• Thomas Manns Vej 23

    9220 Aalborg Ø


Organization profile

Organisation profile

Head of Division
Asbjørn Haaning Nielsen

The division is organized in 3 research groups

Our research aims at developing tools and methods for ensuring a sustainable environment for people and natural ecosystems. Particular emphasis is on water and soil systems including both natural environments and technical systems. In many places, the ecological state of natural water and soil environments is under pressure due to increased urbanization. The associated negative impacts include urban flooding, public health risks and pollution of receiving water bodies and soil. In addition, climate change and emerging pollutants pose new challenges for the research fields.

The research and education is characterized by a strong experimental and applied profile. The approach is highly interdisciplinary employing aspects of urban hydrology, environmental chemistry, soil physics etc. The division is responsible for several well-equipped laboratories and field stations for conducting experimental work in lab, pilot and full scale. In addition, numerical model tools are widely applied for analyzing and simulating transport and transformation processes in water, soil and in the atmosphere.

Most of our research activities are externally funded and we have strong national and international collaborations with research institutions, private companies and the public sector. The research findings are primarily communicated in internationally recognized peer-reviewed research journals. Our dedicated professors, researchers and lecturers are all experts in their respective field of study and have a high publication rate. The research activities are organized in three very active research groups.

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urban drainage Earth & Environmental Sciences
soil Earth & Environmental Sciences
rainfall Earth & Environmental Sciences
modeling Earth & Environmental Sciences
radar Earth & Environmental Sciences
Sewers Engineering & Materials Science
runoff Earth & Environmental Sciences
weather Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Projects 1970 2031

Research Output 1971 2020

Application of Smart Power Buoy to an innovative coastal protection concept. Numerical modelling and Testing of the Smart Power Buoy

Margheritini, L., 2020, (Submitted) RENEW 2020.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

Comparison between two wave energy devices integrated into breakwaters

Margheritini, L., 2020, (Submitted) RENEW 2020.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

Coral Relief Materials: Comparative Physical-Chemical Properties of a Biorock, a High-Voltage Sea Deposit, and Coral Reef Samples

Margheritini, L., 2020, (Submitted) In : Scientific Reports.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review



Eddy Wastewater Principles/Processes Medal

Jes Vollertsen (Recipient), Thorkild Hvitved-Jacobsen (Recipient) & Asbjørn Haaning Nielsen (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Other prizes

wastewater treatment

Activities 2002 2019

Når kloak og renseanlæg spiller sammen i tørvejr

Amelia Reimer Borregaard (Lecturer)
13 Nov 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Girls' Day in Science AAU 2019

Amelia Reimer Borregaard (Organizer), Rikke Hagensby Jensen (Organizer), Anna Lyhne Jensen (Participant), Anne Marie Svane (Participant), Anne Juhler Hansen (Participant), Ann-Louise Andersen (Participant), Belinda Nors (Participant), Cejna Anna Quist-Jensen (Participant), Katrine Vogt Møller (Participant), Kirstine Meyer Frandsen (Participant), Lea Tøttrup (Participant), Marike Koch van den Broek (Participant), Lone Kørnøv (Participant), Janne Jul Jensen (Participant), Vibeke R Borregaard (Participant), Lotte Sørensen (Participant)
2 Oct 2019

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars


Press / Media

187 kilo plastik satte fokus på stigende problem

Jes Vollertsen


2 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Kampen om Storåen

Torben Larsen


5 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Mikroplast fundet i luften over London

Jes Vollertsen


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media