The focus of research at the GFZ is the solid Earth - from a regional to a global scale. The principle goal of our research is to understand and assess this highly complex non-linear system and its interacting sub-systems. Key issues include the observation of the effects of global change as well as research on natural hazards and resources.
Within the Helmholtz Association GFZ is part of the research fields Earth and Environment and Energy. Furthermore, we at GFZ take part in overarching Helmholtz research activities and also do programme-independent reseach. Information on our programme-independent reseach may be found on the section websites