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Helmholtz Centre Potsdam German Research Centre for Geosciences - GFZ
Public Law Foundation
14473 Potsdam
Tel.: +49 331 288 0

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The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam German Research Centre for Geosciences - GFZ is a Public Law Foundation. The GFZ is member of the Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren e.V. (Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres).

Authorized representatives

Prof. Dr. Susanne Buiter (Chairperson of the Board and Scientific Executive Director) and Dr. Stefan Schwartze (Administrative Executive Director).

Value Added Tax ID

VAT Identification Number according to § 27a VAT Tax Act: DE138407750

Editorial Staff

Kirsten Elger,Florian Ott
Tel.: +49 331 288 2822 (Elger)
Tel.: +49 331 288 28951 (Ott)
E-Mail: kirsten.elger(at)

Technical Realisation

Simone Frenzel
Tel.: +49 331 288-2392
E-Mail: simone.frenzel(at)


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Liability notice

The editorial staff controls and updates the available information on these websites at regular intervals. Despite all care, information, data or links may have changed in the meantime. There is no liability or guarantee for the currentness, accuracy and completeness of the information provided.

The same applies to all other websites, which are referred to by hyperlink. There is not responsibility for the content of the websites that are reached as a result of such a connection. Instead the relevant provider is always responsible for the contents of the linked pages.

In establishing the initial link, the editorial staff has reviewed the relevant external content in order to determine that they were free of illegal content at the time of linking. If you detect errors in content or technology, please let us know

Data Privacy Proction

Please see: Data Privacy Proction


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Data protection officer

For questions or comments relating to privacy, please contact the GFZ's data protection officer.

Marko Blau
phone: +49 (0)331 288-1052
E-Mail: marko.blau(at)