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Satellites at risk: Space weather models need better validation

Accuracy of space weather prediction depends strongly on the quality of the models. A team led by the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences demonstrates how errors in the algorithms can lead to wrong predictions. The authors present a new...

Graffiti for science

The determination of the spatial distribution of erosive processes is difficult. Especially in rough terrain the installation of measuring devices for a continuous measurement is complicated. This is why to date there are only few data available,...

3D-Modelle für klimafreundliche Stadt und Klimaschutz aus dem All

NachbarschafftInnovation: „Deutschland – Land der Ideen“ und Deutsche Bank prämieren die GFZ-Projekte „LowCarbonCityLab“ und „CoolFarmTool Space“ als ausgezeichnete Beispiele für den Mehrwert gemeinschaftlichen Handelns. Damit ist das...

Landmarks in the Land of Ideas – Two GFZ projects awarded

Climate protection from space and in 3D. The initiative “Germany – Land of Ideas“ distinguishes projects that „give answers on urgent matters of the future“. Two GFZ projects are among the winners: CoolFarmTool Space from Daniel Spengler, GFZ section...

Sonja Martens will be president of the EGU ERE-Division

Sonja Martens, Manager of the GFZ Department Geochemistry, has been elected President of the Division “Energy, Resources and the Environment (ERE)” of the European Geosciences Union (EGU). She will take the office at the EGU General Assembly in April...

30th anniversary of the World Stress Map Project – New global database of the stress state of the Earth's crust

The international World Stress Map Project (WSM) describes the present-day stress state of the Earth’s crust, displays it in global maps, and investigates sources of stress. On its 30th anniversary the project, coordinated by Oliver Heidbach, GFZ...

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...

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...

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.

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...