The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ was established in 1991 and has about 1,000 employees in Leipzig, Halle/S. and Magdeburg (Germany), who study the complex interactions between humans and the environment in cultivated and damaged landscapes. The Department of Environmental Informatics (ENVINF) is fostering a combination of computational mechanics and applied informatics with applications in Environmental Sciences. The ENVINF-Team is an interdisciplinary group of engineers and scientists dealing with the OpenGeoSys software engineering, which includes particularly the implementation of numerical methods for the solution of multi-field problems such as thermo-hydro-mechanical-chemical (THMC) coupled problems in porous and fractured media, as well as the OpenGeoSys interface development, such as e.g. the OpenGeoSysDataExplorer, the IWASToolBox, or for the TESSIN-3D-VISLab.

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The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources is the central geoscientific authority providing advice to the German Federal Government in all geo-relevant questions. It is subordinate to the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). [CONTACT]


The object of research of the Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences the Earth System – our planet, on and from which we live. We study the history of the Earth and its characteristics, as well as the processes which occur on its surface and within is interior. We also investigate the many interactions which exist between the various parts of the system, the geosphere, the hydrosphere, the atmosphere and finally the biosphere.


The Paul Scherrer Institute, PSI, is the largest research centre for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform world-class research in three main subject areas: Matter and Material; Energy and the Environment; and Human Health. By conducting fundamental and applied research, we work on long-term solutions for major challenges facing society, industry and science. [CONTACT]


The Dresden University of Technology has gained its excellent reputation above through achievements in engineering and the natural sciences. But the university offers a wide spectrum of studies with focus on following five Research Priority Areas (RPAs): Health Sciences, Energy and Environment, Biomedicine and Bioengineering, Information Technologies and Microelectronics, Smart Materials and Structures, and Culture and Knowledge. [CONTACT]

Uni Tuebingen

The University of Tübingen has a proven track record as an outstanding research institution in both national and international competition. In the most respected rankings, it has repeatedly demonstrated its credentials as a top university in the Humanities and Social Sciences as well as in the Life and Natural Sciences. Within the core research program in environmental and geoscience, reasearch focusses on water, climate, and energy issues for the future of mankind. This broad spectrum of research questions meets a broad spectrum of specialists at the Tübingen Center for Applied Geoscience (ZAG) – with knowledge and skills that have developed over many decades. Special subjects include Hydrogeochemistry, Environmental Mineralogy and Chemistry, Geomicrobiology, Geophysics and Sedimentology. [CONTACT]

CAU Kiel

The Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel is a university of interconnecting and interactive academic cultures, which consistently applies interdisciplinary approaches to address major, cross-cutting social topics such as climate change, health and human development. The research of the work group Geohydromodelling is focussed on the development and application of numerical models for subsurface flow and reactive transport processes. The general aim is the detailed and accurate numerical simulation of the governing processes as well as the process interactions with OpenGeoSys. [CONTACT]

Uni Edingburgh

The School of GeoSciences of the University of Edinburgh was formed on August 2002 by the merger of the former Institute of Ecology and Resource Management, the Department of Geography, the Department of Geology and Geophysics, and the Institute for Meteorology. All its constituent parts have had a long history within the university, most dating back to the early nineteenth century.The Earth and Planetary Science Research Group focus on a better understanding of chemical and physical properties of materials, the origin and history of pore fluids, minerals, rocks, rock assemblages, and magmas, and their interactions, at all scales within the Earth. [CONTACT]


KIGAM is a leading Korean institute contributing to the proper understanding of our earth, its conservation and the efficient utilization of its limited resources for the benefit of all the people inhabiting in our global village.


The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information. [CONTACT]