Public Relations



Winter storms influence climate change perception in Hamburg

For the eighth year in a row, scientists from the Institute of Coastal Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht carried out a survey through the Forsa Institute in which they queried 501 Hamburg residents on their perceptions of climate change. The survey was carried out in 2015 through telephone interviews and the data was evaluated with the results from previous years, current weather events and similar surveys of US residents in mind. more

HF radar receiving array on Sylt

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

COSYNA App Screenshot

“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

HZG researcher in the test laboratory.

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