GFZ German research centre for geo sciences

Dr. Christoph Förste

Group Leader
Dr. Christoph Förste
Building A 17, Room 00.15 (Büro)
14473 Potsdam

Function and Responsibilities:

Scientific interests:
  • Satellite Geodesy
  • Gravimetry and Gravity Field determination
  • GPS
  • Scientific computer programming, especially using FORTRAN, Perl
  • Scientific high performance computing
  • Speaking English and Russian
  • 1978 High-school diploma at the former Leibniz-Oberschule in Schkeuditz (Saxony, Germany)
  • 1980-1985 University Leipzig, studies of physics, diploma about 1H-NMR relaxation of hydrocarbons adsorbed on zeolithes
  • 1985-1988 Research Student at University Leipzig / Department "Grenzflächenphysik", doctoral thesis: "NMR investigations about the self diffusion of benzene adsorbed on NaX-zeolith and silicalite"
  • 1988-1990 Research Scientist, former Zentralinstitut für Physik der Erde, Potsdam
  • 1990-1991 Research Scientist, Deutsches Geodätisches Forschungsinstitut, Munich
  • since 1992 Research Scientist at GFZ Potsdam/Section 1.2
  • SLR station Potsdam
  • Processing of global SLR data for orbit computation and continental drift analysis
  • GPS orbit determination, software development
  • PRARE onboard METEOR 3/7 and ERS-2
  • Member of the CHAMP science team since 1995
  • CHAMP Science Data System
  • CHAMP Accelerometer preprocessing
  • Gravity Field determination from the combination of CHAMP , GRACE, GOCE and surface data
  • Satellite Gravity Gradiometry and the GOCE mission
  • ESA-Project "GOCE High-level Processing Facility" (HPF)
  • Team member of the European GOCE Gravity Consortium (EGG-C)
  • Ship gravimetry, among others within the FAMOS project (Finalising Surveys for the Baltic Motorways of the Sea)
  • Member of the IGETS directing board (International Geodynamics and Earth Tide Service)
  • Member of the GGOS Governing Board (Global Geodetic Observing System)

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