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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Adapt, but correctly

The EU project VALORADA brings together climate data from all over Europe and is coordinated by Hereon

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Flow patterns at an offshore wind farm off the coast of Denmark.

Larger than expected

The impact of offshore wind farms on the marine environment goes far beyond their own location.

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Coasts as „climate protectors"

A new study involving three German research centers shows: coastal wetlands and estuaries are collectively a net greenhouse gas sink

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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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Researcher on regional climate modelling for urban areas

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The Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), a scientific organizational entity of the ...

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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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Deutsche Allianz Meeresforschung

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon is a member of the German Alliance Marine Research.

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European projects

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