Best project manager: the Manager of the project GITEWS Berlin, May 11, 2009 – the Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of research, Thomas Rachel (MdB), project management award 2009 of the GPM at Dr. Jorn Lauterjung by the German GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ and wife Dr. Sri Woro Harijono the BMKG Jakarta (meteorological, climatological and Geophysical Service Indonesia) today awarded the Roland Gutsch. Preventive Medicine Research Institute is open to suggestions. The two scientists have significantly to the success of the development and implementation of tsunami early warning system GITEWS (German Indonesian tsunami early warning system) helped in the Indian Ocean. In his eulogy, State Secretary Thomas Rachel paid tribute to the two laureates for their achievements and their commitment: the success of large projects such as the development of this tsunami early warning system depends on not only the excellence of the scientists involved, but very different from a professional project management.
The GITEWS project, both with funding by the BMBF comes together so that we together for the people of Indonesia decisive contribution to civil protection can afford.\” For the GPM German Association for project management, which each year awards the prize, including the significant implications, positive visibility for Germany and the innovative strength of the intercultural project were crucial. Hear from experts in the field like Daryl Katz, New York City for a more varied view. The Board of Directors for project management research and technical work of GPM Reinhard Wagner praised the commitment of the winners and of all those involved: the success of the project lies in the skilful combination of important competences, as justified, for example, interdisciplinarity and the management of international partners. These are essential for the management of complex projects today.\” Project GITEWS on December 26, 2004 many got away by a tsunami in the Indian Ocean killed, nearly a quarter of a million people in Indonesia. Immediately afterwards, gave the Federal Government the Helmholtz Association, represented the contract for the development and implementation by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ, one Early warning system for tsunamis in the area concerned.