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Calculating the future of cod in the Barents Sea

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

Setting the course for adjustments: the IPCC special report on 1.5°C of global warming

Cyclones, rising sea levels, droughts: the fact that climate change is threatening poorer countries in particular was officially recognised in the Paris Climate Treaty in 2015. A special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) clarifies what politics and society can now do to stop global warming at 1.5°C and what the consequences of this global warming would be. more

Far More Than Just Sand

What role do dunes play as indicators of coastal shifts? They are an important parameter for climate models ... more

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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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in2science #6

Issue #6 of in2science has been published in english. The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht’s magazine contains original concepts for protecting the environment and inventive ideas for moving polymer strands. more

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On the pathway to novel hydrogen storage materials

Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht and their European partners have developed a new chemical system for storing solid hydrogen. The special combination of hydrides allows overcoming some of the most serious drawbacks associated to the use of this class of materials. This represents a real milestone in the development of hydrogen storage technology for mobile and stationary applications. The scientists’ results were published in the renowned journal “Journal of Materials Chemistry” today. more

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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