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Research into offshore wind power: Where the wind blows

Using 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. more

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The Artic in Transition

For the first time, the UK and Germany have joined forces to investigate the impact of climate change on the Arctic Ocean. more

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Second International Baltic Earth Conference in Denmark

About 130 Earth system scientists from 14 countries and different scientific disciplines will meet for the 2nd Baltic Earth Conference in mid-June in Helsingør, Denmark, to discuss past, current and future environmental transitions which the Baltic Sea region will face in the future. more

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Forests significantly influence the global mercury cycle

Plants and their leaves are believed to play a key role in intercepting human-made emissions of harmful mercury - according to a new study in the journal Nature Geoscience, in which scientists from the Helmholtz Center Geesthacht (HZG) are involved. more

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Unlocking the Secret of Waves

Wave dynamics are yet to be truly understood because their movement is so rapid and complex. Physicist Marc Buckley from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht now utilises a watertight laser system to, in a sense, freeze the movement of waves to discover how wind energy is transformed into wave motion. From the results, he hopes to gain important insights into how hurricanes are formed and uncover information that can be used to optimise mathematical climate models. more

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Nitrogen Cycle in Coastal Waters

Nitrogen compounds are an important factor in the production of algal biomass. The team led by biologist Kirstin Dähnke from the Institute of Coastal Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht has been carrying out extensive Elbe nitrogen measurements for this reason. more

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Techniker (m/w) Fachrichtung Maschinentechnik/Mechatronik

Date 12.07.2018
Institute Institute of Coastal Research
Location Geesthacht

Das Institut für Küstenforschung untersucht die natürliche physikalische und biogeochemische Dynamik der Küstengewässer, berechnet Szenarien für die Klimaveränderung und betrachtet die Ergebnisse im sozio-ökonomischen Zusammenhang. Ein Schwerpunkt ist das Küstenbeobachtungssystem COSYNA (Coastal Observing System for Northern and Arctic Seas), mit dem die Nordsee, Ostsee und die arktischen Küstengewässer systematisch beobachtet und modelliert werden.

In der Abteilung Submesoskalige Dynamik liegt ein Schwerpunkt im Aufspüren, Vermessen und Auswerten von Meereswirbeln und Fronten mit einer Größe von etwa 100 m bis 10 km. Für die Erfassung von Aufbau und Zerfall dieser Phänomene setzen wir spezielle Beobachtungstechniken auf luft- und schiffsgestützten Forschungsfahrten ein. Diese Techniken entwickeln wir systematisch weiter und passen sie an die Untersuchung der submesoskaligen Prozesse an.

Für die Entwicklung und technische Betreuung unserer Messgeräte sowie für die Vorbereitung und Durchführung von Experimenten und Forschungsfahrten suchen wir zum 01.10.2018 - zunächst befristet auf zwei Jahre - einen Techniker (m/w) der Fachrichtung Maschinentechnik/Mechatronik oder vergleichbar. Der Arbeitsort ist Geesthacht.
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PhD student (m/f)

Date 27.06.2018
Institute Institute of Coastal Research
Location Geesthacht

The Institute of coastal research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht hosts a number of highly motivated and experienced researchers in the broad field of coastal research. Our research focus lies on numerical modelling of coastal processes with specific expertise in modelling of atmospheric and marine biogeochemistry and interactions between different environmental compartments on regional and coastal scales. At Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht we develop numerical models with the aim to determine the past and current state of the environment and to identify the major drivers for future changes in the system. In the frame of the EU and COPERNICUS- funded projects coastal modelling activities are carried out. They go in parallel with demonstrations on how the new satellite data, together with state of the art modelling can be used to support further the regional and coastal oceanography. In cooperation with internationally recognized institutions in Europe new methodologies will be developed and further introduced into coupled model suites (wind wave-surge-current interplay) that will produce new standards for coastal models and data analyses. A strong emphasis will be laid on extremes, and improving predictability in the coastal areas.

For these activities Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is looking for a highly motivated PhD student (m/f) with knowledge and experience in modelling and data analyses. The position is initially limited to 3 years. The successful candidate is expected to conduct research focused on both data analyses and numerical simulations. A strong emphasis will be laid on extremes, and improving predictability in the coastal areas.
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Scientist (m/f)

Date 27.06.2018
Institute Institute of Coastal Research
Location Geesthacht

The Institute of coastal research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht hosts a number of highly motivated and experienced researchers in the broad field of coastal research. Our research focus lies on numerical modelling of coastal processes with specific expertise in modelling of atmospheric and marine biogeochemistry and interactions between different environmental compartments on regional and coastal scales. At Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht we develop numerical models with the aim to
determine the past and current state of the environment and to identify the major drivers for future changes in the system. In the frame of the EU and COPERNICUS- funded projects coastal modelling activities are carried out.

For these activities Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is looking for a highly motivated Scientist (m/f) with knowledge and experience in modelling and data analyses. The position is initially to 3 years. The successful candidate is expected to conduct research focused on both data analyses and numerical simulations. A strong emphasis will be laid on process oriented studies and improving predictability in the coastal areas. Application new techniques, allowing assimilation of newly available observations in numerical models will be part of the candidate’s activity. more


Scientist (m/f)

Date 21.06.2018
Institute Institute of Coastal Research
Location Geesthacht

Digital Earth aims at advancing Earth system understanding through better integration of data and knowledge from the different Earth science disciplines and earth compartments. Natural scientists and data scientists work closely together to gain new insights from the ever-growing amount and variety of research data using novel concepts and methods. They are looking for solutions, in particular with regard to the processing of fast-growing, multi-parameter data through employing existing Data Science methods, adapting new algorithms and developing digital workflows tailored to specific scientific needs. Digital Earth integrates the competences of all eight Helmholtz Centers in the research field Earth and Environment. more


Naturwissenschaftler (Doktorand) (m/w) Fachrichtung Meteorologie, Physik oder Chemie

Date 06.06.2018
Institute Institute of Coastal Research
Location Geesthacht

In unserem Institut für Küstenforschung suchen wir zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt - zunächst befristet auf 36 Monate - einen Naturwissenschaftler (Doktorand) (m/w) in der Fachrichtung Meteorologie, Physik oder Chemie oder einer verwandten Naturwissenschaft (z.B. Umweltwissenschaften oder Umweltinformatik). Der Arbeitsort ist Geesthacht. more


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