Three new PhD student networks granted

13.05.2015: No less than three new PhD networks with GFZ participation, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action fellowships: Innotivative Training Networks (ITN), are approved by EU Commission, while the approval rate is only 6,8%. Two of these networks...

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ICDP Science Plan - White Paper on Scientific Drilling published

12.05.2015: Scientific Drilling is an indispensable tool of the geosciences. The International Continental Scientific Drilling Program ICDP has now published a White Paper to summarize current scientific and technical challenges.

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The influence of increased atmospheric CO2 concentrations on trees

11.05.2015|The influence of increased atmospheric CO2 concentrations on trees: Increased atmospheric CO2 concentrations have already caused large-scale physiological responses of European forests. In particular, the efficiency of water-use of trees,...

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Natural hazards and surface processes - DFG graduate programmes with GFZ participation

11.05.2015: The German Research Foundation DFG has announced to support two new graduate schools under GFZ participation. The graduate schools, run by University of Potsdam, NatRiskChange and StRATEGy, deal with natural hazards and risks, and Earth...

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Lake Tiberias: Numerical modeling of the hydraulic system explains salt concentrations and temperature

11.05.2015: Lake Tiberias is the most important fresh water reservoir in Israel. Along its shoreline numerous brines with enhanced temperatures discharge and thus endanger the lake.

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8th International Workshop on GNSS reflectometry

May 11-13, 2015 the 8th International Workshop on GNSS reflectometry will be held at the German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ in Potsdam. About 100 of the leading experts and young scientists in the field will participate.

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Climatic and hydrological change and socio-ecologic impact in Central Asian high-mountains

From April 28th to 30th 2015, 25 researchers and young scientists from Germany and Central Asia met in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) to officially launch the GlaSCA-V project. The project aims at quantifying climate change impacts on natural water...

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Juvenile Shale Gas in Sweden

04.05.2015|Juvenile Shale Gas in Sweden: Considering geological time scales, the occurrence of biogenic shale gas in Sweden´s crust is relatively young. An international team of geoscientists (led by Hans-Martin Schulz, German Research Centre for...

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2nd DESERVE Science Progress Meeting at GFZ

From 4th to 6th of May the 2nd „Dead Sea Research Venue – DESERVE“ Science Progress Meeting will take place at GFZ. DESERVE three major challenges: environmental risks, water availability and climate change. The Dead Sea region serves as an “open-air...

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Erosion, landslides and monsoon across the Himalaya

29.04.2015|Erosion, landslides and monsoon across the Himalaya: In these days, it was again tragically demonstrated that the Himalayas are one of the most active geodynamic regions of the world. Landslides belong to the most important geohazards....

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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