Press reports

Positive Results of the Ocean Conference in New York

11. June 2017

Researchers from the GEOMAR and Kiel University in exchange with politics, business and NGOs

More than 5000 participants from 150 nations discussed the dangers to the seas and how they can be countered with sustainable use of the ocean by humans …

The Ocean Atlas 2017 shows an escalating crisis at sea

08. June 2017

12 brief lessons, 50 pages and over 80 eye-catching graphics and illustrations of vital facts and figures about our impact on the oceans

Human activity is forcing unprecedented change on our oceans and coasts. With only 2% of the oceans fully …

New Report Identifies Trade-offs and Synergies between United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

19. May 2017

Interactions between the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals can deliver synergistic effects and result in conflicts.

An international report, prepared with input from researchers at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies …

Iron deficiency restrains marine microbes

18. May 2017

GEOMAR scientists discover important process in the nutrient cycles of the tropical North Atlantic.

Iron is a critical nutrient in the ocean. Its importance for algae and the nitrogen cycle has already been investigated in detail. Now a new discovery …

The Future of the Oceans – More Marine Conservation for Sustainable Development

18. May 2017

More Marine Conservation for Sustainable Development

On May 29, 2017 the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Federal Minister for Development Dr. Gerd Müller along with the Think Tanks (T20) of the G20 and the Cluster of …

'Trojan Fish': Invasive Rabbitfish Spread Invasive Species

17. May 2017

International science team discovers new way for alien species to spread in Oceans

For some time, unicellular benthic organisms from the Indo-Pacific have been spreading in the Mediterranean. An international team of scientists with the participation …

Marine Science Meets School

08. May 2017


The sea is a unique habitat for numerous organisms and animals, such as sponges, crayfish, starfish and porpoises. They all find ideal living conditions there. What is more, the …

How the Ocean Connects Arts and Science

24. April 2017

Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design presents a publication about ten years of artistic science in the Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean”.

More than ten years of intensive und successful cooperation with the Kiel Cluster of Excellence …

Career Paths of Women in Marine Science and Technology

19. April 2017

“Baltic Gender” Project starts new blog on

A new blog series on women in Marine Science and Technology highlights the successful and diverse career paths of women at different stages of their academic careers. The blog, initiated …

Marine scientists using drones for measurements

13. April 2017

Collection of air and water samples with drone to better understand air-sea gas exchange

For the first time a team of scientists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel has successfully used a drone to collect marine air and water …