We are GeoSphere Austria
We are all facing major challenges: Measures against advancing climate change, the protection of settlement areas as well as infrastructure against frequently occurring extreme weather events and natural hazards, sustainable raw material extraction or groundwater protection all form an existentially important foundation for the sustainable development of our society.
With the GeoSphere Austria Act, the Austrian administration reacted to these new challenges with an approach that is highly innovative and almost unique in Europe. As of January 1, 2023, the existing research institutes Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik (ZAMG) and the Geologische Bundesanstalt (GBA) will combine their knowledge and skills in the newly founded GeoSphere Austria, Austria‘s integrated federal institute for geology, geophysics, climatology and meteorology.
This merger is intended to advance research on the different spheres of the Earth, from the atmosphere to the subsurface and their interaction, as well as to develop integrated services spanning all four thematic areas.
GeoSphere Austria is responsible for distributing warnings to the general public as well as advising the federal government on topics related to the aforementioned fields. In addition, GeoSphere Austria provides an important base for a prevention-oriented approach to climate change and the sustainable development of Austria.
New name - same quality
Although many things will change, some things will remain the same: We will continue to provide you with our current products and services, your contact persons will stay the same, and you will still find us at our current locations.
We are pleased to be able to help shape the future as GeoSphere Austria and will continue to be there for you with the usual quality under our new name.