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DFG Panel Hearing

The preliminary date for the hearing in front of the DFG reviewer panel has been set to the 26th of March. During this event, Mark will present the research progress made during the first phase and defend the plans for the second phase of the 4DMB SPP. To prepare for this, we will need your help. Please go to the website under research/projects and check whether your reports are up to date. If not, send us an updated version so we have your latest results and research highlights in a concise format. You can also send us additional information that is relevant to your research progress but should not go publicly in the reports on the website.

AlpArray Session at EGU

There will be a special AlpArray Session at the EGU 2020 conference, as well as a couple of AlpArray research group meetings. We hope to see many of you there! You can find all the relevant information by following this link to our website.

General Information

AlpArray/SPP 2020 Meeting
The next annual meeting will be held in Prague from the 10th to the 13th of November. The 10th will be reserved for an early career scientists meeting.

Equal opportunity funds
As part of our SPP, we have access to special funds to support parents and female researchers with the aim to promote gender equality. These funds can be used to by female researchers to visit conferences that can otherwise not be paid for from the project budget or to take part in networking or mentoring activities. Parents can use these funds to pay for child care during conferences, field trips or vacations but also to create a home office or to employ a HiWi. More information (in German) can be found here. If you want to make use of this opportunity do not hesitate to contact either Mark ( or Emanuel (

Please send us your publications and information about outreach activities.

Data repository
Please start using the data repository under
You can find the username and the password for submitting datasets in the member area. Do not hesitate to upload also preliminary information. Instructions on how to use the data repository can be found here.

Best regards,

Emanuel, Mark and Michael

Dr. Emanuel D. Kästle
Freie Universität Berlin
Institute of Geological Sciences
Building B
Malteserstraße 74-100
D-12249 Berlin
Phone +49 - 30 - 838 64746