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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New test methods for hydrogen research

Hereon Institute of Materials Mechanics puts testing system for metallic hollow specimens into operation

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The researchers traced the “footprint” of the flood. Photo: AWI/ Ingeborg Bußmann

Spontaneous winter expedition

"ElbeXtreme campaign" tracks the Elbe flood wave down to the North Sea and collects data

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The screening in the beamlines helps to better understand the material. (from the left: the scientist Lars Rath and Chang Yin-Cheng Chan) Photo: Hereon/ Peter Staron

Metals for the future

Hereon materials researchers examine material behavior in friction extrusion process at DESY to improve their properties

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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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Für die Zentralabteilung Forschungsreaktor am Standort Geesthacht suchen wir für das Projekt ...

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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.