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.
Potsdam Summer School 2022
“Towards a Sustainable Transformation – Climate, Energy and Nature in a Changing World”
"Machine learning identifies ecological selectivity patterns across the end-Permian mass extinction"
Young Academy Publication by William Foster et al.
LI@Geo.X - Geo.X Laboratory Infrastructure Search
LI@Geo.X is a search portal that provides information on the laboratory infrastructure of the network partners and thus offers support to scientists in planning and implementing their research projects. LI@Geo.X is an ongoing cooperation project with new entries being continuously added. Visit and explore the portal!
Geo.X Summer Meeting and Get-Together
25th August 2022
We cordially invite all scientists, students and colleagues from the administrations in the Geo.X Research Network for Geosciences in Berlin and Potsdam to our Summer Meeting and Get-Together 2022. This year, our meeting is hosted by the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin.
Please find more information on program and venue here.
Prof. Dr. Sven Chojnacki,
Vice President of Freie Universität Berlin (FU)
"Freie Universität chooses Geo.X as a platform that enhances the existing potential of the region in geosciences by coordination and therefore represents the ideal complement to activities of Freie Universität with special regard to the strategy for excellence, and also beyond."
Prof. Dr. Geraldine Rauch,
President of Technische Universität Berlin (TU)
"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 (UP)
"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. Susanne Buiter
Scientific Executive Director German Research Centre for Geoscience (GFZ)
"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. Christoph Schneider,
Vice President for Research of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU)
"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 (PIK)
"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."