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

The GEMS building part of the new CXNS Building. Photo: Hereon/ Klaus Pranzas

Hereon is now firmly rooted at DESY

On June 16, researchers of Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon presented their new laboratories and offices at the recently opened Centre for X-ray and Nano Science ...

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Extreme weather and climate change

Hereon scientist develops new scientific method to analyse the influence of climate change on single extreme weather events.

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Microplastics in the Indian Ocean

Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon validate and apply a newly developed analysis method for plastic particles and fibers

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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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Postdoc Machine Learning Development of Machine Learning Architectures for Scientific Data Evaluation

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New membranes for the separation of substances are being developed with experiments and ...

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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.