About us

DGGV German Geological Society

The German Geological Society – Geological Association (DGGV) is an international, non-profit organization in the geosciences with over 3500 members from more than 64 countries. Prominent founding members of the society, which was established in 1848 in Berlin as the German Geological Society (DGG), included Alexander von Humboldt and Leopold von Buch.


This motivates us

This is us

Board, advisory board, heads of the specialist sections and working groups at a glance


President Prof. Dr. Martin Meschede


Our 175-year history in detail

Honors & Prizes

Each year, the Society awards prizes for outstanding scientific achievements.


The Company manages three foundations

DGGV Library

Our library in Potsdam is open to the public


Be there and support our work with your donation

Leopold-von-Buch’s tomb

Tomb of one of our founding fathers, Leopold von Buch, donation-funded


Association of the four largest geoscientific associations in Germany

Deutsche Geologische Gesellschaft – Geologische Vereinigung e. V. (DGGV)

Geschäftsstelle Berlin
Rhinstraße 84
12681 Berlin


Frau Lara Müller-Ruhe
Tel. 030-509 640 48