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Chair of Mathematical and Physical Geodesy

We contribute to the advancement of science and the formation of experts in the field of space geodesy and navigation. We are convinced of the high societal relevance of space geodesy and positioning to monitor, precisely quantify and reliably predict changes in our environment and in the ever-changing Earth’s system. We are pursuing our goals by integrating excellent research, innovative technical developments, profound education and international collaborations.

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CubETH, the nano-satellite mission of MPG, is a first step in a long term strategy to make use of low-cost GNSS equipment in space. Read more

CubETH in the media (2016/11/17)

Today, a newspaper article on CubETH was published in the TagesAnzeiger. Read it here (german only)

Gotthard Base Tunnel

The world's longest railway tunnel - the Gotthard Base Tunnel - will be opened officially this weekend (June 4./5.). Researchers at the Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry made considerable contributions to the successful construction. Read the full story here.


Two major challenges in Earth monitoring today are the fast response to catastrophic events (e.g., earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides) and the reliable detection of very small long-term trends (e.g., sea level change, plate tectonics). Read more

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