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Abstract: In the year 1898 the Institute for Geophysics was founded at the Georg-August University at Gottingen. Shortly afterwards the Royal Prussian Society for Sciences of Gottingen formed a Geophysical Commission, to which were attached: geophysicist, Emil Wiechert; mathematician, Felix Klein; physicists, E. Rieke, Waldemar Voigt, and Walter Nernst; geologist, A. von Konen; geographer, Hermann Wagner; astronomer, W. Schur. In May 1900 at the joint meeting of the four German academies in Vienna, the the delegates of the KPGW put forward the proposal to operate temporary seismic stations outside Europe. Sites discussed were Palestine, Kiaochow, South America, and Samoa (Pacific)