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ABC/J Young Academics Award: Apply by 29 February 2020!
Supporting early-career scientists is a fundamental concern of Geoverbund ABC/J. This is why in 2020, Geoverbund ABC/J will for the 10th time be presenting the Geoverbund ABC/J Young Academics Award in recognition of outstanding, innovative, and interdisciplinary research in the field of geosciences, including geography. Applications are possible until 29 February 2020.
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ParFlow - ABC/J Summer School 2020

ParFlow is a parallel, integrated hydrology model that simulates spatially distributed surface and subsurface flow, as well as land surface processes including evapotranspiration and snow. From July 20-24, 2020 we are offering an Introductory and Advanced Short Course on ParFlow. More: ParFlow - ABC/J Summer School 2020 …

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National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI)

Within the framework of the NFDI4Earth consortium, Geoververbund ABC/J is committed to the development of a National Research Data Infrastructure in the field of Earth System Sciences. The consortium is still open and invites all interested institutions to participate. More: National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) …

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ABC/J Support Programmes

Seed Funding for multilocational research projects, ABC/J Young Academics Award for outstanding interdisciplinary research, student scholarships for participation in our ABC/J Excursion or ABC/J Summer Schools, no additional costs for students enroling in modules at all of the affiliated courses of the ABC/J partner universities. The support programmes of Geoverbund ABC/J are diverse. More about ABC/J Support Programmes: ABC/J Support Programmes …


Laboratory for Clouds and Precipitation Exploration

The ABC/J Competence Centre CPEX-LAB bundles cloud and precipitation-related expertise from the fields of meteorology, remote sensing, applied mathematics, engineering and computer science. The focus is on scientific and technical challenges in observing and understanding clouds and precipitation. More: Laboratory for Clouds and Precipitation Exploration …

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Geoarchaeological evidence for the decline of a medieval city

Within their recent research paper Ermertz et al. demonstrate how geological field data can contribute to solve archaeological issues. The authors show that the ancient city of Qalhat (Oman) was most likely destroyed by an earthquake some 500 years ago. Read the article: Geoarchaeological evidence for the decline of a medieval city …

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High-Performance Scientific Computing in Terrestrial Systems

Founded in 2011, the ABC/J Competence Center HPSC TerrSys, together with the associated Simulation Laboratory Terrestrial Systems (SimLab TerrSys) and in close cooperation with the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), provides the geoscientists with scientific and technical support for their research activities by means of the Jülich supercomputers. More: High-Performance Scientific Computing in Terrestrial Systems …

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Studying within Geoverbund ABC/J

The diversity and complementarity of the range of courses provided under the umbrella of Geoverbund ABC/J offers many opportunities for the students´ individual profile formation. The students in the ABC/J region also benefit from reduced administrative barriers and are enabled to switch between the cooperating institutes without being charged additional study fees. More: Studying within Geoverbund ABC/J …

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Blog: A Bridge to Africa

In autumn 2018 young scientists from Africa met geoscientists from Geoverbund ABC/J in Accra, to get in contact with the latest methods of modeling and simulation with supercomputers. The vision: Soil Research can support a secure and sustainable food production for Africa – and a week together could be the first step. This project diary reports how the bridge building advances. More: Blog: A Bridge to Africa …