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New DFG Priority Research Program: EarthShape
New DFG Priority Research Program: EarthShape
The DFG funded a new priority research program (Schwerpunktprogramm, SPP) EarthShape: Earth surface shaped by biota ( This project challenges the paradigm that the Earth surface is shaped mainly by climate and tectonics and explores how in addition biologic processes form soil, influence topography, and thereby shape the Earth surface.
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The centre of excellence High-Performance Scientific Computing in Terrestrial Systems was founded by Geoverbund ABC/J in 2011. Together with the associated Simulation Laboratory and in close cooperation with the Jülich Supercomputing Centre, HPSC TerrSys provides the geoscientists of the ABC/J region with scientific and technical support for their research activities by means of its supercomputers. More: HPSC-TerSys …



Geoverbund ABC/J is the geoscientific network in the research region of Aachen–Bonn–Cologne/Jülich. The geoscientific institutes of RWTH Aachen University, the University of Bonn, the University of Cologne, and Forschungszentrum Jülich collaborate under its umbrella. Established in 2009, the cooperation efficiently pools and interconnects the expertise in geoscientific research and education gained at these institutions over several decades. More: Geoverbund …



TR32 investigates the origins of and the interrelations between spatial and temporal patterns of each single component within the soil-vegetation-atmosphere system using innovative monitoring and modelling approaches. More: TR32 …

The Bioeconomy Science Center (BioSC)

Bioeconomy Science Center (BioSC) is the competence cluster in integrated bioeconomy research of the Universities of Aachen, Bonn, Düsseldorf and the Forschungszentrum (56 core groups from many disciplines). More: The Bioeconomy Science Center (BioSC) …



ICOS RI is an organisation of eleven member countries and over 100 greenhouse gases measuring stations aimed at quantifying and understanding the greenhouse gas balance of Europe and neighbouring regions. More: ICOS …



TERENO is a network of four terrestrial observatories in Germany for long-term environmental observation (> 15 years) More: TERENO …