The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is introducing a new scientific organisational structure at the beginning of 2021. At the start of the fourth Helmholtz funding period, the centre will henceforth be represented by 15 institutes in the Helmholtz research areas of “Earth and Environment”, “Information”, and “Matter”, and will place an even greater focus on socially relevant issues across disciplines.
Up until the end of last year, the HZG’s coastal and materials research comprised the institutes for materials research, biomaterial research, polymer research, and coastal research, which in turn were divided into sub-institutes. There is also the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS).
As of now, the HZG is operating in 15 institutes and, with its reframing, is following the recommendations of the scientific and strategic assessments of the Helmholtz Association; these assessments have been carried out over the past three years with the help of an international team of experts. „Smaller specialised research units will enable us to act more dynamically and leave us better placed to meet societal challenges together,“ explains Prof. Matthias Rehahn, Scientific Director of the HZG. (Source: Press Release HZG)
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