Institute of Coastal Research
The fate of plastic in the oceansExperiment shows: microplastics aggregate with natural particles - new publication in the international journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
Research into offshore wind power: Where the wind blowsUsing satellite radar images, scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) are investigating how wind turbines in the German Bight are modifying the wind conditions in the surrounding area. Radar technology has shown these effects up to 70 kilometres behind the installations. Results that may be significant for the optimal siting and operation of future plants.
Understanding the North SeaThe marine Geoportal coastMap offers a wide range of scientific data and information about the North Sea for experts as well as for interested public.
Founded in 2001 the Institute of Coastal Research has three main divisions: "Biogeochemistry in Coastal Seas", "Operational Systems" and "System Analysis and Modelling". Research is focused on coastal processes including interaction between land, sea and human being. The common aim of the scientists is the assessment for current and future changes in coastal areas. Thus creating a scientific basis for a sustainable and forward-looking coastal management.