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Exercise in the case of emergency

25.01.2010|Potsdam:
An international workshop on “Tsunami Early Warning in the Indian Ocean” has been opened today in Indonesia in the frame of the GITEWS-project in cooperation between the GFZ Potsdam/Germany and the BMKG Jakarta/Indonesia, in...

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The seismic gap south of Istanbul

17.01.2010|Potsdam:
The chain of earthquakes along the North Anatolian fault shows a gap south of Istanbul. The expected earthquakes in this region represent an extreme danger for the Turkish megacity. A new computer study now shows that the tensions...

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GFZ Laboratory container (BUGLab) back from its maiden voyage to the Barents Sea

08.01.2010|Potsdam:
On November 14th 2009 the Norwegian research vessel „H.U. Sverdrup II“ with the GFZ Laboratory container on board started from the Norwegian port Tromsø on a scientific expedition, sponsored solely by the Swedish oil company Lundin...

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Greenland ice is melting - even from below

Greenland ice is melting - even from below
07.08.2013|Potsdam: The Greenland ice sheet is melting from below, caused by a high heat flow from the mantle into the lithosphere. This influence is very variable spatially and has its origin in an...

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Sieger im FameLab-Wettbewerb Berlin-Brandenburg (only available in German)

Im FameLab Science Slam 2014 siegten in der Regionalausscheidung Brandenburg/Berlin auf dem Telegrafenberg diesmal zwei Potsdamer. Platz 1 belegte mit einem unterhaltsamen und informativen Wettbewerbsbeitrag über die Fernerkundung von Hangrutschungen...

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GFZ, UFZ und BGR veröffentlichen Standpunkte zum Fracking (only available in German)

Die Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR), das Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam–Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ und das Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ) haben jetzt mit der sogenannten „Hannover-Erklärung“ (Anlage) ihre...

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Extreme weather, climate and the carbon cycle

Extreme weather, climate and the carbon cycle
14.08.2013|Potsdam: Extreme weather and climate events like storms, heavy precipitation and droughts and heat waves prevent the update of 3 giga-tonnes of carbon by the global vegetation. A team of...

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Extreme weather, climate and the carbon cycle

14.08.2013|Potsdam:
Extreme weather and climate events like storms, heavy precipitation and droughts and heat waves prevent the update of 3 giga-tonnes of carbon by the global vegetation. A team of scientists under the lead of Markus Reichstein,...

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Jörn Davidsen is Humboldt Research Fellow at GFZ

27.02.2014| Potsdam: Jörn Davidsen of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary, visits GFZ between February and May 2014 as an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow and he is being hosted by Section Geomechanics and Rheology.

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High precision laboratories in the network

High precision laboratories in the network
20.08.2013|Potsdam: At the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, the new secondary ion mass spectrometer (SIMS) is being going into operation. This machine costs 3.6 million Euros and is about 10 times...

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Additional News

Prof. Ingo Sass new head of the "Geoenergy" section

Opportunities and limits of AI in climate modelling

Volcano analysis in real time

Will astronauts travel safely to Mars?

New trainees start their careers at the GFZ

Hayley Allison receives the "Leopoldina Prize for Young Scientists”

Joint appointment of Sabine Chabrillat at Leibniz University Hannover

Prof. Claudio Faccenna will take over as Head of the Section "Dynamics of the Lithosphere"

How can financial damage be better mitigated in the event of floods?

Interview | "Global heat flow of the Earth" - Interview with Sven Fuchs, head of working...