Exhibition "Focus: Earth - Measuring our World"

An exhibition of the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences opens today in the House of Brandenburg-Prussian History, Potsdam. Duration: 24 March to 9 July 2017

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Report | How to make buildings more resilient to seismic shocks

Depending on the magnitude earthquakes can cause severe damage to buildings leading even to total collapse. This leads to the loss of thousands of lives every year. In order to reduce this risk scientists are working on building regulations that...

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Naturgefahren im Fokus: Internationale Fachkonferenz der Geophysik in Potsdam

Erdbeben, Erdbeobachtung und neue Messmethoden: Universität und Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum erwarten in Potsdam mehr als 600 Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer zur 77. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Geophysikalischen Gesellschaft. Jedes Jahr ereignen sich...

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Geophysikalische Messkampagne in der Schorfheide vor dem Abschluss

Eine groß angelegte seismische Messkampagne, die das Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam – Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ in der brandenburgischen Schorfheide durchführt, steht kurz vor dem Abschluss. Eine erste Datenauswertung zeigt, dass die knapp...

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Happy 15th Birthday, GRACE

"Revolutionary" is a word you hear often when people talk about the GRACE mission. Since the twin satellites of the NASA/German Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) launched on March 17, 2002, their data have transformed scientists' view...

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A major man-made environmental disaster 1,800 years ago

Water withdrawal for irrigation led to low levels or even desiccation for lake Lop Nur in western China. It was probably the cause for the decline of Loulan Kingdom.

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Interview | Ute Weckmann "Overcome unconscious biases"

Today’s International Women’s Day provides an opportunity to ask Ute Weckmann, GFZ’s Equal Opportunity Commissioner, about the situation of women in the geosciences in general and specifically at our centre. Ute Weckmann, GFZ section Near-Surface...

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Report | Hill Slopes on the Move – Natural Hazards in Central Asia

Central-Asia belongs to the regions of the world where the risk of geohazards is particularly high: Earthquakes, landslides or flooding events, e.g. due to glacial lake outbursts, occur here more often than in other places in the world. How these...

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Personalia | Humboldt Research Fellow Kusiak is for a research stay at the GFZ

Monika Kusiak comes as a Humboldt Research Fellow to the GFZ, section Chemistry and Physics of Earth Materials, for eleven months, starting on 1 March. She is an Associate Professor at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland. At the GFZ she...

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Report | Volcanic ash may harm solar panels

Volcanic eruptions produce great amounts of ash. The fine particles – often called tephra – can cross oceans affecting regions severals hundreds kilometers away. Many Europeans recall, for instance, the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull (Iceland) in...

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