We carry out fundamental research in areas of geodynamics, geomagnetism, geothermics and seismology
Our Institute participates in EU grant projects and international research projects
Our Institute organizes presentations and events for the public, gives expert advice to the media
We provide access to data acquired from geophysical measurements and its interpretation

The Institute of Geophysics of the Czech Academy of Sciences is a public research institution engaged in fundamental research, aimed generally at physics of the solid Earth and its immediate space environment. Main research directions include studies of the lithosphere and sub-lithosphere structures and dynamics of the Earth, geodynamics of seismically active regions, past and present climatic changes, solar-terrestrial relations, magnetotelluric studies, environmental geomagnetism, and many others.

Theoretical modelling and numerical simulations of geophysical fields are integral parts of the research programme of the Institute. In addition to fundamental research, however, we are involved in practical application of geoscience research, in collaboration with industry partners. An important part of our mission is the study of geoscience problems that have a significant impact on society – for instance, geological hazards such as seismic or volcanic activity.

Our activities comprise regular observatory monitoring of Earth’s physical fields by a number of observatories and instrumental networks, as well as broad collaboration with a world-wide network of services and data centres. The Institute of Geophysics is a coordinator of the national consorcium CzechGeo, as part of the large research infrastructure EPOS (European Plate Observing System). A significant part of the Institute’s activity is focused on higher education and public outreach.


  • 2019-02-08 The Geomagnetism Team of EPOS (European Plate Observing System) invites users and providers of geomagnetic and magnetotelluric data to the meeting held at the Institute of Geophysics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague on June 18-19, 2019. For more information click here.
  • 2019-01-24 The internationally recognized expert in magnetotelluric imaging of magma reservoirs in volcanic regions, dr. Graham Hill, has joined our institute. For more information click here.
  • The Institute of Geophysics of the Czech Academy of Sciences is seeking outstanding researchers, from post-doctoral to mid-career level, to fill up to 8 positions in a range of disciplines in 2018-19. For more information about career opportunities, click here.