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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Final stage of the Excellence Initiative opened

In severe competition with a total of 227 submitted pre-proposals for new projects within the framework of the DFG Excellence Initiative, the Berlin/Potsdam Earth Sciences community has qualified for the final round of this year’s...

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Meeting of experts on geological storage of CO2

Today, on the 20th January, begins a two-day seminar on the project status of CO2MAN (CO2 reservoir management) at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences. The project involves the monitoring of long-term geological storage...

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Brandenburg exploration of geo-energy receives additional funding

On January 6, Dr. Helge Braun, the Parliamentary State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Research, presents the notice of approval for the second phase of the energy research project GeoEn to the project partners. The grand...

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Six years after the tsunami disaster

Six years after the tsunami disaster of 26/12/2004, the set-up of the German-Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System for the Indian Ocean (GITEWS) has been completed. The project ends on 31 March 2011. After that, Indonesia accepts...

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Drilling in the Holy Land

About 50 miles from Bethlehem, a drilling project is determining the climate and earthquake activity of the Holy Land. Scientists from eight nations are examining the ground below the Dead Sea, by placing a borehole in this deepest...

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Better calculation of stress in the underground

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Earthquake Scenario for Large German City

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