The HOBE research center is an interdisciplinary initiative, combining the expertise of 7 different Danish research groups in a joint effort to improve the scientific understanding of large-scale hydrological processes. This includes monitoring a large Danish catchment on a multitude of nested temporal and spatial scales within the 1500 km2 catchment region.

HOBE has provided funding for a PhD fellowship in the HGG group within the fields of theoretical and applied geophysics, including research projects such as airborne EM mapping of the groundwater salinity in an important boundary condition area of the HOBE catchment, a theoretical study of optimal inversion algorithms and future projects attempting to bridge the gap between geological-, hydrological- and geophysical models.