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


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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Planning for Ludwig Prandtl II moves on

The new Hereon research ship already consists of more than a few designs

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Green hydrogen from New Zealand

Alliance for green hydrogen technology with participation of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon launches

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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 positions

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DASHH is an interdisciplinary graduate school that offers challenging PhD topics at the interface ...

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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.