Research for the Future
The brochure below offers us, the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN), the chance to introduce ourselves to you. It is all about who we are, what we do, and how our research benefits society. The SGN examines connections within nature and portrays these scientific findings to the public in various ways. At first glance, this does not seem vastly different to other institutions within Germany, in Europe or throughout the rest of the world, since they are all doing the same thing.
However, Senckenberg is made unique through its research network comprised of nine locations in Germany, its extensive collections, and the wide variety of specialist expertise. This expertise ranges from deep sea organisms to the ecosystems of high-altitude mountains, from age dating the oldest rocks discovered to modern climate modelling. This wide spectrum allows for a better understanding of the connection between humans and the earth, and how we go about creating a sustainable management system of our valuable resources, which is ultimately our main objective.
Hence, we feel obligated to present the research and science conducted at our natural history museums in Frankfurt, Görlitz, and Dresden, to the public. We do this through various mediums including print and internet, audio and video, and through popular and specialized science. This approach is proved successful by our 600.000 annual visitors and Senckenberg’s broad civic engagement.
We hope we can motivate you to immerse yourself into Senckenberg’s “World of Biodiversity”. Learn about the fascinating things the Earth has to offer at Senckenberg!