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05.12.2016 | International Office wins DFG Ideas competition

The GFZ wins an award in the national ideas competition "International Research Marketing“. The concept "The international Geo-Campus Potsdam/Berlin - Enhancing the international visibility of GFZ and the Geo.X Network to capitalize a worldwide unique constellation of research and training opportunities", submitted by the GFZ International Office, wins 100,000 Euro, funded by the German Research Foundation DFG.


30.11.2016 | Solar winds transport more energy towards the Earth than expected

Solar winds are a permanent flow of charged particles from the sun – mainly consisting of ionized hydrogen. The Earth’s magnetic field stops these particles at the upper atmosphere, where a fraction of the kinetic energy of the particle flow is converted into electric energy. During strong solar winds this energy transition becomes visible by polar lights. In a new study, published in Annales Geophysicae, an international team of scientists under the participation of the GFZ section Earth's magnetic field now showed that solar winds transport way more energy towards the Earth than previously thought.


25.11.2016 | Third RDA Germany Conference 2016

On 28 and 29 November 2016, the Third Germany Conference of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) will be hosted by the GFZ, organized by the Helmholtz Open Science Coordination Office that is located at the GFZ.


23.11.2016 | The potential of social networks for science – Kick-off for a new Priority Program

Social networks, crowd sourcing, and internet-based data collection campaigns provide information complementing existing data resources. The new Priority Program of the German Research Foundation DFG “Volunteered Geographic Information” focusses on this topic. It investigates how volunteered geographic information can be used to contribute to societal challenges. The GFZ section Geoinformatics is involved via the project „Enhancement of scientifc environmental data by volunteered geographic information“.


22.11.2016 | Charlotte Krawczyk jetzt Mitglied bei acatech

Charlotte Krawczyk ist jüngst in die acatech – Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften gewählt worden. Die Geophysikerin leitet am Deutschen GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ die Sektion „Oberflächennahe Geophysik“ und lehrt über eine gemeinsame Berufung an der TU Berlin als Professorin. Außerdem ist Charlotte Krawczyk Direktorin des Departments 2 „Geophysik“ am GFZ, das sieben Sektionen vereint.


18.11.2016 | GFZ coordinates European-Mexican geothermal project GEMex – Kick off meeting in Morelia, Mexico

From 14 to 19 November 2016 the Kick-off Meeting for the European-Mexican project GEMex takes place in Morelia, Mexico. GEMex „Cooperation in Geothermal energy research Europe-Mexico for development of Enhanced Geothermal Systems and Superhot Geothermal Systems “ focusses on the exploration, characterization and assessment of two geothermal systems in the trans-Mexican volcanic belt. David Bruhn from the GFZ section Geothermal Energy Systems coordinates the GEMex project, and contributes its expertise in reservoir engineering. GEMex is a cooperation between a European consortium of 24 partners and a corresponding consortium of 9 mexican partners and is funded by the European Union and the Mexican Ministry of Energy.


18.11.2016 | Personalia| Liane G. Benning has received the Schlumberger Award 2016

Liane G. Benning has received the Schlumberger Award 2016.

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