Media.UP Media.UP en-us NEXUS: Earth Surface Dynamics Image trailer for the Research initiative NEXUS: Earth Surface Dynamics The terrestrial Earth Surface System is driven by geological, biological, and climatic forces. They form a complex system of closely coupled processes and feedbacks that are not yet sufficiently understood. Knowledge of these interactions is essential because the Earth’s surface is the foundation for all human activity and its dynamics impact all facets of life, habitability, and sustainability. Through UP's research initiative NEXUS: Earth Surface Dynamics the renowned earth, environmental, life and data sciences of the Potsdam-Berlin area will intensify existing collaboration and liaise with new partners to form a network to understand Earth-Surface processes. UP’s science campus Golm will be the center of NEXUS providing modern infrastructure and a concentration of interdisciplinary expertise. The NEXUS research initiative is coordinating the UP application for a Cluster of Excellence in the context of t Mo, 24 Jul 2017 11:04:41 GMT Neue Schadstoffe Neue Schadstoffe - in englisch als Emerging Contaminents bezeichnet - spielen eine zunehmend wichtige Rolle in unserer Umwelt. Ob und wie es möglich ist, diese Schadstoffe zu detektieren, zeigt diese Animation, die am Institut für Erd- und Umweltwissenschaften der Universität Potsdam entstanden ist. Sie wurde durch den AXA Research Fund gefördert. Mehr zu diesem Thema finden Sie unter: Fr, 28 Apr 2017 15:09:46 GMT Emerging Contaminants Thallium is used for various high-technology products (optics, electronics or even medicine).It is only used in small amounts, but because of its unique characteristics it has become an important raw material in modern consumer electronics. Nevertheless, Thallium is toxic. Since Thallium is also a by-product of mining processes and is transferred into natural water and soil supplies, it is important to identify Thallium concentrations in food plants and water respectively. This animation was funded by the AXA Research Fund. More about the ISPETI-Project and related research can be found at Fr, 28 Apr 2017 14:51:17 GMT