German Geophysical Society

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The German Geophysical Society (German: Deutsche Geophysikalische Gesellschaft, DGG) is a society for geophysics in Germany; it was founded on 19 Sep 1922 in Leipzig, Germany on the initiative of the seismologist Emil Wiechert, as the Deutsche Seismologische Gesellschaft (German Seismological Society). Among its founding members were also Karl Erich Andrée, Gustav Angenheister (de), Immanuel Friedländer (de), Beno Gutenberg, Franz Kossmat, Gerhard Krumbach (de), Karl Mack (de), Ludger Mintrop (de), Peter Polis (de), and August Heinrich Sieberg (de). In 1924, it changed its name into German Geophysical Society.

Its main activities include the organization of an annual scientific conference of geophysicists mostly of German-speaking countries (or close personal or professional ties to them) and the publication of a major scientific journal, the Geophysical Journal International (GJI) in cooperation with the Royal Astronomical Society. The DGG also organizes seminars and workshops on specific scientific topics for its members and offers information and advice on issues related to the organization of university curricula in geophysics.


Members are mostly professional geophysicists, but in principle, everybody who supports the aims of the society can become a member. Membership is terminated by resignation at the end of the calendar, in justified cases, members can be voted out by the board.


  • free online access to Geophysical Journal International
  • at member contributor level GJI GGS Magazine with 12 issues per year at a discounted price
  • the DGG communications with current information from the Geophysics
  • the even-numbered editions of their geo scientific releases GMIT
  • at the annual meeting of the society, you pay a reduced registration fee
  • Information and referrals to all of the DGG conducted training sessions
  • up to date information on issues that affect the geophysics

Application Process[edit]

You can either be a Geophysics enthusiast or a professional to qualify, all candidates must fill out application and turn it in. As a part of your application you must name two existing members of the society that can vouch for you. The management board can terminate an application without reason at any point during the process without the consent of the executive board The Board may invite persons who are geophysics or important to society or have made a special contribution, (requiring a ¾ majority vote) as honorary members.They enjoy all the rights of the individual members without their obligations

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