Press reports

Plankton as a climate driver instead of the sun?

21. May 2019

A new view on past climate change

Fluctuations in the orbital parameters of the Earth are considered to be the trigger for long-term climatic fluctuations such as ice ages. This includes the variation of the inclination angle of the Earth's axis with …

Precursors of a Catastrophic Collapse

14. May 2019

Ritter Island gives new insights into the dynamics of volcanic landslides

The flanks of many island volcanoes such as Mount Etna or Mount Kilauea slide very slowly towards the sea. Whether these landslides are forewarnings of a catastrophic collapse …

Seaweeds can attract friends and keep away enemies

12. May 2019

Scientists from Kiel and Plymouth show for the first time health-promoting microbial manipulation in aquatic plants

The composition of the microbial community living in or on a larger organism plays an important role for its health. Humans and their …

Kiel scientists receive UNESCO Chair of Integrated Marine Sciences

29. April 2019

Professor Dr. Arne Körtzinger, a marine chemist at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel and a professor at Kiel University as well as Dr Jörn Schmidt, a fisheries biologist at Kiel University and adjunct in the Marine Affairs …

Manganese nodules: desired mineral resource and important habitat

04. April 2019

The JPI Ocean project MiningImpact investigates deep-sea ecosystems in the central Pacific Ocean

The German research vessel RV SONNE has just left port in Manzanillo, Mexico, for the second leg of a 14-week long research cruise to the …

Tracing the Process of Nitrous Oxide Formation in the Ocean

25. March 2019

First hydroxylamine measurements in the open ocean conducted by GEOMAR team

Nitrogen is an essential element for both the life on land and in the oceans. Moreover, it affects the climate of Earth. However, many factors in the nitrogen cycle are not …

Progress in Ocean Observations in the Atlantic

24. March 2019

EU-Horizon 2020 Project AtlantOS presents plans an for international All-Atlantic Ocean Observing System

During a four-day long symposium at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris (France), the EU-Horizon 2020 Project on "Optimizing and Enhancing the …

Amundsen-Sea Expedition

03. March 2019

Kiel Scientist joins an international expedition in the western Antarctic to investigate climate history.

Twenty-nine ocean scientists from eleven countries, including the organic geochemist and geo-microbiologist Thorsten Bauersachs from the …

How do we finance adaptation to climate change?

11. February 2019

Electricity and heat production, transport, deforestation and livestock farming cause greenhouse gas emissions and contribute towards global climate change. Researchers have long agreed that current and future measures to reduce global greenhouse …

Understanding nutrient cycling in the low-oxygen ocean

06. February 2019

Kiel research team develops basis for quantifying the nitrogen cycling in oceanic oxygen minimum zones

In the world's oceans, there are several large oxygen-depleted areas that scientists refer to as oxygen minimum zones (OMZs). These oceanic regions …