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Andrea Pörsch

Building A 70, Room 308 (Büro)
14473 Potsdam

Function and Responsibilities:

HMC project calls are issued once a year, usually in spring.

To further the Earth and Environment Data Structures in-line with HMC concepts, we suggest and welcome solutions in the following areas:

  • Enhance existing data collections to improve semantic and / or technical Interoperability with other international large scale infrastructures

  • Develop machine readable metadata for particular aspects, types of data or sub-disciplines.

  • Implement the concept of FAIR Digital Objects within an existing infrastructure, types of data, methods or disciplines

  • Collaborations between research groups and data

  • infrastructures to improve metadata quality.

For questions or support please contact hmc-hub-ee@geomar.de or me: andrea.poersch(at)gfz-potsdam.de.

Research Interests:

Helmholtz Metadata Collaboration (HMC):


Data Steward at the Helmholtz Metadata Collaboration (HMC) at GFZ with a focus on domain-specific training and consultancy in the research area Earth and Environment. Enjoys developing data infrastructures from architecture design to pragmatic implementation.

Metadata expert with experience in standardisation processes for building, commissioning and securing spatial data infrastructures (SDI Brandenburg (GDI-BB), SDI Germany (GDI-DE), Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE) based on ISO 19115, OGC CSW 2.0.2 AP ISO, INSPIRE Implementing Rules & Technical Guidance specifications.

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