In addition to the prescribed duties and responsibilities applicable to website providers, the information given below contains the mandatory information required by law concerning the provider of this website, as well as other important legal references to the website of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung GmbH (Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research) (referred to hereafter as the Company) "".


The provider of this website in a legal sense is the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung GmbH.

Max-Planck-Straße 1
21502 Geesthacht
Tel.: +49 (0)41 52 87-0
Fax: +49 (0)41 52 87-1403

PO Box 1160
21494 Geesthacht


Legal information regarding the organisational structure of the provider

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is a limited liability company: the company is headquartered in Geesthacht

Register court Lübeck, HRB 285 GE, VAT ID No. DE 135 131 669

Further sites


Institute of Biomaterial Science
Kantstraße 55
14513 Teltow-Seehof
Tel.: +49 (0)3328 352-0
Fax: +49 (0)3328 352-452

Climate Service Center

Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS)
eine Einrichtung des Helmholtz-Zentrums Geesthacht
Fischertwiete 1
D-20095 Hamburg
Tel.: +49 (0)40 226 338-424
Fax: +49 (0)40 226 338-163

The company is represented by the Managing Directors

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kaysser
(Scientific Director)
Telefon: +49 (0)41 52 87-1666
Telefax: +49 (0)41 52 87-1723


Kay Bern
(Administrative Director)
Tel.: +49 (0)41 52 87-1669
Fax: +49 (0)41 52 87-1723


As a member of the Hermann von Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren e.V. (HGF) (Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres), the company pursues long-term research and educational goals on behalf of the state and society and is involved in the financial procedures oriented towards these goals.


We make every effort to ensure that the information provided on this website is correct and up-to-date. Nevertheless, errors and ambiguities cannot be excluded in full. For this reason, we don't assume any liability for the prevalence, correctness, completeness, or quality of the information provided.

Where parts of the website are also offered in languages other than German, this is exclusively intended as a service for colleagues and guests of the Company who are not proficient in German.

Customisation of our contents

We reserve the right to change, amend, or delete (sections of) the offer without separate notice, or to cease publication temporarily or permanently. private, non-commercial purposes under strict compliance with the provisions of the copyright law.


If parts of the website are additionally offered in languages other than German, this is exclusively a voluntary service for our employees and guests who do not speak German.


This website, the texts and graphics used, and all other contents are protected by copyright. They may not be modified, copied, republished, transmitted, distributed, or stored without our written consent. This includes the source code and software. However, the use of content for exclusively private, non-commercial purposes in strict compliance with copyright law is permitted.

Links to external websites

Our websites contain references (links) to information offered on websites which are outside of our control and responsibility. We assume neither responsibility nor guarantee for this information and do not endorse or support its contents.

Corporate governance

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is subject to the "Public Corporate Governance Code (PCGK)" of the Federal Government. The Code recommends that the management and supervisory body should report annually on the company's corporate governance.