Hereon is member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, which is the largest scientific organization in Germany. The research centre was founded in 1956 and has its main campus in Geesthacht near Hamburg. One focus of research is in the area of Earth and environment. 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 centre covers a unique spectrum.
The Hereon AquaINFRA project partners are scientists from the Institute of Carbon Cycles, mainly the Department of Optical Oceanography and the Helmholtz Coastal Data Centre. The research focus of the institute is on the study of material and energy fluxes into the coastal seas. The Hereon team primarily contributes to the implementation of reliable ocean (water) colour satellite data across the land-sea transition.
Contact Name: Martin Hieronymi