Teamleader: Johannes de Beer
We collect and make accessible knowledge and data to increase society's use of groundwater.
From left Torbjørn M. Sørdal, Pål Gundersen, Gaute Storrø, Pia Sunde, Tomm Berg, Sylvi Gaut, Randi Kalskin Ramstad, Kirsti Midttømme.- Øystein Jæger, Atle Dagestad and Hans deBeer. In front; team leader Bjørn Syvert Frengstad.
The team is involved in applied research, fieldwork, modelling and development work to improve protection of drinking water wells and the area around, and preservation of archaeological heritage.
Groundwater resources are mapped to meet society's demand for basic data, including EU's Water Frame Directive.
We administer and disseminate knowledge and data about wells and boreholes, groundwater quality and groundwater resources via the Water Well Database, GRANADA (National groundwater database) and the Internet Portal grunnvann.no.
The team has an open cooperation with municipalities, state organs, consultants, the well driller trade, as well as universities and research institutions in Norway and abroad. We run the national groundwater monitoring network (LGN) in cooperation with the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate, we collaborate in research on natural groundwater chemistry with Nordic colleagues, and participate in an European educational program for hydrogeologists.
We also participate in the activities of the International Association of Hydrogeologists.