International Baltic Earth Secretariat (IBES)

The International Baltic Earth Secretariat (IBES) as a focal support point for Baltic Earth is located at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon (until 31.3.2021: Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, until 1 November 2010: GKSS Research Centre) in Geesthacht, Germany.

The Baltic Earth Secretariat´s tasks cover in particular:

  • to support the Baltic Earth Science Steering Group, Working Groups and Panels in their activities, and to provide preliminary reviews of their work
  • to maintain connections with all participating research groups and with all operational data and numerical modelling centres for Baltic Earth
  • to prepare for international Baltic Earth events and to provide assistance for reports by Baltic Earth scientists and to international research groups and the research and public community at large
  • to author, edit or contribute to selected publications or collections of publications
  • to organize and help organize educational events like summerschools and courses
  • to participate in teaching obligations at Baltic Earth educational events
  • to inform participants about ongoing activities which may be of relevance to their work

Since January 2002, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, (until 31.3.2021: Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (as of 1 November 2010, before GKSS) has been the only sponsor of the International Baltic Earth (former: BALTEX) Secretariat, covering salaries for the staff members, infrastructure and travel support.


Dr. Marcus Reckermann
Dr. Marcus Reckermann Head

Phone: +49-4152-87-1693

E-mail contact
CV and selected Publications
Silke Köppen
Silke Köppen

Phone: +49-4152-87-1699

E-mail contact


Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon
International Baltic Earth Secretariat
Max-Planck-Straße 1
D-21502 Geesthacht

Tel: +49-4152-87-1693

E-mail contact