Earth sciences

Earth sciences

DTU conducts research into the Earth's resources, the environmental impact of industrial processes and emissions, the adaptation of ecosystems, and the sustainable utilization of plants and soil—including the use and recirculation of their resources. We also research technologies adapted to the special conditions near the poles, and provide solutions to government authorities and companies that operate in these areas.

Research subjects

Geology Marine research Ice research Earth's magnetic field Climate change Mapping and surveying Meteorology Polar research Raw materials and raw materials exploitation

Departments and Centres

DTU Aqua

DTU Aqua conducts research, provides advice, educates at university level and contributes to innovation in sustainable exploitation and management of aquatic resources. We investigate the biology and population ecology of aquatic organisms, aquatic physical and chemical processes and ecosystem...

Centre for Oil and Gas - DTU

The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre at DTU is tasked with researching and developing new technologies with a view to improving utilization of the North Sea reserves of oil and gas. The centre is located at DTU and affiliated with research groups at the University of Copenhagen...

DTU Chemical Engineering

DTU Chemical Engineering’s main activities lie within the areas of product design, process design and production in the chemical, biotechnological, pharmaceutical, food technological and energy technological industries.

DTU Civil Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering carries out teaching and research in a number of building relevant courses and subjects, as well as contributes to the establishment of social and commerical values through building technical knowledge and development

DTU Environment

Welcome to DTU Environment. We work at the highest international level to develop new environmentally friendly & sustainable technologies and disseminate this knowledge to society and the new generations of engineers. Our activities in research, teaching and innovation are focused on: Environmental...

DTU Management Engineering

DTU Management Engineering contributes actively to the development of management tools and optimisation of processes by using and re-thinking theoretical engineering perspectives, models and methods.

DTU Mechanical Engineering

DTU Mechanical Engineering conducts teaching and research in basic mechanics, advanced design tools, product development, energy systems, coastal hydrodynamics and marine technology.  

DTU Space

DTU Space uses space as a base to learn more about the Earth, our solar system and the universe.