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Improved Forecasts for Surface Currents

Scientists from the Institute of Coastal Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht are introducing a new data analysis method that enables more precise surface current estimates in the German Bight. The details will be published in the Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. The work stems from a co-operation with the Institute of Oceanography at the University of Hamburg. This method particularly improves planning measures in the event of disasters. more

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“The Coast in Focus” App Now Available

With the arrival of the interactive COSYNA app, “The Coast in Focus", users can obtain real-time data on wave height, water temperature or salinity from the COSYNA measuring stations directly on their tablets. more

Interview Rheologie Prueflabor Groß

Everything in Flow

"Practical Polymer Rheology” is the topic of the Geesthacht Polymer Days, held on the 18th and 19th of November 2014, at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG). Rheology refers to the study of flow and deformation of materials. Read the interview here with the organiser and HZG Department Head Dr. Ulrich Handge. He discusses his research, the connection to rheology and the topics of the two-day workshop. more

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Between verbal skirmish and compromise

On behalf of the Climate Service Center 2.0 (CS2.0), the first comprehensive literature report on the topic of transdisciplinarity has emerged. The research’s necessity is clear: stakeholders from the most differing scientific and social groups meet to engage in dialogues on issues such as energy policy, the deepening of the Elbe River or on climate change adaptation. more

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Stainless Steel Instead of Gold

The Department of Hybrid Material Systems at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) was successful in securing joint funding from the Helmholtz Society and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Twenty-three applications were submitted in all, of which five were chosen for funding with a Helmholtz-China Joint Research Group (HCJRG). more

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Our Winter Storms are so far not influenced by Climate Change

While extreme heat waves are certainly connected to climate change, this clear link in regards to other extreme events, such as heavy rains, droughts and storms is not as recognizable. This insight has now been published in the international report "Explaining Extreme Events of 2013 from a Climate Perspective." In the report, twenty international research groups highlight the causes of sixteen extreme weather events that occurred globally in 2013. Dr. Frauke Feser and Professor Hans von Storch from the Institute of Coastal Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht are among the authors of the internationally recognized publication. more