Legal information / Provider Identification

Legal Information / Provider Identification according to § 5 TMG (Tele Media Act) and § 55 RStV (German Interstate Treaty on Broadcasting)

The provider of this internet presence (IAGA – Division VI) is the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ.

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
14473 Potsdam
Phone: +49(0)331 6264-0

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The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences is a Public Law Foundation. The GFZ is member of the Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren e.V. (Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres)

Authorized representatives
The GFZ is legally represented by Prof. Dr. Susanne Buiter (Chairperson of the Board and Scientific Executive Director) and Dr. Stefan Schwartze (Administrative Executive Director).

Value Added Tax ID
VAT Identification Number according to § 27a VAT Tax Act: DE138407750

Editorial Staff (IAGA – Division VI)

IAGA (International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy) is one of eight associations within IUGG (International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics) and IUGG is one of thirty unions within ICSU (International Council for Science).

Authorized representatives for IAGA Division VI - Electromagnetic Induction into the Earth and Planetary Bodies - are Dr. Nick Palshin (Chair) and PD Dr. Ute Weckmann (Co-Chair).

Editor, conception, and coordination of is by the webmaster of IAGA Division VI

Prof. Dr. Oliver Ritter

The image on our home page was created by event photographer Gerald Schmidt from Berlin.

Technical Realization and Support

Responsible for the technical implementation is the unit IT Services and Operations

This legal information also applies to GFZ services on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube


The texts and images on this website are protected by copyright. Copying these files or printing the publications is only permitted for private use.

All other uses, such as duplication, alteration or use of these graphics, recordings, video sequences or texts on this websites in further electronic or printed publications for non-commercial and commercial purposes are not permitted without the explicit consent of the copyright holder - even if they are not labelled as a copyright protected document.

Content, which is published under the Creative Commons License may be used only in accordance with the specified license conditions.

Liability notice

The editorial staff controls and updates the available information on these websites at regular intervals. Despite all care, information, data or links may have changed in the meantime. There is no liability or guarantee for the currentness, accuracy and completeness of the information provided.

The same applies to all other websites, which are referred to by hyperlink. There is not responsibility for the content of the websites that are reached as a result of such a connection. Instead the relevant provider is always responsible for the contents of the linked pages.

In establishing the initial link, the editorial staff has reviewed the relevant external content in order to determine that they were free of illegal content at the time of linking.

If you detect errors in content or technology, please let us know.

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