Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon

The aim is the preservation of a world worth living in. To this end, the staff generate knowledge and research new technologies for more resilience and sustainability—for the benefit of the climate, the coasts and the people.
Max-Planck-Straße 1, 21502 Geesthacht


Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon conducts international cutting-edge research for a changing world: approximately 1,000 employees generate knowledge and innovation to facilitate more resilience and sustainability. Hereon’s scientific spectrum encompasses high-performance materials, processes and environmentally friendly technologies for mobility and new energy systems. Furthermore, research is conducted on biomaterials for medicine and for increasing the quality of life.

Through research and consulting, Hereon addresses the challenges of climate change in a solution-oriented manner and facilitates sustainable management as well as the protection of the coasts and marine environment through comprehensive scientific understanding. From basic understanding to practical applications – the interdisciplinary research center covers a unique spectrum.

Technology Transfer

In line with the motto “Science creates benefits”, the researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon (Hereon) gather scientific expertise in order to find answers and develop solutions for future challenges within the material, climate and coastal research. Transferring these solutions and technologies to both societal and economic sectors is amongst the core aims of the Hereon.

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