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The fate of plastic in the oceans

Experiment shows: microplastics aggregate with natural particles - new publication in the international journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.


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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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Understanding the North Sea

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

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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


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


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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Postdoctoral Investigator (m/f) In the area of Submesoscale Dynamics

Date 04.10.2018
Institute Institute of Coastal Research
Location Geesthacht

One scientific focus of the Institute of Coastal Research is the investigation of submesoscale dynamics in the coastal ocean. The Institute uses and develops a unique set of instruments and platforms ranging from a Zeppelin to speed boats and drones, as well as marine radar, towed-instrument chains, or hyperspectral detectors allowing for very-high resolution observations on the order of meters and seconds. The institute has led several large submesoscale experiments off the coast of California and in the Baltic Sea (SubEx and “Expedition Clockwork Ocean”, and is using high resolution ROMS and LES models with the aim to understand the physical dynamics of submesoscale eddies and fronts and their interaction with biogeochemical and biological processes.

We invite applications for a postdoctoral investigator position (m/f) in the research group Submesoscale Dynamics at the Institute of Coastal Research with preferred starting date on February 1, 2019. The position is limited to three years. The place of employment is Geesthacht, Germany. more

Postdoctoral fellowship (m/f)

Date 01.10.2018
Institute Institute of Coastal Research
Location Geesthacht

The Institute of Coastal Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is investigating energy transfers in the near surface of the ocean. We therefore invite applications for a postdoctoral position (m/f) in the area of “ocean energy pathways”. The duration of the position is two years.
The place of employment is Geesthacht, Germany. more

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In our weblog you will find reports of our daily routine. About field campaigns, events, job offers, colleagues, publications, cooperation ... and much more. Most of the postings are in German language, but you will find also a lot of English postings.

If you ever wanted to know, what is behind "coastal research". We invite you to join us throughout our daily routine - anything but routine!

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