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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New findings on the developments of the earthquake disaster

The earthquake disaster on 11 March 2011 was an event of the century not only for Japan. With a magnitude of Mw = 8.9, it was one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded worldwide. Particularly interesting is that here, two days...

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Wärme aus der Tiefe: GASAG startet Berliner Geothermie-Projekt (only available in German)

Die GASAG Berliner Gaswerke AG prüft, ob und inwieweit sich Erdwärme aus dem Untergrund Berlins zum Heizen von Gebäuden nutzen lässt. Experten vermuten einige Kilometer unter der Erdoberfläche ein natürliches Heißwasserreservoir,...

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Allianz Climate Risk Research Award for Nivedita Sairam

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

1000 km deep in the Earth's mantle: Conditions simulated in the laboratory for the first...

Seismic experiment in Ivrea-Verbano zone successfully completed

GFZ’s Board of Trustees appoints Niels Hovius as acting Scientific Director

Ludwig Stroink elected as IUGS-Councillor

New mineral discovered in moon meteorite

The International Training Course "Seismology and Seismic Hazard"

Severe earthquake in the Aegean Sea