WSM Team, Partners and Office Location

The World Stress Map is a collaborative project between industry and academia. Besides the office at the GFZ Potsdam and the WSM core team members we have the support from numerous individual contributors and collaborators. Without their effort the project would not have been successful.

Management of the WSM Project
Dr. Oliver Heidbach (head), GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany, heidbach(at)
Dr. Mojtaba Rajabi (deputy head), University of Queensland, Australia, m.rajabi(at)

Former Heads of the WSM Project
Prof. Mary-Lou Zoback (1986-1992), Stanford University, USA
Prof. Karl Fuchs  (1995-2002), Karlsruhe University, Germany
Prof. Friedemann Wenzel (2003-2008), Karlsruhe University, Germany

WSM Core Team Members
Dr. Paola Montone, INGV Rome, Italy, paola.montone(at)
Dr. Birgit Müller, KIT, Germany, birgit.mueller(at)
Dr. John Reinecker, Geo.T Engineering, Germany, reinecker(at)
Dr. Karsten Reiter, TU Darmstadt, Germany, reiter(at)
Dr. Sebastian von Specht, Central University of Taiwan, specht(at)
Dr. Mark Tingay, University of Adelaide, Australia, mark.tingay(at)
Prof. Furen Xie, ICD Beijing, China, xxiefr(at)
Dr. Moritz Ziegler, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany, mziegler(at)

Database Analysis, Maintenance and Technical Support at the GFZ Potsdam
Dr. Kirsten Elger
Tim Hake
Steffi Lammers
Vivien Lindemann
Sophia Morawietz
Naomi Rettelbach
Celine Sieber
GFZ Computer Centre

Office Location and Contact Address
Dr. Oliver Heidbach
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
Section 2.6 Seismic Hazard and Risks Dynamics
14473 Potsdam

phone: +49(0)331 288-2814
fax: +49(0)331 288-1127
e-mail: heidbach(at)



Your WSM Support

We seek continuously support from individual scientists, institutions and industry. Integrating your stress data into the WSM database will enhance the value of your data and you will gain new insights into the stress pattern of your area of interest.

Please contact the WSM team if you have any questions regarding data analysis and technical issues.