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The Second Assessment of Climate Change in the Baltic Sea Region (BACC II) of 2015 is currently being updated by scientists from the international Baltic Earth network. more
Together with a Norwegian team of scientists, coastal researchers at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht have developed a statistical procedure that can help predict future cod stocks in the Barents Sea. This new method could sustainably improve cod fishery management on longer time scales and has now been published in the journal PLoS ONE. more
What role do dunes play as indicators of coastal shifts? They are an important parameter for climate models ... more
The 17th Coastal Summer School came to an end. 19 young scientists from 11 nations visited the Baltic Sea island of Hiddensee for 12 days to deepen their knowledge of coastal research. more
Experiment shows: microplastics aggregate with natural particles - new publication in the international journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
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
The marine Geoportal coastMap offers a wide range of scientific data and information about the North Sea for experts as well as for interested public. more
For the first time, the UK and Germany have joined forces to investigate the impact of climate change on the Arctic Ocean. more
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
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
On March 16th, more than 60 regional actors met for the Elbe-North Sea Supersite Workshop in Hamburg to discuss future research projects. more
The CoastMap marine geoportal at the Institute of Coastal Research: www.coastmap.org more
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
New study published in the Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association. more
PhD Position (m/f/d) in numerical modelling of mercury bio-accumulation in the marine food web
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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 modeling of coastal processes with specific expertise in modelling of atmospheric and marine biogeochemistry and interactions between environmental compartments on regional and coastal scales. At HZG we develop numerical models with the aim to determine past and current state of the environment and to identify major drivers for future changes in the system.
As part of our chemical model development team the PhD student will take part in the further development of our multi-media chemistry transport modeling framework. The aim of the PhD is to identify key processes and functional groups that determine the bio-accumulation of mercury species in marine ecosystems and to implement them into the ecosystem model.
Postdoctoral Investigator (m/f/d) In the area of Submesoscale Dynamics and Ocean Color
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One scientific focus of the Institute is the investigation of submesoscale dynamics. In view of phytoplankton biomass dynamics, the remote sensing group at HZG uses spectral data obtained from satellites, aircrafts, a zeppelin, and drones as well as from in situ water sampling. One aim is to gain reliable ocean color information from the diverse platforms in optically complex waters and link these observations to the dynamics of submesoscale structures and their interaction with phytoplankton.
We invite applications for a postdoctoral investigator position (m/f/d) in the research group Remote Sensing at the Institute of Coastal Research with preferred starting date on March 1, 2019. The position is limited to three years. The place of employment is Geesthacht, Germany.
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