Early warning system for dams at risk

Erosion processes, material fatigue or earthquakes threaten the stability of dams throughout the world. A German-Kyrgyz research team is developing an innovative early warning system.

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Better calculation of stress in the underground

Better calculation of stress in the underground: The GFZ presents the first publicly accessible database of stress magnitudes for Germany.


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How hot can it be for life to exist deep below the ocean floor?

International study in Science provides surprising insights into the limits of life from previously unexplored depths.

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Earthquake Scenario for Large German City

GFZ modelling: what to expect in the event of a major earthquake near Cologne contributing to the government’s “Risk Analysis in Civil Protection 2019”.

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Potsdam Young Scientist Award for David Uhlig

David Uhlig, former PhD student in the GFZ section Earth Surface Geochemistry, will be awarded the Potsdam Young Scientist Award 2020. Livestream today, Fr Nov 27, 7 pm.

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VARDA: New database for looking into Earth's past climates, one layer at a time

New VARDA database as a unique tool for paleoclimatologists to synchronize climate records from annually deposited sediments in lakes around the world.

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Geosciences with an atomically sharpened view

Geosciences with an atomically sharpened view: The new high-performance transmission electron microscope of the GFZ was commissioned on 24.11.2020.

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Influence of Lithosphere Rheology on Seismicity

The lithosphere of the Rhine Graben: is there a causative relationship between modelled mechanical stability and natural seismicity distribution?

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Allianz Climate Risk Research Award for Nivedita Sairam

Nivedita Sairam was honored with second place of the "Allianz Climate Risk Research Award" for her outstanding doctoral thesis on models to predict flood damage.

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A rich source of nutrients under the Earth’s ice sheets

Data from Greenland and Antarctica show: under ice trace elements are mobilised at higher rates than previously assumed.

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