Interview | Harald Schuh: "We are close to the millimeter"

Geodesy is the science of surveying the Earth’s surface. But is there anything left to measure since the times of Magellan and Humboldt? We are talking about this question and about modern geodesy with Harald Schuh, Director of GFZ department Geodesy...

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Climate seesaw at the end of the last glacial phase – A warmer Europe cools down East Asia

The climate of the Earth follows a complex interplay of cause-and-effect chains. A change in precipitation at one location may be caused by changes on the other side of the planet. A better understanding of these “teleconnections” – the linkages...

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Report | Workshop on Natural Hazards in Southeast Asia

Observation of planet Earth is a collaborative thing. This is why the GFZ engages in several international partnerships, for example in the field of natural hazard research. To strengthen future collaboration within Southeast Asia, representatives of...

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Exhibition "Focus: Earth - Measuring our World"

An exhibition of the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences opens today in the House of Brandenburg-Prussian History, Potsdam. Duration: 24 March to 9 July 2017

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Report | How to make buildings more resilient to seismic shocks

Depending on the magnitude earthquakes can cause severe damage to buildings leading even to total collapse. This leads to the loss of thousands of lives every year. In order to reduce this risk scientists are working on building regulations that...

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Naturgefahren im Fokus: Internationale Fachkonferenz der Geophysik in Potsdam

Erdbeben, Erdbeobachtung und neue Messmethoden: Universität und Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum erwarten in Potsdam mehr als 600 Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer zur 77. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Geophysikalischen Gesellschaft. Jedes Jahr ereignen sich...

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Geophysikalische Messkampagne in der Schorfheide vor dem Abschluss

Eine groß angelegte seismische Messkampagne, die das Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam – Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ in der brandenburgischen Schorfheide durchführt, steht kurz vor dem Abschluss. Eine erste Datenauswertung zeigt, dass die knapp...

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Happy 15th Birthday, GRACE

"Revolutionary" is a word you hear often when people talk about the GRACE mission. Since the twin satellites of the NASA/German Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) launched on March 17, 2002, their data have transformed scientists' view...

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A major man-made environmental disaster 1,800 years ago

Water withdrawal for irrigation led to low levels or even desiccation for lake Lop Nur in western China. It was probably the cause for the decline of Loulan Kingdom.

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Interview | Ute Weckmann "Overcome unconscious biases"

Today’s International Women’s Day provides an opportunity to ask Ute Weckmann, GFZ’s Equal Opportunity Commissioner, about the situation of women in the geosciences in general and specifically at our centre. Ute Weckmann, GFZ section Near-Surface...

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Additional News

Tsunami Early Warning System: Jörn Lauterjung awarded the Federal Cross of Merit

Interview | Jens Wickert: "The future belongs to small satellites"

Personalia | Benjamin Männel elected to the Governing Board of the International GNSS...

"Tipping point" towards desertification

Another ERC Grant for GFZ Taylor Schildgen will receive 1.9 million euros for her research

Personalia | Numerous awards for GFZ scientists at the AGU‘s annual meeting

Personalia | Sophia Walther received Ernst Reuter Prize of Freie Universität Berlin

Round table for data

GFZ spin-off DiGOS wins Berlin Brandenburg Innovation Award

Personalia | Kate Maher from Stanford University appointed as next Helmholtz International...