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05.09.2014 | Ute Weckmann elected new IAGA WG I.2 co-chair

26.08.2014|Weimar: GFZ scientist Ute Weckmann has been elected new co-chair of IAGA working group I.2. The election was held during the 22nd Electromagnetic Induction workshop in Weimar.


08.09.2014 | Report from the acatech-project „Hydraulic Fracturing"

[only available in German] 04.09.2014|Berlin: Angesichts der kritischen Diskussion über das Hydraulic Fracturing einerseits und der wirtschaftlichen und umweltpolitischen Bedeutung dieser Technologie andererseits hat die Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften acatech das Projekt „Hydraulic Fracturing – eine Technologie in der Diskussion“ ins Leben gerufen.


04.09.2014 | Michael Wiedenbeck Honorary Professor at University of Witwatersrand

04.09.2014|Johannesburg: As of July 2014 Michael Wiedenbeck (GFZ) holds the title of honorary professor at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Professor Wiedenbeck has led the GFZ’s Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) facility since 1998, and since 2010 he has worked closely with earth scientists based at universities from across the Republic of South Africa.


01.09.2014 | Stefano Parolai elected new ESC Secretary General

01.09.2014|Istanbul: During the 34th General Assembly of the European Seismological Comission held in Istanbul between 24 and 29 August 2014, GFZ scientist Stefano Parolai has been elected the ESC´s Secretary General. Dr. Parolai is head of GFZ’s Centre for Early Warning Systems EWS.


29.08.2014 | GeoMod2014 – Modelling in Geosciences

31.08.2014: This week the international GeoMod2014 – Modelling in Geosciences – conference takes place at the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences from 31 August to 3 September 2014. GeoMod is a biennial conference dedicated to latest results of analogue and numerical modelling of lithospheric and mantle deformation. About 150 participants from all continents confirmed their active participation.


28.08.2014 | Sediment Dynamics in the Mekong Delta

28.08.2014: The Mekong Delta is on of the biggest and most productive river deltas on earth.  Up to now, its sedimentation dynamics and nutrient inputs have not been quantified, what essentially complicates the discussion of various impacts on the sediment dynamics in the Mekong Delta.


26.08.2014 | Humboldt Research Awardee Prof. Dr. Roel Snieder is guest at GFZ

27.08.2014: Professor Roel Snieder from Colorado School of Mines, USA, a visionary wave physicist with internationally recognized contributions in fields ranging from acoustics to seismic exploration and seismology is guest as a Humboldt Research Awardee at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences.

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