The GFZ promotes company spin-offs for its employees with the aim of transferring research and development results into commercial practice.

DiGOS Potsdam GmbH

Development and distribution of geophysical and geodetic observation systems

 In the geophysical domain DiGOS produces and distributes compact and extremely low-power seismic recorders for the operation of seismometers, geophones and infra-sound sensors. Additionally, DiGOS develops tailored communication and streaming solutions for various scientific sensor systems in the field. In the geodetic domain DiGOS is a system integrator. Key activities include the development and delivery of turn-key Satellite Laser Ranging stations with the focus on autonomous satellite laser communication as a future add-on application.

geomecon GmbH

Consulting and software development in rock mechanics and geomodelling

The determination of rock properties and the complex stress field modelling complement the geomechanical consulting, which runs from geophysical foundations, to stability analysis, to comprehensive system evaluation for drilling planning and activities.

The focus is users from the geothermal, mineral extraction, hydrocarbon and mechanical engineering industry. geomecon GmbH was founded in 2004 by senior staff from the GFZ.

Consulting and software development for geomonitoring and early natural disaster warnings.

gempa develops tailor-made solutions for the monitoring of critical infrastructures and developed the seismological monitoring software seiscomp3.

Consulation for hydrocarbon deposits and reservoir modelling

GEOS4 offers consulting services for the upstream sector of the oil industry. GEOS4 is specialized in the prediction of the chemical composition and the physical properties of oil during the exploration and production phase.

Martin Otto
Martin Otto
Staff Scientific Executive Board
Building F, Room 226
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-1023