Research for a Changing World

Our aim is the preservation of a world worth living in. To this end, we generate knowledge and research new technologies for more resilience and sustainability—for the benefit of the climate, the coasts and the people.

Our Mission


Giving freshwater biodiversity a seat at the table

Research agenda with 15 priorities published

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Standardisation of industrial residual stress characterisation: EASI-STRESS

The EU project is now picking up speed

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What options does Germany have on the path to CO2 neutrality?

Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon has developed a new tool that shows building blocks and elements that can support Germany on the path to CO2 neutrality

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Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht – Centre for Materials and Coastal Research GmbH has been renamed Helmholtz-Zentrum hereon GmbH. With this new name and new logo, the research center is expressing its current mission and the organizational structure with its sites and field locations.

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PhD position Marine/Aquatic Biogeochemistry or Biology

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At Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Institute of Carbon Cycles, the Department Aquatic Nutrient Cycles ...

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Helmholtz Association

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon is a member of the Helmholtz Association.

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Climate Service Center (GERICS)

Practical preparation of knowledge in climate research.

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Audit Job and Family

The Hereon has been honoured every three years since 2008 for its family-friendly policies.

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European projects

Pan-European and European- funded projects in which the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon is involved.