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The Integrated Plate Boundary Observatory Chile (IPOC) is a joint German-French-Chilean project between:


  • Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
  • Freie Universität Berlin
  • GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel


  • Centre National de la Récherche Scientifíque Paris (C.N.R.S.)
  • Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP)
  • Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
  • Université de Montpellier 2
  • ISTerre, Grenoble


  • Universidad de Chile, Santiago
  • Universidad Católica del Norte, Antofagasta
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago


The provider of this internet presence is the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam German Research Centre for Geosciences - GFZ.

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam German Research Centre for Geosciences - GFZ
14473 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 288 0

Legal form
The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam German Research Centre for Geosciences - GFZ is a Public Law Foundation. The GFZ is member of the  Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren e.V. (Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres)

Authorized representatives
The GFZ is legally represented by Prof. Dr. Niels Hovius (Scientific Executive Director and Chairman of the Board - interim) and Dr. Stefan Schwartze (Administrative Executive Director).

Value Added Tax ID
VAT Identification Number according to § 27a VAT Tax Act: DE138407750



Bernd Schurr (project coordinator, editor)
Section 4.1 Lithosphere Dynamics
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
Public Law Foundation
14473 Potsdam (Germany)
Phone: +49 331 288 1313
Fax.: +49 331 288 1370
Email: schurr(at)

Serge A. Shapiro
Department of Earth Sciences
Institute of Geophysics
Freie Universität Berlin
Malteserstraße 74 - 100
12249 Berlin (Germany)
Phone: +49 30 838 70 830
Fax: +49 30 838 70 729
Email: shapiro(at)

Heidrun Kopp
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
East shore campus
Wischhofstrasse 1-3
D-24148 Kiel (Germany)
Phone: +49-431 600 2334
Fax: +49-431 600 2922
Email: hkopp(at)


Jean-Pierre Vilotte
Department of Seismology
Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (CNRS UMR-7154)
4, Place Jussieu
75252 - Paris Cedex 05 (France)
Phone: +33-1-44 27 38 88
Fax: +33-1-44 27 48 94
Email: vilotte(at)

Christophe Vigny
Département Terre Atmosphère Océan
École Normale Supérieure (and C.N.R.S.)
24, rue Lhomond
75231 Paris cedex 05 (France)
Phone: 33-1-44 32 22 14
Fax: +33-1-44 32 22 00
Email: vigny(at)

Frédérick Boudin
Géosciences Montpellier
UMR 5243 - CC 60
Université Montpellier 2
Place E. Bataillon
34095 Montpellier cedex 5 (France)
Phone: +33-4-67 14 49 81
Email: frederick.boudin(at)

Anne Socquet
OSUG-C (Maison des Géosciences)
1381, rue de la Piscine
38400 Saint-Martin d’Hères
Adresse postale:
ISTerre - BP 53
38041 Grenoble CEDEX 9 (France)
Phone: +33 476 635 215
Fax: +33 476 635 252
Email: anne.socquet(at)


Sergio Barrientos Parra
Centro Sismológico Nacional de la Universidad de Chile (CSN)
Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas
Universidad de Chile
Beauchef 850, Santiago (Chile)
Phone: +56-2-29784309
Email: sbarrien(at)

Gabriel Armando González López
Universidad Católica del Norte
Facultad De Ingeniería Y Ciencias Geológicas
Pab. W Ofic. 322
Avenida Angamos 0610
Antofagasta (Chile)
Phone +56-55 2355 952
Fax: +56-55 2355 977
E-mail: ggonzale(at)

Gonzalo Yañez Carrizo
Facultad de Ingeniería
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Vicuña Mackennna 4060
Macul, Santiago (Chile)
Phone: +56-2-354 4207
Email: gyanez(at)


Kirsten Elger (kelger(at), Johannes Wagner, Vivien Lindemann, Franziska Alberg

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