Potsdam Summer School 2020: moved to 2021
Water: Our Global Common Good – The Hydrosphere across Land and Sea
Geo.X is the geoscientific competence network in Berlin and Potsdam. The network integrates universities and non-university research institutions. Geo.X partners are committed to a close cooperation in research, teaching, sharing joint infrastructure, internationalization and knowledge transfer.
Funded by the Helmholtz Association.
Geo.X allocates funding for the purpose of initiating and developing new research projects. Additionally, we stimulate regional and international exchange and cooperation by providing travel grants. Funding at a glance
Please note: All Geo.X funding instruments are suspended till the end of 2020.
We will inform you if they are renewed. Thanks for your understanding.
What do we expect from Geo.X?
Prof. Dr. Verena Blechinger-Talcott, Director of the Center of Area Studies at FU Berlin
"The Freie Universität chooses Geo.X as a platform that enhances the existing potential of the region in geosciences by coordination and therefor represents the ideal complement to activities of the Freie Universität with special regard to the strategy for excellence, and also beyond."
Prof. Dr. Christian Thomsen, President of TU Berlin
"From our point of view, Geo.X provides the optimal infrastructure and has the potential to bring the geoscientific services to the Greater Berlin / Brandenburg area in an excellent way." The TU Berlin will contribute its expertise in engineering and geoscientific research These include, for example, geology, geophysics and geodesy."
Prof. Dr. Oliver Günther, President of University of Potsdam
"Geo.X pools competences and perspectives around the urgent future questions of our global society - only together we can master this complex task."
Prof. Dr. Mark G. Lawrence, Managing Scientific Director of Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies Potsdam e.V. (IASS)
"We like to work with Geo.X because the network of various partners offers a broad range of easily accessible expertise, which we can build on while working with other partners in science, society and politics to transdisciplinarily generate solutions and recommendations for urgent sustainability issues."
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Reinhard F. J. Hüttl, Scientific Board German Research Centre for Geoscience GFZ and Spokesman Geo.X
"We are proud of Geo.X, because as a research network it creates a critical mass of geosciences in Berlin and Potsdam, opening up voting options both in-house and for interdisciplinary cooperation with neighboring disciplines - from science and technology to science Social sciences and humanities. This makes Geo.X an ideal platform for transfer of knowledge and know-how to decision-makers, above all politics, but also in the economy and in international comparison. "
Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius, Director of Alfred-Wegener-Institute AWI
"With Geo.X the location of the AWI in Potsdam is linked synergistically in an outstanding geoscientific, but also highly interdisciplinary network. Thus the AWI connects the polar and marine world with the Berlin and Brandenburg region."
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. Sabine Kunst, President of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
"Geo.X connects scientists in the field of geosciences, but also provides a broad-based alliance for sustainability research, and this networking of science, social, and economics has great potential for the development of the area.With Geo.X we have a successful common platform of research-strong institutions as a competent partner for a holistic view of the topic of sustainability in the science region Berlin-Brandenburg. "
Prof. Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer, Director of Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
"Human wellbeing in the Anthropocene depends on furthering, integrating and applying planetary boundaries and global commons research – the foundation of PIK’s integrated climate impact research. In this field, Geo.X acts as an accelerator for the next generation of interdisciplinary geoscientists, and thus forwards research on a safe operating space of the Earth system for human development."