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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Seismic waves spread out unevenly

Norbert Lammert, President of the German Bundestag, presented the German Study Award 2010 on Tuesday, 23 November in the premises of the German Parliamentary Society in Berlin. The Körber Foundation awards this prize for...

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Is the ice at the South Pole melting?

The change in the ice mass covering Antarctica is a critical factor in global climate events. Scientists at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences have now found that the year by year mass variations in the western...

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Information about the Tsunami in Indonesia from 25/10/2010

28.10.2010 | Potsdam:
On 25/10/2010 at 14:42:21 UTC (= 21:42:21 local time), a strong submarine earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 occurred about 25 km southwest of the Pagai island in the Sunda Arc off Sumatra (Indonesia). This triggered a tsunami,...

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Satellite trio SWARM explores the Earth's magnetic field

With three identical satellites, the earth observation mission SWARM will monitor the magnetic field of our planet from June 2012. As part of the "Living Planet" programme of the European Space Agency ESA, the as yet most precise...

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Additional News

Prof. Ingo Sass new head of the "Geoenergy" section

Opportunities and limits of AI in climate modelling

Volcano analysis in real time

Will astronauts travel safely to Mars?

New trainees start their careers at the GFZ

Hayley Allison receives the "Leopoldina Prize for Young Scientists”

Joint appointment of Sabine Chabrillat at Leibniz University Hannover

Prof. Claudio Faccenna will take over as Head of the Section "Dynamics of the Lithosphere"

How can financial damage be better mitigated in the event of floods?

Interview | "Global heat flow of the Earth" - Interview with Sven Fuchs, head of working...