Institute of Coastal Research
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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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Time Lapse of the Sea

The North and Baltic Seas are habitats that are always changing over the course of time—such changes are also occurring even today. Currents, temperatures and winds change and with them the living conditions for sea animals and plants. To understand how intense this variability is and how it is triggered, researchers from the Institute of Coastal Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) have run a sixty-year computer simulation for the first time for the North and Baltic Seas. The results are, in part, astonishing and not least vital in understanding the consequences of climate change. more

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Silent Eddy Hunters

Large regions with wind parks have been cropping up in the German North Sea for several years. The foundation structures work like gigantic mixing rods that swirl the tidal current. Using underwater gliders, researchers from the Institute of Coastal Research now measure the strength of the turbulence so that they can assess consequences of offshore wind energy development on biological and chemical processes in the sea. more

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Three elements in one sweep

Where does the sediment in the Wadden Sea and the silt in the harbour of Hamburg come from? How are pollutants in the environment distributed? Questions like these can, for example, be answered today though chemically analysing trace elements in sediment or water samples. These methods, however, are still often very time-consuming because the analysis samples must be processed with a great deal of effort. A HZG doctoral candidate, Tristan Zimmermann, has therefore developed a method that vastly speeds up sample preparation. His method will help ease everyday laboratory work for researchers all over the world. His endeavours have now been awarded a prize at a scientific conference. more

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Paleoclimate – Learning from the Past

The future lies in the past. This statement may sound technically incorrect or, at best, like a paradox. For some scientists it is, however, one hundred percent accurate. They investigate periods in the past to better understand the “here and now”. more

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Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter/Doktorand (m/w) Untersuchung von stofflichen Emissionen aus Offshore-Anlagen - Organische Analytik

Date 15.11.2017
Institute Institute of Coastal Research
Location Hamburg

In unserem Institut für Küstenforschung suchen wir für die Abteilung Marine Bioanalytische Chemie zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt - zunächst befristet auf zwei Jahre - einen wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter/Doktoranden (m/w) Untersuchung von stofflichen Emissionen aus Offshore-Anlagen - Organische Analytik. Der Dienstort ist Hamburg. more


Senior Scientist (m/f)

Date 07.11.2017
Institute Climate Service Center
Location Hamburg

The Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), a scientific organizational entity of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, invites applications for a Senior Scientist (m/f), starting January 1st, 2018, as part of its WCRP CORDEX activities. The position is limited to 2 years. The place of employment is Hamburg. more


Senior Scientist (m/f)

Date 07.11.2017
Institute Climate Service Center
Location Hamburg

The Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), a scientific organizational entity of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, invites applications for a Senior Scientist (m/f), starting January 1st, 2018, as part of its data analysis and prototype product development activities in the climate system department. The position is limited to 2 years. The place of employment is Hamburg. more


Research Group Leader (m/f) In the area of Submesoscale Dynamics

Date 26.10.2017
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 in situ hyperspectral detectors allowing for very-high resolution observations on the order of meters and seconds. The institute has led several large submesoscale experiments (SubEx) off the coast of California and in the Baltic Sea (Expedition Clockwork Ocean, www.clockwork-ocean.com) 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 the Leader (m/f) of the research group Submesoscale Dynamics at the Institute of Coastal Research with preferred starting date on February 1, 2018. The position is initially limited to five years.
The place of employment is Geesthacht. more