Global Processes

The goal of Research Unit 1 is to identify, quantify, describe, and, where possible, predict global processes from the Earth’s deep interior to the surface, atmosphere, and magnetosphere. Therefore, Research Unit 1 develops and applies innovative geodetic, geomagnetic, and remote sensing observation techniques, and data analysis as well as modelling approaches. Our strategy is to develop and establish a comprehensive loop encompassing observation, data processing, cross-scale data integration, process separation and assimilation, interpretation, data product use and the model-based identification of new signals. Through these tasks, Research Unit 1 contributes to a better understanding and prediction of the Earth System processes. Research Unit 1 addresses these tasks through its involvement in two Helmholtz programs: We contribute to topic 1 (‘Global Processes: Integrated monitoring and modelling’) of the Helmholtz Program „Geosystem: The Changing Earth“ and have a share in two topics of the Helmholtz Program “Atmosphere and Climate” (ATMO).


Harald Schuh
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Harald Schuh

Deputy Speaker

Claudia Stolle
Section Head
Prof. Dr. Claudia Stolle
Albert-Einstein-Straße 42-46
Building A 42, Room 227
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-1230
Jens Wickert
Prof. Dr. Jens Wickert
Space Geodetic Techniques
Building A 17, Room 20.03
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-1758