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Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre For Geosciences

The GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences is the national research centre for Earth sciences in Germany. Research at the GFZ focuses on the geosphere within the highly complex System Earth with its further subsystems, its interacting subcycles, and its wide network of cause-and-effect chains. This we do in a close interdisciplinary collaboration with the related scientific disciplines physics, mathematics, chemistry, and biology as well as with the engineering sciences disciplines of rock mechanics, engineering hydrology and seismology.

Methodical core competences of the GFZ lie in the application and development of satellite technologies and space-based measuring methods, in the operation of geodetic-geophysical monitoring networks, in the application of geophysical deep-sounding techniques for the tomography of the solid Earth, in the execution of scientific drilling, in the laboratory and in experimental techniques as well as in the modelling of geoprocesses.

We therewith contribute to the mission of the Helmholtz Association and its Research Fields „Earth and Environment“ and „Renewable Energies“ to solve some of the most pressing questions of society.

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GFZ German Research Centre For Geosciences