In the years since the institution was founded in 1956, the spectrum of activities at the HZG has moved to accommodate the shifting focus of social, scientific and economic inquiry in order to arrive at the centre’s present research profile.
As a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, the largest scientific organization in the country, the HZG is engaged in long-term activities in the fields of materials and coastal research that are making a major contribution to resolving the large and pressing issues facing society and the scientific and business worlds. Our work in the field of coastal research is devoted to the growing and complex problems facing coastal regions worldwide as a result of the pressures of increasing settlement and industrialization, as well as the threat of natural dangers such as tsunamis and flood tides. The issues of climate change, material fluxes and the coastal habitat require professional management founded on a sound scientific basis. The coastal researchers at the HZG have made it their business to provide the latter.
Dr Torsten Fischer
Head of Press and Public Relations