Since 2003 the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research supported by UNESCO presents the latest topics of geoscientific research on the website "planeterde" (planet earth). The articles of the portal address both the geoscientific community and the interested public. Apart from a quick overview of current releases from research institutions the site provides background reports written by specialized journalists, that put current geoscientific events in a broader context. In addition, members of expeditions report regularly of the progress of their projects and on their life on board in the middle of the ocean. At "planeterde TV" geoscientific issues are covered in short animation clips in an understandable way.
The "Geo number of the day" – a daily renewed fact from the geo world – offers easy to access knowledge to remember and spread. Chosen articles of planeterde in a child-oriented style and language can be found at "bunteerde" (colorful earth). Under "Projects" the site functions as an information medium for the community across institutions: About 600 running and finished projects are listed, all of them are supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Since the launch of planeterde iserundschmidt has been responsible for the complete content and technical maintenance of the side.
Contract iserundschmidt: since 2003 | Tasks iserundschmidt: editing, text creation, picture research, animation clips, website conception | Client: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research | Internet: planeterde.de