Institute of Coastal Research
Relation between heavy precipitation and forest fires in CaliforniaThe relations between heavy precipitation and forest fires in California are becoming clearer: an international team of researchers from the Helmholtz Centre Geesthacht (HZG), the University of Hamburg and research institutions from the USA has published a study on this subject in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The Food Chain’s Influence on Phytoplankton PopulationNew explanation for high phytoplankton concentrations in North Sea coastal waters
Using Commercial Shipping Vessels as a Research PlatformIt started with ferries. Meanwhile the so called FerryBoxes are installed in different types of commercial shipping vessels.
Founded in 2001 the Institute of Coastal Research has three main divisions: "Biogeochemistry in Coastal Seas", "Operational Systems" and "System Analysis and Modelling". Research is focused on coastal processes including interaction between land, sea and human being. The common aim of the scientists is the assessment for current and future changes in coastal areas. Thus creating a scientific basis for a sustainable and forward-looking coastal management.