WHO WE ARE

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The Laboratory of Georesources (LGR) is a public research structure under the direction of the Centre for Water Research and Technologies (CERTE) located in Borj-Cedria in Tunisia. We have more than 20 years of experience in developing and applying top-level research in the field of geosciences. We work in a multidisciplinary approach and closely with stakeholders and socioeconomic partners to solve priority issues in the country such as these related to water major challenges.

We are more than 35 researchers from various disciplines covering hydrology, hydrogeology, geophysics, geomodelling, remote sensing, geology, geochemistry, geomaterials valorization, biostratigraphy, and climate change working together to address these challenges facing society and science. We are also contributing to academia by publishing original research in peer-reviewed journals, and actively involved in teaching, training and supervising Master and PhD researchers by providing them all scientific and technical support and a wide range of facilities and equipment.

About LGR ?

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LGR develops leading edge applied geosciences research to provide scientific development and technical support to the society to solve environmental critical issues under changing conditions including water resources modelling under climate and land use change, water quality assessment, geological, geophysical and geochemical investigation, field monitoring, on-site and remote sensing data acquisition techniques, and hydrological and hydrogeological modelling. The LGR is also organising many scientific events to disseminate recent findings and programs to a wide range of audience. The Atlas Geosciences International Conference (AGIC) is a bi-annual international conference organised by the LGR since 2017 and is being now recognized as a high-scientific level event to discuss recent advances in applied geosciences (AGIC).

Because we deliver science to society, LGR is very active in civil society and working with many national and international NGOs. In this regard, LGR is happy to announce the creation of the Association Tunisienne de Géoressources “ATGr” aiming at valorising the geological diversity and heritage as well as geoscience education on all levels in Tunisia (visit the ATGr page).

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EXPERTISE

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For more than 20 years we have been delivering expertise in applied geosciences to public organisations as well as private sectors and industry to support their development in strategic areas. We provide:

  • Transfer of knowledge and technologies in various geosciences areas
  • Research-oriented products including thematic maps
  • Research based guidance and solutions to water management and project development
  • Comprehensive environmental data analyses
  • Remote sensing products
  • Local and regional climate change products
  • Water pollution risk mapping products
  • Analyses of soil and water quality
  • Environmental organic geochemistry
  • Smart technologies for surface and groundwater monitoring
  • Reservoir geomodel construction using numerical and geostistical methods incorporating facies and petrophysical simulations
  • Valorization of geomaterials and their applications in industry
  • Organic geochemistry for Source rock evaluation
  • Geophysical investigation and mapping
  • geological mapping

RESEARCH FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT

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Geophysics

Gravity, electric, seismic and electro-magnetic investigations of deep and near surface groundwater tables and Petroleum  geologic structures and reservoirs

Geochemistry

Geochemical approaches to study  organic and inorganic compounds in solid and liquid matrices such as rocks, soils, water in a modern and ancient environment.

Hydrogeology and Hydrology

The art hydrological and hydrogeological models spanning from process-based to Data Driven models.

Climate change

We perform studies to investigate the impact of climate change on the different facets of the hydrological cycle including the magnitude, timing, and frequencies of the flow.

Geomodeling and Reservoir Characterization

Data analysis and thinking, stratigraphic/facies analysis, Reservoir geomodel construction…

Structural geology

High-end computers to draw the geological map, generate the tectonic models, and use fault kinematics inversion method.

Remote sensing

Making measurements of the earth using sensors on airplanes or satellites.  (Sentinel-2, Landsat-8 and Radar)

Geomaterials valorization

Clays, quartz sands, carbonates and gypsumceramics, pottery, water treatment, eco-construction, thalassotherapy, pharmacy..