at the geological surveys of Europe in order to facilitate future continuation of maintenance of the database. The consortium partners share the further ambition to develop this system into a public end-user tool and information repository for applied hazard and impact studies.
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Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek c Netherlands
2 Albanian Geological Survey Partner Albania
3 Geologische Bundesanstalt Partner Austria
4 Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences – Geological Survey of Belgium Partner Belgium
5 Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Partner Denmark
6 Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières Partner France
7 Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe Partner Germany
8 Landesamt für Bergbau, Geologie und Rohstoffe Brandenburg Partner Germany
9 Landesamt für Geologie und Bergwesen Sachsen-Anhalt Partner Germany
10 Bayerisches Landesamt für Umwelt Partner Germany
11 Islenskar orkurannsoknir – Iceland GeoSurvey Partner Iceland
12 Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale Partner Italy
13 Servizio Geologico, Sismico e dei Suoli della Regione Emilia-Romagna Partner Italy
14 Agenzia Regionale per la Protezione Ambientale del Piemonte Partner Italy
15 Lietuvos Geologijos Tarnyba prie Aplinkos Ministerijos Partner Lithuania
16 Polish Geological Institute – National Research Institute Partner Poland
17 Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia Partner Portugal
18 Geološki zavod Slovenije Partner Slovenia
19 State Research and Development Enterprise – State Information Geological Fund of Ukraine Partner Ukraine