The Geosystem Programme

This programme analyses processes in the geosphere and their interaction with the hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere. Long-term goals include monitoring, modelling, understanding and evaluating key processes, creating solutions and strategies to prevent disasters, and developing geotechnologies for the utilisation of underground space.

To attain these goals the programme utilizes satellite missions, airborne systems, permanent global geophysical and geodetic networks, regional observatories, deep drilling rigs, mobile instrument pools and analytical and experimental facilities.



Participating Helmholtz Centres:

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

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Contact

    • Prof. Dr. Onno Oncken
    • Programme spokesperson Geosystem: The changing earth
      Helmholtz-Center Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences