Legal information / Provider Identification

Imprint according to § 5 TMG (Tele Media Act) and § 55 RStV (German Interstate Treaty on Broadcasting)


The provider of this internet presence is the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam German Research Centre for Geosciences, hosting the Secretariat of IUGG.


Helmholtz Centre Potsdam German Research Centre for Geosciences – GFZ


14473 Potsdam

Phone: +49 331 288 0


Legal form

The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam German Research Centre for Geosciences – GFZ 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

Responsible editor for the contents of the internet presence of IUGG with regard to media law is Dr. Alexander Rudloff (Secretary General of IUGG and Staff Member, Executive Board of GFZ)

Phone: +49 331 288-1069



Der Sichtbarmacher – Agentur für Online Konzeption,

Technical realization and support

Responsible for the technical implementation is Der Sichtbarmacher – Agentur für Online Konzeption,


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

In addition, a download or printout is only permitted for the purpose of reporting on the IUGG.

Each copy (including extracts) must contain a copyright statement corresponding to the page.

All other uses, such as duplication, alteration or use of these graphics, recordings, video sequences or texts on GFZ 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.

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Liability notice

IUGG controls and updates the available information on the IUGG website at regular intervals. Despite all care, information, data or links may have changed in the meantime. Therefore IUGG is not liable or does not guarantee for the currentness, accuracy and completeness of the information provided.

The same applies to all other websites, which are referred to by hyperlink. IUGG shall not be responsible 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, IUGG 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.

Alternative Dispute Resolution in Consumer Contracts

According to the law on Alternative Dispute Resolution in Consumer Contracts (VSBG), a trader who maintains a website or uses general terms and conditions is obliged to notify consumers of the extent to which he is willing or obliged to participate in dispute settlement proceedings before a consumer’s dispute resolution body. The European Commission provides an online platform for dispute resolution (OS) under the external link The platform serves as a point of contact for the out-of-court settlement of disputes with regard to contractual obligations arising from online purchase contracts. The IUGG is not obligated to participate in a dispute resolution procedure before a dispute resolution body and, furthermore, does not offer participation.

Contact details

For more information about IUGG, please contact the secretariat:

IUGG Secretariat
Dr. Franz G. Kuglitsch
Executive Secretary
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
Telegrafenberg, A17
14473 Potsdam, Germany

Phone: +49 331 288 1759