First simultaneous operational analysis of all GNSS satellites

08.06.2015: As of now the GFZ analysis centre is the first group worldwide, within the International GNSS Service (IGS), that is capable of operationally analysing all(!) GNSS navigation satellites, determining their orbits and clocks.


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Prof. Friedhelm von Blanckenburg newly-elected in the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences

5. June 2015 (BBAW): The Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences has elected five new members. Friedhelm von Blanckenburg, Head of Section “Earth Surface Geochemistry” at the GFZ, has been appointed to the Mathematics and Natural Sciences Class.

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Landslides and aftershocks in Nepal

28.05.2015|Landslides and aftershocks in Nepal - GFZ team travels to the affected region: Today a team of scientists from the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences departs for Nepal to investigate the aftereffects of the disastrous earthquakes...

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Exhibition launch - Research activities at CO2 storage pilot site Ketzin

On Sunday, May 17 2015, the mayor of the city of Ketzin/Havel, opened an exhibition of the GFZ Centre for Geological Storage CGS in the tourist centre and museum of the city, on the storage of CO2 at pilot site Ketzin.

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Bernhard Steinberger elected as member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

19.05.2015: Dr. Bernhard Steinberger, GFZ section Geodynamic Modelling, has been elected as a foreign member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, in the category "mathematics and science", for his pioneering work on large-scale mantle...

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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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