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

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Hereon gets Lauenburg on board

The new research ship LUDWIG PRANDTL II is being built by the Lauenburg-based Hitzler shipyard. It is expected to cost around 15 million Euros

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Climate Adaptation Week

GERICS organises an "open week" on the occasion of the campaign of the German Federal Ministry of Environment

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New ant species named after Hereon

Researchers discover previously unknown extinct ant in 20 million-years-old amber

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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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Die Stabsabteilung Innovation und Transfer des Helmholtz-Zentrums Hereon unterstützt die ...

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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.