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| Drilling for knowledge

The ICDP Science Conference “Imaging the Past to Imagine our Future” with 180 attendees from 26 countries was held November 11 - 14, 2013 in Potsdam at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences. The main goal of the conference was to discuss the future direction of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program ICDP and to define a new ICDP Science Plan to bridge the gap between understanding of geoprocesses and societal needs. The conference furthermore reviewed past and present ICDP activities, highlighted achievements and discussed options for a better visibility of ICDP.

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08.11.2013 | NASA Group Archievement Award

On July 18th 2013 the GRACE Battery Team was awarded for "Outstanding battery operations support of the twin GRACE spacecraft, enabling continued critical science return far beyond he end of the primary mission" by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). As part of the team GFZ employee Franz-Heinrich Massmann receives this honor.

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| Safe long term storage of CO2 is possible

Safe long term storage of CO2 is possible
07.11.2013|Potsdam: At the final conference of the EU project CO2CARE - CO2 Site Closure Assessment Research - at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences from 04 to 06 November 2013 more than 60 experts from academia, industry and regulatory authorities from 13 countries discussed technologies and procedures for a safe and sustainable closure of geological CO2 storage sites.

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| Dr. Christian Schmidt, Senior Scientist in Section 3.3 "Chemistry and Physics of Earth Materials", has been elected a Fellow of the "Mineralogical Society of America“ (MSA)

Dr. Christian Schmidt, Senior Scientist in Section 3.3: Chemistry and Physics of Earth Materials, has been elected a Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America (MSA).

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04.11.2013 | Safe storage of CO2 for millennia

Is it possible to store the greenhouse gas CO2 safely and permanently in the deep underground? This is the key question which geoscientists and engineers have been approaching for almost three years within the EU project CO2CARE- CO2 Site Closure Assessment Research. Close to the end of the project, scientists from 13 countries are discussing the results at the CO2CARE Final Conference between 4th and 5th November 2013 at GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam.

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05.11.2013 | GeoWunderWerkstatt für Vor- und Grundschulkinder am GFZ eröffnet (only available in German)

GeoWunderWerkstatt 
eröffnet
30.10.2013|Potsdam: Für Gruppen im Grundschul- oder Kindergartenalter bietet seit heute die GeoWunderWerkstatt 

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17.10.2013 | MoU with the Chinese Academy of Space Technology

As part of a delegation traveling with the President of the Helmholtz Association, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mlynek, an MoU between the GFZ (represented by Prof. Harald Schuh, Director of the Department "Geodesy and Remote Sensing") and the Chinese Academy of Space Technology (CAST, represented by Prof. Qiu Zhiwei) was signed on 11 10.2013 in Beijing.

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