Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences welcomes you
The object of research of the GFZ is the Earth System – our planet, on and from which we live. We study the history of the Earth and its characteristics, as well as the processes which occur on its surface and within is interior. We also investigate the many interactions which exist between the various parts of the system, the geosphere, the hydrosphere, the atmosphere and finally the biosphere. The GFZ, which currently has 1000 employees including 350 scientsts and 100 doctoral candidates, is the national research centre for Earth sciences in Germany. With an annual budget of 91 million euros, our staff works in all the disciplines of the Earth sciences from geodesy to geoengineering, as well as in the associated natural and engineering topics.
Research at the German Research Centre for Geosciences is embedded into the programme oriented structure of the Association of National Research Centres. The GFZ participates in the research fields "Earth and Environment" and "Energy".
Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
Federal Ministry for Education and Research, (BMBF): (90%),
Ministry of Science, Research and Culture of Brandenburg, (MWFK): (10%)
Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres