Department 7: Geoservices

The department „Geoservices“ provides scientific and technological expertise and services for the GFZ, the Geo community and the society in the following fields:

  • Development of system solutions and knowledge transfer in the field of earthquake-, landslide-, and tsunami-early warning by the Centre for Early-Warning Systems and the Centre for GeoInformation Technology
  • Observatories, instrument pools, laboratories, data, meta-data, data products and software by the infrastructure "MESI" and its integration in the European ESFRI initiative "EPOS"
  • Management of research data and data publications as well as the supply of scientific information
  • Provision of knowledge and information of the Helmholtz research field "Earth and Environment" by the Earth System Knowledge Platform "ESKP"

The portfolio of the department also includes the provision of IT basic services, the library and a mechanical workshop.

The "Zwanzig20-Forum Wärmewende" develops strategies und action items for the implementation of renewable heat into the overall process of the Energy-Transition in Germany.

The research of Department 7 is organised in four sections:


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Dr. Jörn Lauterjung

Building A 40, room 204
14473 Potsdam
tel. +49 331 288-1020

Department Coordination

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Daniel Acksel

Building A 40, room 209
14473 Potsdam
tel. +49 331 288-1078


Ms. Katja Schaar
Assistance of Geoservices

Building A 40, room 201
14473 Potsdam
tel. +49 331 288-1021