History of the Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics
Reorganisation and Focussing
According to a decision of the advisory board of the institute a reorganisation enacted the 1.4.2009. The sections of the institute became renamed to:
Section S1: Seismics & Gravimetry
Section S2: Geoelektrics & Elektromagnetics
Section S3: Geochronology & Isotope hydrology
Section S4: Geothermics & Information Systems
Section S5: Petrophysics & Borehole Geophysics
The topical research fields of the institute are:
Groundwater Systems - Hydrogeophysics
Terrestrial Sediment Systems
New name - new scientific profile - new web presence
The Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics displays a new internet presence which is based on a content management system. The new web presence shows the institute's new scientific profile.
Renamed as „Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics“
The new name in German, „Leibniz-Institut für Angewandte Geophysik“, is set by law of the Lower Saxony Parliament on 11.12.2008. The new name demonstrates the new orientation and a scientific focus. In addition it indicates that the institute is a member of the „Leibniz-Gemeinschaft“.
Professor Dr. Ugur Yaramanci becomes Director of the institute
An interim solution of the direction of the institute ended with the appointment of Prof. Dr. Ugur Yaramanci as the new leading scientific director. Before this appointment, Prof. Dr. Manfred Frechen managed the institute as provisional director since 31.7.2006, because the former director, Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Kümpel, has become President of the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR).
GGA-Institute successfully passed the first independent scientific evaluation
A federal committee for the promotion of research and development decided at the end of a scientific evaluation process that the founding of the GGA-Instituts will be continued in the total amount. The GGA-Institute has successfully passed this first independent scientific evaluation. The institute started immedately to carry out the suggestions for improvement of the evaluating group.
An evaluation of the GGA-Institute has been performed. An external scientific evaluating group of the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft visits the institute. The final very positive result of the evaluation was published in January 2006 by a federal committee for the promotion of research and development.
Institute gets additional English name
The advisory board of the institute decides on an additional name to be used for international contacts. The name is: “Leibniz Institute for Applied Geosciences”.
Professor Dr. Hans-Joachim Kümpel becomes Director of the institute
Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Kümpel is the first ordinary director of the new GGA-Institute.
Professor Dr. Hans-Jürgen Dürbaum honoured
Since the founding of the institute, the retired Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Dürbaum has managed the institute as an interim director. The Lower Saxony Finance Minister, Frau Dr. Knorre, present him with the “Verdienstkreuz erster Klasse des Niedersächsischen Verdienstordens” for his service to the institute.
Institut für Geowissenschaftliche Gemeinschaftsaufgaben starts activities.
Institut für Geowissenschaftliche Gemeinschaftsaufgaben is founded by law.
A new institute for geoscientific research is founded by the Lower Saxony Parliament on 16.12.1999. The “Institut für Geowissenschaftliche Gemeinschaftsaufgaben“ has its base in Hannover.