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VARDA is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as Research for Sustainable Development (FONA) through the PalMod initiative; Grant number: 01LP15-[10][A].


Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ
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The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam · German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ is a Public Law Foundation. The GFZ is a member of the Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren e.V. (Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres).

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The GFZ is legally represented by Prof. Dr. Susanne Buiter (Chairperson of the Board and Scientific Executive Director) and Dr. Stefan Schwartze (Administrative Executive Director).

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Responsible editor for the contents of the VARDA internet presence
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Dr. Cecile Blanchet, Dr. Arne Ramisch, Alexander Brauser

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Mario Dorn, Konstantin Mittelbach, Alexander Brauser

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Mario Dorn, Konstantin Mittelbach, Matthias Köppl, Alexander Brauser

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Alexander Brauser, Anna Beckett, Laura Schley


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