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This web site was created and is being maintained by the Regional Atmospheric Modelling Group at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research.


Scientific responsibility

Dr. Burkhardt Rockel Max-Planck-Strasse 1 D - 21502 Geesthacht Phone: +49 4152 87 1803 Fax: +49 4152 87 41803


Technical responsibility

Dr. Beate Geyer Max-Planck-Strasse 1 21502 Geesthacht Phone: +49 4152 87 1871 Fax: +49 4152 874 1871



In addition to the prescribed duties and responsibilities applicable to website providers, the information given below contains the mandatory information required by law concerning the provider of this website, as well as other important legal references to the website of the Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung GmbH (Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Costal Research) (referred to hereafter as the Company)"".


The provider of this website in a legal sense is the Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung GmbH. Max-Planck-Straße 1 21502 Geesthacht Tel.: +49 (0)41 52 87-0 Fax: +49 (0)41 52 87-1403 Internet:


Legal information regarding the organisational structure of the provider

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is a limited liability company: the company is headquartered in Geesthacht Register court Lübeck, HRB 285 GE, VAT ID No. DE 135 131 669


The company is represented by the Managing Directors

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kaysser (Scientific Director) Telefon: +49 (0)41 52 87-1666 Telefax: +49 (0)41 52 87-1723


Michael Ganß (Administrative Director) Tel.: +49 (0)41 52 87-1669 Fax: +49 (0)41 52 87-1777



As a member of the Hermann von Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren e.V. (HGF) (Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres), the company pursues long-term research and educational goals on behalf of the state and society and is involved in the financial procedures oriented towards these goals.


The Company makes every effort to ensure that the information provided on this website is correct and up-to-date. Nonetheless, errors and ambiguities cannot be completely excluded. The company does not therefore assume any responsibility for the up-to-date status, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. The company does not assume any liability for material or immaterial damages arising from the use or non-use of the information provided or from the use of inaccurate or incomplete information, whether directly or indirectly, unless this is proven to be the result of wilful or gross negligence on the Company’s behalf. This also applies to software provided for downloading free-of-charge. The Company reserves the right to change, supplement or delete any or all of the information provided via its website or to temporarily or permanently suspend its publication, without having to provide advance notice. The Company does not have any influence on external content and does not adopt this content as its own. The Company is not aware of any unlawful or offensive content on the linked pages from external providers. However, should third party sites linked to this website contain any unlawful or offensive content, the Company expressly distances itself from this content. Where parts of the website are also offered in languages other than German, this is exclusively intended as a service for colleagues and guests of the Company who are not proficient in German.


The layout of the homepage, the graphics used and any other contents are protected by copyright. The reproduction, modification, distribution or storing of information or data, particularly of texts, parts of texts, interactive applications or footage – whether partially or fully– require the prior written approval of the copyright holder. If necessary, the Company is happy to pass on enquiries concerning copyright to the relevant copyright holder. These pages, including source code and software, may not be changed, copied, republished, broadcasted, distributed, or saved. The material may only be used for private, non-commercial purposes under strict compliance with the provisions of the copyright law.



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