American cities are many times brighter than German counterparts

29.12.2014: German cities emit several times less light per capita than comparably sized American cities, according to a recent publication in the journal Remote Sensing. The size of the gap grew with city size, as light per capita increased with...

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Ten years after the disaster: Tsunami-Early Warning System for the Indian Ocean

19.12.2014: The day after Christmas this year will mark the 10 anniversary of the tsunami disaster in the Indian Ocean. On 26 December 2004, a quarter of a million people lost their lives, five million required immediate aid and 1.8 million citizens...

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SET Plan 2014 Side Event - The role of subsurface for the future of energy supply

The use of subsurface for the future of energy supply is the topic of a side event organized by the International Centre for Geothermal Research ICGR International Centre for Geothermal Research ICGR of the GFZ within the frame of the “SET Plan...

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Dirk Wagner is new representative of the IASC Terrestrial Working Group for the German National Committee for Polar Research SCAR/IASC of the DFG

05.12.2014│Trier: GFZ scientist Dirk Wagner was elected as new representative of the Terrestrial Working Group of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) for the German National Committee for Polar Research SCAR/IASC of the German Science...

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Juniorprofessorship for "Cosmogenic Nuclides"

Dirk Scherler, GFZ-section 3.4 „Earth Surface Geochemistry“, was appointed in December 2014 to a Juniorprofessorship for cosmogenic nuclides, together with the Free University of Berlin.

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Two new Heads of GFZ Departments

01.12.2014|Potsdam: Prof. Dr. Magdalena Scheck-Wenderoth is the new Director of GFZ Department 4 „Chemistry of the Earth“. She succeeds Prof. Dr. Jörg Erzinger, who very successfully held this position over the past years. Also starting from 1st of...

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4th SWARM Data Quality Workshop

Dec 2nd-5th 2014|Potsdam: During the first week of December GFZ hosts the 4th SWARM Data Quality Workshop. This will be the second international SWARM Meeting that takes place at GFZ.

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GeoMultiSens - Scaleable multisensoral analysis of satellite remote sensing data

21.11.2014: The new project GeoMultiSens develops a Big Data system that can process and analyze remote sensing data in the petabyte range. This project is headed by GFZ section "Geoinformatics".

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Himalaya Tectonic Dam with a Discharge

2014/11/20: The Himalaya features some of the most impressive gorges on Earth that have been formed by rivers. The geologic history of the famous Tsangpo Gorge, in the eastern Himalaya, now needs to be rewritten.

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Share Your Data! German Meeting of the Research Data Alliance in Potsdam

18.11.2014: Science is driven by data. Data exists in a variety of formats on different platforms and the data landscape is highly fragmented, by disciplines or by domains.

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