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


Strengthening the coastal ecoystems of Europe

The EU Green Deal funded REST-COAST project will investigate how coastal ecosystems can recover

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Press Release

Seagrass Is Not a Miracle Solution Against Climate Change

New study shows: Tropical seagrass meadows absorb in some cases significantly less carbon dioxide than long thought

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Protecting the oceans and use them more sustainable

DAM's second research mission investigates effects of use and pollution for different marine regions in North and Baltic Seas

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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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Wissenschaftlerin (PostDoc) (m/w/d)

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Wissenschaftlerin (PostDoc) (m/w/d) Referenzcode: 50074026_2 - 2021/KS 17 Beginn: zum ...

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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.