Weissensee Carbonate Factory 2021

Weissensee Carbonate Factory 2021

The Weissensee (Carinthia, AUT) constitutes a unique alpine environmental archive when it comes to coupled relationships between weathering and carbonate mineral formation. Applying a multi-proxy approach, we intend to unravel the impact of climate change on elemental cycles relevant for the lake’s valuable ecosystem.

Mission and Vision

Our Mission

To educate undergraduate and graduate students for academia and industry leadership careers in the environmental mineral-water and engineering geosciences, and to advance the current state-of-knowledge through scholarly dissemination of original research that is relevant to the needs of society.

Our Vision

The Institute of Applied Geosciences shall be a primary European institution for the pursuit and promulgation of knowledge in the fields of environmental mineral-water and engineering geosciences. Our graduates shall assume future leadership roles in professional disciplines involving the earth, its environment, and its resources.

Understanding Landslides 2021  © Baldermann/IAG
Weissensee Carbonate Factory 2021  © Hippler/IAG
Improving Concrete Diagnostics 2020  © Melbinger/TU Graz


Institute of Applied Geosciences
Rechbauerstraße 12/EG
A-8010 Graz, Austria

Engineering Geology
Kelly Caroline Kien, BEd
Phone: +43 (0)316 873-6371

Mineralogy &

Daniela Sobian
Phone: +43 (0)316 873 6361

Office hours & library:
Monday - Friday: 9 - 12