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.
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.
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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.
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
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.
Michelle S. Bentham
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.
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.
Poland, Warsaw – Institute of Geophysics PAS
Warsaw – Institute of Geophysics PAS, Institute of Geological Sciences PAS, Space Research Centre PAS, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center PAS, Sopot – Institute of Oceanology PAS
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.
Main Departments: Bologna, Catania, Milano, Napoli, Palermo, Pisa
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.