Prof. Dr. Gerhard Jentzsch
Institute for Geosciences, University of Jena
Born: 6th of July 1946, Taucha / Leipzig, Germany; Male
The department runs the Geodynamic Observatory Moxa and the East-Thuringia Seismological Network. The Geodynamic Observatory Moxa is equipped with a superconducting gravimeter, and, thus, belongs to the station network of the Global Geodynamics Project. It is also a station of the ECGN (European Combined Geodetic Network) and the GRSN (German Regional Seismic Network).
On the basis of the East-Thuringian Seismological Network he was and still is involved in swarm earthquake evaluation, especially in the area Vogtland / NW-Bohemia.
He was member of the so-called Advisory Board for the Termination of Nuclear Energy Use (Provincial Ministry for the Environment in Lower Saxony), and member of the German siting committee to develop a procedure for the search for a site for the German nuclear repository (German Federal Ministry of the Environment, 1999 to 2002), from 2009 to 2013 he was member of the Nuclear Waste Management Commission of the same Federal Ministry. Since 1990 he was involved in the estimation of earthquake hazards for different nuclear power plants and companies handling nuclear material in Germany, Czech Republic, France and USA.
He was active in national and international scientific organisations: Organisation of several special sessions at international meetings; chairman of different working groups of the Earth Tide Commission of the IAG, organising several workshops over 20 years; co-operations with foreign scientists, China and Japan (starting in 1986), Fennoscandia, Russia, Hungary, Poland; appointment as Fellow of the IAG in 1991; he was President of the German Geophysical Society and President of the FKPE, the Board of German Geophysical Institutions; he was the President of the Earth Tides Commission of the IAG (two terms 2003 to 2007 and 2007 to 2011).