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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Coin and screw

Wanted: Corrosion

Hereon team identifies which materials are particularly suitable for self-dissolving bone implants

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The importance of mud

The coastal ocean as a natural sink for CO2

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First lockdown brought better air

Hereon scientists investigate the link between the first corona-induced lockdown and air quality in Central Europe

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The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht – Centre for Materials and Coastal Research GmbH has been renamed the 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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    Ph.D. Position in the area of Airborne droplet dynamics

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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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