Helmholtz Association

Earth and Environment

World Climate Summit

‘We are moving toward an uncertain future’

‘We are moving toward an uncertain future’

The climate summit in Marrakech can by all means put forward a few findings. But all of the uncertainty that was hovering over it concerned how the USA will conduct itself in the future. A commentary by Reimund Schwarze,...

A man of the sea

Portrait

A man of the sea

Burkard Baschek from the Helmholtz-Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung in Geesthacht has been investigating a mysterious habitat and would like to share his enthusiasm with the public.

The most precise map of the world

HELMHOLTZ Extreme

The most precise map of the world

The Planet Earth in 3D, and more precise than ever before! Research scientists create, with the aid of two satellites, a map of the world that has 30 times more precision.

The ice expert

Portrait

The ice expert

Angelika Humbert coaxes secrets from the cold element. For this purpose, she conducts her research in the Antarctic, in Greenland and in Bremerhaven.

The hunt for small water eddies

Clockwork Ocean

The hunt for small water eddies

A unique research expedition is in progress in the Baltic Sea Region.

The big thaw

Permafrost

The big thaw

Permafrost was understood for many years as a “niche topic” – until scientists found out that the permanently frozen terrain could turn into a time-bomb in the context of climate change.

The lightest dome cinema

HELMHOLTZ Extreme

The lightest dome cinema

Extremely light and inflatable. The lightest dome cinema makes a virtual dive into the sea-world possible.

Celestial findings from the deep sea

Supernovae

Celestial findings from the deep sea

Recently an international team succeeded in verifying the isotope Iron-60 in deep-sea sediment. It came into existence in the fire-balls of exploding stars and made its way to the Earth millions of years ago.

“After the conference is before the conference”

Climate agreement

“After the conference is before the conference”

The delegates from more than 150 nations recently signed the Paris Climate Agreement in New York on 22 April. However, the journey to this ambitious objective remains a long one indeed.

The most productive algae in the Arctic

Helmholtz Extreme

The most productive algae in the Arctic

It has become a genuine celebrity in the Arctic Ocean – the ice alga (diatom) Melosira arctica. It grows and flourishes like no other life form, whether it is in or under the ice, in brine or melt-ponds.

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