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Research Field: Earth & Environment

A research program: Changing Earth - Sustaining our Future

Climate change, the extinction of species, environmental pollution, and the increasing vulnerability of a technological society to natural disasters are among the greatest challenges of our time. We take a systemic approach to researching our natural environment – from the land surface and the oceans to the most remote polar regions. After all, it will only be possible to plot a course into a sustainable future with in-depth knowledge of the Earth system, innovative technologies, strategic solutions, and evidence-based recommendations for policymakers. More information at helmholtz


Synthesis and communication platform SynCom

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SynCom - Better Together
SynCom offers synthesis and communication in the Helmholtz Research Field Earth & Environment. The Earth & Environment Research Field of the Helmholtz Association has united its research in the “Changing Earth - Sustaining our Future” program. SynCom supports the synthesis of overarching research topics from the program and forms the interface in the dialogue between science, society, and politics.
The Helmholtz Earth & Environment Research Field includes, beside the Helmholtz-Centre Hereon, the Alfred Wegener Institute - Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), the Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam — GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

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