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Bonn becomes new location of the EU weather center ECMWF
The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) will move from the UK to Germany in 2021, together with its approximately 150 employees. Bonn prevailed over Barcelona in the decisive selection round. The decision strengthens Bonn as a center of excellence and is trendsetting for the University of Bonn and its partners in the region.
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ABC/J Young Academics Award: Apply now!

Supporting early-career scientists is a fundamental concern of Geoverbund ABC/J. This is why in 2021, Geoverbund ABC/J will for the 11th 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 15 March 2021. More: ABC/J Young Academics Award: Apply now! …

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International exchange scheme Scotland/Germany

On a competitive basis, the two parallel schemes provide flexible financial support to initiate and enhance collaboration between SAGES and the Geoverbund in all aspects of geoscience and Earth systems science. More: International exchange scheme Scotland/Germany …

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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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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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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 …

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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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ABC/J Competence Centres

The Geoverbund ABC/J promotes the establishment of competence centres along the lines of the two already established centres HPSC TerrSys and CPEX-LAB. ABC/J Competence Centres bundle complementary expertises on a specific research topic, coordinate research activities and interconnect scientific infrastructures - across locations and independent of institutional structures. More: ABC/J Competence Centres …

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Picture gallery of the 2018 ABC/J summer festival

The last ABC/J summer festival took place on 29 June 2018 at Forschungszentrum Jülich. In addition to the presentation of the young academics award, the keynote lecture by Dr. Insa Thiele-Eich, "our candidate" for a flight to the ISS, was another highlight of the event. But of course the festival is always a great opportunity to get to know each other better. More: Picture gallery of the 2018 ABC/J summer festival …