The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

The GFZ is Germany’s national research center for the solid Earth Sciences. It examines the geosphere in the highly complex system earth with the other subsystems and their interlocking cycles and widely ramified cause-effect chains.

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River bed and destroyed village after the July 2021 floods in Germany
The flood event in July 2021 in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate caused by heavy rainfall is one of the largest flood disasters in Germany for decades. The affected regions and municipalities are now facing immense challenges.
The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

The GFZ's  mission is to deepen the knowledge of the dynamics of the solid Earth, and to develop solutions for grand challenges facing society. These challenges include anticipating the hazards arising from the Earth’s dynamic systems and mitigating the associated risks to society; securing our habitat under the pressure of global change; and supplying energy and mineral resources for a rapidly growing population in a sustainable manner and without harming the environment.

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