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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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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Fact Sheet on Climate Change in the Baltic Sea

New publication shows latest scientific knowledge on climate change in the Baltic Sea

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Understanding the ocean better

Hereon is part of the Microbiomes expedition, which improves the analysis of small “inhabitants” of the sea

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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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    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.