The German Geological Society (DGGV)

DGGV is a non-profit international Earth science organization with more than 3.600 members from more than 64 countries. The mission of DGGV is to support the geosciences in scientific research and teaching, economy, administration, and publication of new scientific knowledge.

Dear Geoscientists, Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to the GeoKarlsruhe 2021 – DGGV’s annual conference, held online on 19–24th of September 2021 at KIT in Karlsruhe. This year’s theme “Sustainable Earth – from processes to resources” addresses a wide spectrum of scientific topics from fundamental research to application.

Besides our virtual conference, you may also register for pre- and post-conference onsite field trips, which offer opportunities to meet physically, if Corona-restrictions allow. This year GeoKarlsruhe partners with the European Geothermal Workshop - EGW 2021.

We welcome you to contribute to our sessions, promoted by our session conveners and the organizing committee. Submission deadline is Wednesday, 26 May 2021.

Thanks to our session conveners, our gold, silver and bronze sponsors and to the organizing committee for their commitments and contributions.

We are looking forward to welcome you all to the virtual conferences and onsite field-trips at GeoKarlsruhe 2021.

Yours sincerely,
Christoph Hilgers (KIT) and  Jürgen Grötsch (DGGV)
On behalf of the scientific committee
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30 Geotope 3 -A campaign for the 175th birthday of the DGGV in 2023

The journey to Germany's most beautiful geotopes - digital and three-dimensional - continues:

One of the most beautiful geosites in Germany - The Externsteine are a group of spectacular sandstone rocks located within the Teutoburg Forest. The rocks were formed from sediment that accumulated within a marine basin during the Cretaceous many millions of years ago and, after burial and lithification, were tectonically uplifted and tilted. People have visited the rocks for many hundreds of years and they are regarded as a place of worship. Humans have now changed the appearance of the rocks by building bridges and stairs. There are also artificial caves and carvings. More at

Source: Lippisches Landesmuseum & Deutsche Geologische Gesellschaft - Geologische Vereinigung e.V. - DGGV #30Geotope³



DGGV is represented by the executive committee, the managing board and the advisory board. Students are represented by a student who is member of the advisory board.


Outstanding merits in scientific research and in the communication of scientific knowledge is appreciated by DGGV in form of honours and prizes.

DGGV is affiliated member of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) and is associated with the Geological Society of America (GSA). Based on a contract, DGGV has a close cooperation with BDG.





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GeoKalender 2020

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Geotop of the Month

Do you already know the websitte "Geotop of the Month"? Everey month we are presenting a select geotop in detail (in German language).
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