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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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Metal Granules and Modelling

The current issue of the magazine of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht can be ordered from us now. An interactive online edition can be found below. more

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Research with a Vision – Real and Digital Viewpoints

The evening of June 29th, 2017, provided a panoramic vision — and not only from the Emporio Tower's 23rd-floor Panorama Deck. The “Research with a Vision” Annual Meeting 2017 hosted approximately 320 guests from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG). more

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Open Call for Companies to Access Free Analytical Research

The Baltic TRAM project offers companies free access to state-of-the-art analytical research facilities across the Baltic Sea Region, providing technical and scientific expertise to help solve challenges associated with developing new products or services. The project now accepts applications. 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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March for Science on April 22nd

On Saturday April 22nd, people around the world are taking to the streets to demonstrate for free science. Science Marches are also planned in Hamburg and Berlin. 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

Sediment samples from the North Sea.

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