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In 1996, the Coastal Research Center (FZK) emerged from the joint research facility Large Wave Flume as a joint institution of Leibniz University Hannover and Technische Universität Braunschweig. The overarching goal of FZK is the scientific investigation of hydrodynamic, morphodynamic and ecological processes at the coast and in the foreshore.

In association with the four partner institutes, FZK offers numerical and physical models in the realms of hydraulic engineering, coastal protection, offshore technology, geotechnics and soil mechanics. This bundled competence and the extensive equipment with some unique test facilities make FZK a nationally and internationally recognized institution for university research in coastal engineering and offshore engineering. As a representative of these disciplines, FZK is a member of the German Marine Research Consortium (KDM) and the German Marine Research Alliance (DAM) as well as the German Association for Marine Technology (GMT) and the Maritime Cluster Northern Germany (MCN) in order to actively shape developments at the research policy level.