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Infrastructure & Data

In the process of consolidating geoscientific competence in the Berlin/Potsdam region, Geo.X gives high priority to the coordinated planning, development and use of infrastructure for joint projects. The synergies created by the systematic networking of the resources of the various partners make an essential contribution to teaching and research in the field of Earth science.

The Geo.Data Clearing House aims to bundle and increase the visibility of research infrastructures and data of the Geo.X partner institutions within and outside the network. By providing easy access to infrastructures and research data within Geo.X, we aim to support our scientists in the planning and implementation of research projects within the network.

For this purpose, we started by developing a search portal for the Laboratory Infrastructure in the network

We will enhance it by including mobile devices, observatories, and models. To unlock the ultimate functionality in the future we will link our infrastructure capacities with corresponding data sets. On the long term, we aim to harmonize the different research data management strategies of the Geo.X partner institutions.

LI@Geo.X is an ongoing cooperation project. The Geo.X partner institutions are continually adding new entries to the LI database. If you wish to add your laboratory to LI@Geo.X or your entries need corrections, please send an email to

Geo.X Joint Labs


Geo.X provides the framework for the joint operation of the scientific infrastructure. The High-Pressure Laboratory for Geomaterial Sciences  is a pilot project within the network and is jointly managed by the University of Potsdam and the GFZ. Further joint laboratories are in preparation.

The aim of NFDI4Earth is to identify the need for digital changes in German Earth System Science. In a structured bottom-up process within the ESS community, a set of common principles, rules and standards for research data management in Earth System Science will be developed and established. Experimental prototype platforms will be created, working on distributed resources and providing tools and mechanisms for data integration and analysis. Geo.X, in its role as co-applicant, is coordinating activities for Community Building, User Needs, and Education and will promote the network's connectivity to NFDI4Earth.

About NFDI4Earth

From project based solutions towards a sustainable research data infrastructure

  • NFDI4Earth: National Research Data Infrastructure for Earth System Sciences
  • covers the whole range of geoscientific disciplines across all spatial and temporal dimensions

One community

  • to stimulate innovation and cultural change
  • towards a FAIR and collaborative research data management

Researchers, infrastructure and service providers, students and professionals in Earth System Sciences drive the process of forming one user oriented constantly growing consortium. 

Currently 54 partners from

  • Universities
  • Research Organisations (Helmholtz, Leibniz, Max Planck Society)
  • Infrastructure Providers (Research Infrastructures, Repositories, High Performance Computing Centers, Libraries)
  • Governmental Institutions
  • Scientific Associations


NFDI4Earth established 2018 as an Open Consortium

  • All Geo.X partners are part of NFDI4Earth
  • Institutes have expressed their domains of interest
  • Geo.X Head Office acts as Co-Applicant for the Task Area Community Buiding, User Needs andEducation 

NFDI4Earth is a national endeavor to meet the needs of all stakeholders in Earth System Science. Accordingly, the consortium invites all interested persons to participate: Get involved!