The seasonal potato

The "Potsdam Gravity potato", as this representation of terrestrial gravity has become known, can for the first time display gravity variations that change with time. The seasonal fluctuations of the water balance of continents or...

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Klimaforschung im natürlichen Labor: ICLEA am GFZ (only available in German)

Die Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft fördert ab 1. Juli 2011 zwölf neue Helmholtz Virtuelle Institute. Darin arbeiten Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler aus einem Helmholtz-Zentrum mit Partnern insbesondere aus Universitäten an einem...

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Safer Holidays

At the beginning of the holiday season GFZ, the German Research Centre for Geosciences, would like to inform all those who are planning to travel to areas which are potentially threatened by earthquakes and tsunamis about its...

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„Our Surprising Planet“, Reinhard F. Hüttl (ed.)

17.06.2011|Potsdam:A book with new insights into System Earth by Spektrum Academic Editors shows that there is no other planet like Earth in the universe, as far as we know. At closer inspection our home planet reveals itself as a unique system of...

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Eine Wunderkammer der Wissenschaft (only available in German)

15.06.2011|Potsdam: Helmholtz Science Exhibition: "Cabinet of Wonder"
 Am 14. Juni wurde in den Potsdamer Bahnhofspassagen die Wanderausstellung „Wunderkammer Wissenschaft“ der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft eröffnet. Mit über 500 akustisch untermalten...

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Energieversorgungsstrukturen müssen europaweit zusammenwachsen (only available in German)


Eindeutige Zielvorgaben

Notwendig sind ein übergreifender Ansatz und eine klare Festlegung von Zielprioritäten bezüglich Versorgungssicherheit, globaler Ressourcenverfügbarkeit, Umwelt- und Klimaschutz, technologischen Risiken...

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Vulkane auf Island: Risiko und Überwachung (only available in German)

Auf globaler Ebene sind mehr als 1500 Vulkane potenziell aktiv. In Europa wurden Auswirkungen auf die Gesellschaft durch verschiedene Vulkane unterschiedlicher Zusammensetzung, Tephra Verteilung, Explosivität und zeitlichem...

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CO2 from Schwarze Pumpe in a trial experiment at the pilot site Ketzin

Today, the German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ has for the first time stored carbon dioxide (CO2) from a power plant underground. In a trial experiment at the test facility in Ketzin in Brandenburg, the pilot site for...

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Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative

Representatives of the University of Alberta in Canada and of the Helmholtz Association signed an agreement today that paves the way for future collaboration in the fields of energy and environmental research. 

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Transfer of Ownership of the Tsunami Early Warning System GITEWS to Indonesia

Today, on behalf of the German Federal Government, Parlamentary State Secretary Thomas Rachel (BMBF) transfers the ownership of the tsunami early warning system GITEWS to Indonesia in a solemn ceremony in Jakarta. The GITEWS...

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