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Report | Symposium on German-French cooperation

The German-French research co-operation is an important driver for European science. On September 11 and 12, the joint symposium “Earth System Dynamics - New Prospects for bilateral French-German Cooperation in Climate Protection and Energy...

Report | Mass movements at cliff coasts – The Jasmund project

Michael Dietze, GFZ section Geomorphology, investigates landslides processes at the chalk cliffs on the island of Ruegen.

Report | International Training Course Seismology and Seismic Hazard Assessment

The GFZ section Physics of Earthquakes and Volcanoes carries out annual training courses on "Seismology and Seismic Hazard Assessment", supported by the German Department of Foreign Affairs. These courses are part of the educational and training...

Report | ICSU GeoUnions meeting in Potsdam

Last friday, the steering committee of the GeoUnions of the International Council for Sciences, ICSU, met at the GFZ. The meeting was hosted by the secretariat of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, IUGG, which is based at the GFZ.

Personalia | Dirk Scherler receives the ERC Starting Grant

Dirk Scherler, Junior Professor in GFZ section Earth Surface Geochemistry, has been awarded a Starting Grant by the European Research Council (ERC) endowed with ~1.5 million Euro.

GFZ lauded as „TOP-Ausbildungsbetrieb“ for apprentices

The Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) Potsdam honored the GFZ as “TOP-Ausbildungsbetrieb” in the State of Brandenburg. The award goes to six companies or institutions which are highly engaged in educating and supporting their apprentices and...

Bericht | Schweres Erdbeben und kleiner Tsunami in der Ägäis

In der Nacht zum Freitag um 1:31 Uhr (MESZ) gab es ein schweres Erdbeben mit der Magnitude 6,6 in der Ägäis. Der Erdbebenherd lag in 11 Kilometern Tiefe nahe der türkischen Küste. Medienberichten zufolge wurden zwei Menschen getötet, es gab...

Report | The future of GPS – ADVANTAGE summer school on Telegrafenberg

Within the last years satellite navigation GPS became common property. Car drivers are guided by the navigation system, GPS controlled farm machineries work accurate to the centimeter and scientific applications are improving weather forecast. In the...

Report | “Good luck” for ProSalz – A safe use of salt deposits for resource mining and underground energy storage

In Germany, salt deposits play a major economic role, not only in resource mining but, less known, also for energy storage. Salt is characterized by an impermeable structure and therefore is a preferred storage medium for various liquids and gases....

Report | From atmosphere to space weather – More exchange for better findings

New findings in geosciences are often gained when different disciplines combine their results. The atmosphere and its transition zone to space are fields where a lot of different disciplines are doing research, from remote sensing over magnetosphere...