Observatory Northeastern German Lowland

The observatory "TERrestrial Environmental Observatories - Northeastern German Lowland" (TERENO North-East) is operated by the GFZ. It analyses the impact of climate and land-use change on terrestrial ecosystems and currently comprises six main sites located in a region stretching from the Uckermark to the Baltic coast. TERENO North-East serves as a platform for the monitoring, analysis and prediction of changing environmental conditions.

The northeastern lowlands are one of the regions most affected by climate change in Germany. Increases of relative drought and hydrometeorological extreme events are among the greatest challenges. The TERENO observatory includes the Ucker catchment area, the Müritz National Park, the Biosphere Reserve Schorfheide-Chorin, Lake Tiefer See as well as the test site DEMMIN for calibration and validation purposes of the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

TERENO topics at the GFZ

TERENO North-East topics


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Dr. Ingo Heinrich
Climate Dynamics and Landscape Evolution

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