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.

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Researching climate change in Greenland

Hereon scientists study marine ecosystem tipping points on international research expedition

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Corona gets us tired

Societies act rationally and in solidarity – but also increasingly experience a sense of fatigue, says a study of Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon

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Sonne über dem Horizont

Heavy rain and heat – new details on climate change

Possible climate changes on county level – a new climate service from GERICS

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The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht – Centre for Materials and Coastal Research GmbH has been renamed the 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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Information Corona

Many of our employees are currently working in the home office. In some cases, this can therefore lead to limited accessibility. We ask for your understanding. Deliveries of goods will continue to be accepted.

Coronavirus and Helmholtz: In more than 20 research projects, scientists are making important contributions to overcome the corona crisis. > more information

Head of Communication & Media Dr. Torsten Fischer

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PhD position Hydrogen Storage System Development

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The Institute of Hydrogen Technology and the Institute of Materials Physics at Helmholtz-Zentrum ...

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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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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.