Communication & Media


Scientists at work with ice cores.

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

carbon material

Carbon Is Cleverly Joined with Metal: HZG Scientist Receives Henry Granjon Prize for New Methodology

Since 1948 the renowned International Institute of Welding (IIW) awards annually the most emerging young professionals and scientists award in the area of joining technology: the Henry Granjon Prize. On July 10th 2016, Dr. Seyed Goushegir is awarded this year’s prestigious prize at the IIW's 69th annual meeting in Melbourne. He received the prize for his work within the Institute of Materials Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht.Geesthacht. more

Graphic: NO3 concentrations

Combined Ammonia and Shipping Emissions Favour Particulate Matter Formation Notably in Coastal Regions

Ammonia, mainly emitted in agriculture, increases the formation of certain particulate matter in the air, thus facilitating pollution in the coastal regions. Particle formation is especially efficient in combination with shipping emissions. One of the main sources of ammonia emissions is animal husbandry. Anna M. Backes and her colleagues in the Department of Chemistry Transport Modelling within the Institute of Coastal Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) have demonstrated in a model study that, by halving ammonia emissions, the notable concentration of particulate matter in parts of Europe is reduced by one quarter in winter. more

Sentinel-3 in space

Launch of New Ocean Observation Satellite Sentinel-3

A fresh view from above: The new observation satellite Sentinel-3. Scientists from the Department of Remote Sensing within the Institute of Coastal Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) have made considerable contributions to its development. more