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Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
Helmholtz Association
Address:
Germany
Location
Telegrafenberg, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, PO: 14473 (Germany)
Structure
Type Of RI
Distributed, Mobile, Virtual
Coordinating Country
Germany
Status
Status
Current Status:
Operational since 1993
Scientific Description
The complexity of System Earth requires an integrated observational strategy and infrastructure which has the potential to record diverse key diagnostic features. Accordingly, this infrastructure must include globally-distributed and technically varied instruments such as specialized Earth observation satellites, seismological instruments, magneto-telluric devices, observatories for the magnetic and gravity field, and analytical facilities. This challenge is met by the Modular Earth Science Infrastructure (MESI) at GFZ that integrates instrumentation and facilities supervised by external committees and is accessible for scientists from other research units and universities free of charge.

RI Keywords
MESI, GFZ, Magneto-telluric devices, Observatories for the magnetic and gravity field, Seismological instruments, Data repository, Secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS), Earth observation equipment, Modular Earth Science Infrastructure, Real-time data, TEM, Earth observation satellites
Classifications
RI Category
In situ Earth Observatories
Scientific Domain
Earth and Environmental Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Environment
Services
Microscopy/Spectroscopy Services
Access to Data

MESI delivers data, data products and information especially from the global networks and monitoring instruments to all users either through GFZ-operated data centres, international data centres like the ICSU World Data Centres (WDC) or international services like IGS, ORFEUS, IRIS, etc..

Access to Data Products
Equipment
Seismic and Magnetotelluric Instrument Pools

For mobile experiments. Provided by GIPP, Geophysical Instrument Pool Potsdam and DEPAS-Land, German instrument pool for amphibian seismology.

Temporal Geophysical High-Resolution Arrays

To investigate tectonic key regions (e.g. active and passive continental margins).

High Resolution Transmission Spectrometer
Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) Laboratory
Software
Satellite Systems

Satellite missions: GRACE, TerraSAR, and TANDEM-X, GOCE, Swarm, EnMAP, GRACE-FO Ground segments: Satellite Receiving Station in Ny-Ålesund, Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR) Station

Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer
Geomagnetic and Geodynamic Observatories
Access
Access Type
Virtual, Physical
Access Mode
Wide
Users
Users Definition
Individuals
Collaborations
ESFRI
RI is a node of an ESFRI project
Networks
European Plate Observing System (EPOS)
Date of last update: 31/08/2018
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