Our Mission

In order to network the exchange of ideas and expertise among core partners
a consortium of European Earth Science Institutions was founded on 4 September 2012 in Potsdam.
The prime objective of the GEO.8 alliance includes the use of joint infrastructures, the bundling of interests,
in particular within the European research framework, and the promotion of joint project concepts.

GEO.8 members will combine forces in provision of new technology for decarbonisation.

Professor John Ludden CBE , GEO.8 founding member, former CEO of BGS, former President of EGU, now at Heriot-Watt University

GEO.8 stands for integrated solid Earth science linking observations and modeling of System Earth through a multi-scale approach to unravel the interaction between the deep Earth and processes operating at the Earth surface. Research by GEO.8 is key for better assessment of Earth hazards and innovative technology for extracting Earth resources in the energy transition.

Professor Sierd A.P.L. Cloetingh, GEO.8 founding member, President of Academia Europaea, former President of EGS, Past-President of COST and ILP, Utrecht University Distinguished Professor

Members

The Institute of Earth Physics of Paris (IPGP), France
The Institute of Earth Physics of Paris (IPGP), France
About:
Earth – Planets – Environment – Natural hazards

All major fields of Earth, Planets and Environmental Sciences are represented at IPGP. Chemistry, Physics, Geology and Mathematics come together to analyse and understand the evolution and functioning of our planet.

Location:
Paris, France

Website:
http://www.ipgp.fr/fr

Contact:
Michel Diament
email: diament(at)ipgp.fr

About:
The department’s staff of about 200 researchers and PhD students has created an international centre of excellence in scientific research and research training that actively contributes to addressing the challenges we face in developing a modern, sustainable society. We study the system Earth and contribute to socio-economic questions concerning natural resources, the use and quality of the terrestrial environment and natural hazards. Our research integrates the principles and methods of physics, chemistry, geology, biology, mathematics, and computational sciences and considers scales ranging from seconds to billions of years, and from nanometers to the entire globe.

Location:
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Website:
https://www.uu.nl/en/research/department-of-earth-sciences

Contact:
Jeannot Trampert
email: j.a.trampert(at)uu.nl

About:
The Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera (ICTJA) belongs to CSIC, the main research institution of Spain, and our mission is to improve knowledge on geological risks and climate change, geological resources, and Earth geodynamics, in order to contribute to the development of a sustained modern society.

Location:
Barcelona, Spain

Website:
www.ictja.csic.es

Contact:
Joan Martí
email: joan.marti(at)ictja.csic.es

About:
The British Geological Survey is a world-leading geological survey. It focuses on public-good science for government, and research to understand earth and environmental processes. It is the UK’s premier provider of objective and authoritative geoscientific data, information and knowledge to help society to:
• use its natural resources responsibly
• manage environmental change
• be resilient to environmental hazards

Location:
Our headquarters are at Keyworth, near Nottingham, and we have a regional offices at Edinburgh, Wallingford, London and Cardiff. The BGS also has a presence in Belfast through the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland.

Website:
http://www.bgs.ac.uk/

Contact:
Michelle S. Bentham
email: mbrook(at)bgs.ac.uk

About:
The GFZ is Germany’s national research centre for the solid Earth Sciences. Our mission is to deepen the knowledge of the dynamics of the solid Earth, and to develop solutions for grand challenges facing society. We are member of the German Helmholtz Association and have about 1,300 employees.

Location:
Potsdam, Germany

Website:
https://www.gfz-potsdam.de

Contact:
Alexander Rudloff
email: rudloff(at)gfz-potsdam.de

About:
Changes of climate, monitoring the environmental and civilization dangers for Earth, researching alternative energy sources, examining other planets and objects of our solar system – these are some of the tasks of the Geoplanet Center.
Geological, seismic, atmospheric, hydrological, astrophysical and planetary research conducted at the GeoPlanet Centre interpenetrate each other and create a new quality in Polish sciences. A very important branch, concerning many scientists in GeoPlanet is polar and marine research.

Location:
Poland, Warsaw – Institute of Geophysics PAS

Main Institutes:
Warsaw – Institute of Geophysics PAS, Institute of Geological Sciences PAS, Space Research Centre PAS, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center PAS, Sopot – Institute of Oceanology PAS

Website:
http://www.geoplanet.pl/

Contact:
Beata Orlecka-Sikora
email: orlecka(at)igf.edu.pl

About:
The INGV in Italy is the national research center for geophysics. Our mission is to develop knowledge and understanding of the physics, dynamics, and hazards related to earthquakes, volcanoes and to a broader range of processes affecting the environment. With more than 1,000 employees, the INGV runs the national 24/7 seismic and volcanic monitoring and surveillance systems under mandate from the National Government.

Locations:
Headquarters: Rome
Main Departments: Bologna, Catania, Milano, Napoli, Palermo, Pisa

Website:
http://www.ingv.it/

Contact:
Paolo Papale
email: paolo.papale(at)ingv.it

About:
The Department of Earth Sciences (D-ERDW) is a teaching and research organisation of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich). It is a global center of excellence in the field of earth sciences. We explore our planet and its home in the Solar System as a whole, and we create new knowledge pertaining to questions relevant to humanity.

Location:
Zurich, Switzerland

Website:
https://erdw.ethz.ch/en/

Contact:
Domenico Giardini
email: domenico.giardini(at)erdw.ethz.ch

Projects

Joint project initiatives of GEO.8 include a cooperation with APECC and AE on Observatory Synergies for Astroparticle Physics and Geosciences. GEO.8 and other institutions have already joined forces during the proposal phase of the FET Flagship project “ExtremeEarth”. The EU project EPOS-ERIC: European Plate Observing System involves all GEO.8 partners and forms a further platform for exchange.

Project Website
Project Website
Project Website

Upcoming Events

Last Member Meeting

BARCELONA, November 2019

The GEO.8 alliance organises two meetings per year. An evening event during the EGU General Assembly in Vienna is held each spring. In autumn, a two-day event is organised by a GEO.8 member in their respective home country.

Past Meetings

Rome, November 20th, 2018

Utrecht, October 24th, 2016

Chester, November 9th, 2015