Search for archived News

Please enter a searchword.


23.12.2010 | Six years after the tsunami disaster

Six years after the tsunami disaster of 26/12/2004, the set-up of the German-Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System for the Indian Ocean (GITEWS) has been completed. The project ends on 31 March 2011. After that, Indonesia accepts the sole responsibility for the overall system.


22.12.2010 | Drilling in the Holy Land

About 50 miles from Bethlehem, a drilling project is determining the climate and earthquake activity of the Holy Land. Scientists from eight nations are examining the ground below the Dead Sea, by placing a borehole in this deepest basin in the world. The International Continental Scientific Drilling Program ICDP brings together research teams from Israel, Japan, Norway, Switzerland, the USA and Germany. Particularly noteworthy: Researchers from Jordan and Palestine are also involved.


23.11.2010 | Seismic waves spread out unevenly

Norbert Lammert, President of the German Bundestag, presented the German Study Award 2010 on Tuesday, 23 November in the premises of the German Parliamentary Society in Berlin. The Körber Foundation awards this prize for outstanding doctoral dissertations, which are also of particular social importance. This year, the first prize in the category of natural science and technology goes to the geoscientist Hauke Marquardt from the Free University Berlin /GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences. The young top researchers each receive a prize money of € 30 000.


29.10.2010 | Is the ice at the South Pole melting?

The change in the ice mass covering Antarctica is a critical factor in global climate events. Scientists at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences have now found that the year by year mass variations in the western Antarctic are mainly attributable to fluctuations in precipitation, which are controlled significantly by the climate phenomenon El Niño. They examined the GFZ data of the German-American satellite mission GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment). The investigation showed significant regional differences in the western coastal area of the South Pole area.


28.10.2010 | Information about the Tsunami in Indonesia from 25/10/2010

28.10.2010 | Potsdam:
On 25/10/2010 at 14:42:21 UTC (= 21:42:21 local time), a strong submarine earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 occurred about 25 km southwest of the Pagai island in the Sunda Arc off Sumatra (Indonesia). This triggered a tsunami, which devastated in particular the Mentawai Islands, to which which Pagai belongs. The exact number of earthquake and tsunami victims is currently unknown, first estimates are on more than 300 dead.


20.10.2010 | Satellite trio SWARM explores the Earth's magnetic field

With three identical satellites, the earth observation mission SWARM will monitor the magnetic field of our planet from June 2012. As part of the "Living Planet" programme of the European Space Agency ESA, the as yet most precise measurement of the geomagnetic field will be used to explore processes within the earth and in near-Earth space. The project is coordinated by the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, a particular focus lies on the scientific and economic use of data products within Germany. The first SWARM satellite has now been completed at Astrium in Friedrichshafen.


20.09.2010 | CHAMP: A Fiery End

After 58277 orbits it was finally all over: in the afternoon of 19. September the georesearch satellite CHAMP burned up in space . Exactly 10 years, two months and 4 days after going into orbit, the satellite ended its mission over the Sea of Okhotsk. 

Displaying results 1 to 7 out of 29
<< First < Previous 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-28 29-29 Next > Last >>