The DataHub of the Research Field Earth and Environment open_in_new is a common initiative of all centres of the Helmholtz Association within the program "Changing Earth open_in_new". Three comparmental Earth System Hubs (ATMO, MARE and TERRA) form a nucleus for the one - common - DataHub.

The DataHub combines the (Earth System) data within the Research Field Earth and Environment in a unique way. This provision requires a consistent application of FAIR open_in_new principles and opens the data up for external users (Openness). Therefore, the DataHub is an offer to all researchers to gain new insights into the Earth System.

The DataHub is also providing visibility to data products by providing so-called thematical viewers and establishes networks with national (e.g. NFDI open_in_new) and international (e.g. EOSC open_in_new, RDA open_in_new) initiatives.

Greenhouse gases

The concentration of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) in the atmosphere continues to increase. The time series of the measuring stations of the KIT document the long-term development.


Modular Observation Solutions for Earth Systems (MOSES) is a novel observing system, jointly developed by Helmholtz Centres in the research field "Earth and Environment".

Sea Ice

Observations of sea ice concentrations and its seasonal as well as long-term changes in the Arctic and Antarctic provide important insights into the influence of climate change on the polar regions. Sea ice is an important indicator of global climate change.


Strong earthquakes can have devastating effects on people and the environment. Here you can find the latest earthquake information from the GEOFON network.

Drought Monitor

Heat waves and extreme drought will increase with climate change in Germany too. The UFZ drought monitor provides current information on soil moisture in Germany.

Coastal Protection Demand

Inter­active maps for coastal pro­tec­tion re­quire­ments on the North and Baltic Sea coasts. You can find out whether your resi­den­tial area is pro­tec­ted from storm surges by coastal protection today, or whether this will be necessary by 2100.

Climate Resilience

Weather and climate resilient agriculture requires comprehensive environmental data through monitoring and simulations. In this context, you can view some selected services of the ADAPTER project.


Finding solutions to the impact of global change is one of the most important challenges of the 21st century. TERENO is embarking on new paths with an interdisciplinary and long-term research programme.

Marine Litter

Within only 50 years, litter has become an increasingly serious threat to the marine environment, aquatic life and humankind.