Martin Hammitzsch

Martin Hammitzsch
Martin Hammitzsch
Section Head
Building A 70, Room 320
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-1717
+49 331 288-1703

Function and Responsibilities:

Head of eScience Centre

Research Interests:

  • Research Infrastructures and eScience platforms
  • Research Software Engineering
  • Research Data Management
  • Early Warning and Impact Assessment for Natural Hazards


  • 2018:   GFZ, eScience Centre (ID2/eSC)
  • 2010 - 2017: GFZ, Centre for Geo Information Technology (CeGIT)
  • 2008 - 2010: GFZ, Data and Computing Centre (DRZ)
  • 2005 - 2008: AG
  • 1999 - 2004: Siemens AG


Natural Hazards & Early Warning 
  • ARISTOTLE: All Risk Integrated System Towards Trans-boundary Holistic Early-warning (EC DG ECHO)
  • TRIDEC Cloud (HGF)
  • TRIDEC: Collaborative, Complex and Critical Decision-Support in Evolving Crises (EC FP7-ICT)
  • DEWS: Distant Early Warning System (EC FP6-IST STREP)
Research Data & Research Software
  • MOSES: Modular Observation Solutions for Earth Systems (BMBF, HGF)
  • TERENO-NO: Terrestrial Environmental Observatories, Northeastern German Lowland Observatory (BMBF, HGF)
  • EPOS-IP: European Plate Observing System, Implementation Phase, WP15 Geological Information and Modeling Core Services (EC H2020)
  • SciForge: Publication and Citation of Scientific Software with Persistent Identifiers (DFG)

Research Boards and Committees:

Workshops and Conferences
  • Programme Committee, FOSS4G-Europe, 2018
  • Organizing Committee, 2nd Conference of Research Software Engineers (RSE17), 2017
  • Programme Committee, Pre-conference workshop Reproducible Computational Geosciences at the conference Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe (AGILE), 2017
  • Organising Committee, Helmholtz Open Science Workshop Access to and Reuse of Scientific Software, 2016
  • Programme Committee, 12th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE'16), 2016
  • Software Carpentry Instructor, The Carpentries / Software Carpentry Foundation, since 2016 
  • Chair Organising Committee, Workshop series Software Writing Skills for Your Research, 2015 and 2017
  • Session Convener, European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU), since 2015
  • Session Convener, Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM), since 2015
  • Scientific Committee, 10th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM), 2013 
Organizations and Activities
  • Member, FORCE11 Software Citation Implementation Working Group, since 2017
  • Member, Advisory Council Software Carpentry Foundation, since 2017
  • Founding-Member, Research Data Alliance (RDA) Software Source Code Interest Group, since 2017
  • Founding Member, de-RSE (German Chapter of Research Software Engineers), since 2016
  • Member and Co-Chair, Helmholtz Association Open Science Working Group, Task Group Access to and Reuse of Scientific Software, since 2016
  • Project Lead, Eclipse Foundation, LocationTech Working Group, GeoPeril project, since 2016
  • Early Career Scientist (ECS) Representative, European Geosciences Union (EGU), Division on Earth and Space Science Informatics (ESSI), 2014-2016
  • Contributor, Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland e.V., Working Group Open Science, since 2014
  • Member, FOSSGIS e.V. (Free and Open Source Software für Geoinformationssysteme), since 2014