Most of the projects I am involved in are concerned with finding appropriate sites for final waste disposal – a topic that is up to date and very exciting. So far, the main focus has been and is now on the geological characterisation of the sites, especially the salt deposits. The area to be considered for waste disposal is located between the island of Rügen and the Upper Rhine Graben – between Münsterland and Lausitz – opening up opportunities to consider a wide range of geological aspects and regions.
Field work also plays an important role in my work, which includes, for example, the monitoring of drilling operations to explore new potash deposits in Germany. As we are currently working on projects not only in Germany but also abroad, I have the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of projects and, in best case, to provide on-site support. This combination of different tasks fully meets the expectations I had hoped for when I joined ERCOSPLAN.