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

Equipment
Geomagnetic and Geodynamic Observatories
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

Seismic and Magnetotelluric Instrument Pools

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

Software
Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) Laboratory
High Resolution Transmission Spectrometer
Temporal Geophysical High-Resolution Arrays

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

Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer
Access
Access Type
Physical, Virtual
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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