Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin 31 - 2014

Review of Survey activities 2013

Edited by Ole Bennike, Adam A. Garde and W. Stuart Watt

This Review of Survey activities presents a selection of 22 papers reflecting the wide spectrum of activities of the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, from the microscopic to the plate-tectonic level.
The Survey's activities in Denmark and surrounding areas are illustrated by 11 articles covering mapping of fractures in Precambrian rocks, shale gas investigations, chalk architecture, a new technique for CO2-flooding experiments of chalk, Cretaceous and Palaeogene biostratigraphy, groundwater geology, Quaternary geology, stormwater management and geothermal energy.
Activities in Greenland are covered by nine papers, four of which deal with mineral and petroleum exploration. One paper deals with seismology, three papers describe the Survey's monitoring of the Greenland ice sheet and one paper deals with long-term changes of the Upernavik Isstrøm.
The Survey's activities in the new Center for Minerals and Materials (MiMa) are the subject of one paper, and finally on the occasion of its 125th anniversary in 2013, the Survey's history is briefly described.