Satellite reception in the Arctic for 20 years

For almost exactly 20 years now, the GFZ has been operating a satellite receiving station in Ny-Ålesund on Spitsbergen.

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Sustainability in Action at GFZ

We do research for more sustainability. Our new website now also shows the many facets of sustainability in practice at the GFZ.

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When do earthquakes trigger volcanic eruptions

New classification of volcanoes identifies key mechanisms and helps inform future monitoring strategies.

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GFZ at the "Woche der Umwelt" of the Federal President

The GFZ @ "Woche der Umwelt" - with research and transfer projects on remote sensing for sustainable resource use and environmental protection.

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GFZ mourns the loss of Dr. Hans-Ulrich Wetzel

We mourn the loss of Dr. Hans-Ulrich Wetzel. He was a scientist in the Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics Section and had been working for the GFZ since its foundation.

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Digital rock cores are the new reference rocks

More precise digital rock physics models are key to the exploration and sustainable use of underground reservoirs.

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Dr. Ludwig Stroink (links) und Prof. Niels Hovius halten die Auszeichnung in den Händen. (Foto: GFZ)

BMBF awards GFZ as a pioneer in international science diplomacy

BMBF awards GFZ as a pioneer in international science diplomacy.

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Shaping the Change

Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz visits researchers at the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam

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Large amounts of mercury released under southwest Greenland ice sheet

About ten percent of the global riverine export of this toxic substance to oceans originates from this region - with potentially significant impacts on Arctic organisms.

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Deep oceans dissolve the rocky shell of water-ice planets

Laboratory experiments allow insights into the processes under the extreme pressure and temperature conditions of distant worlds.

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Additional News

Glacier ice algae boost Greenland's ice melt - nourished by phosphorus

Diamonds need Voltage

Faster earthquake early warning with artificial intelligence

Fragen und Antworten zum Erdbeben in Kroatien

Melody of an Alpine summit falling apart

Geothermal exploration with fibre optic seismics in Potsdam

Early warning system for dams at risk

Better calculation of stress in the underground

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

Earthquake Scenario for Large German City