Press reports

EU Begins Campaign for Sustainable Use of the Ocean

28. January 2014

Future Ocean’s fisheries experts present interactive game on occasion of the kick-off event in Hamburg

The EU commissioner for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, Maria Damanaki, presented the new EU campaign “Inseparable: Eat, Buy and Sell …

Methane Hydrates and Global Warming

09. January 2014

Dissolution of hydrates off Svalbard caused by natural processes

Off the coast of Svalbard methane gas flares originating from gas hydrate deposits at depths of several hundred metres have been observed regularly. A new study conducted by an …

What’s Happening to the Tropical Atlantic?

11. December 2013

GEOMAR researchers involved in new EU project PREFACE

How does the climate change in the tropical Atlantic? And how does this affect marine ecosystems and the fishing industry in West Africa? These are questions which scientists are now trying to …

"The Future Ocean" calls for your research project proposal

11. December 2013

Interested in working on your own research project in a multidisciplinary marine science environment? The Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean" offers funding for PhD and Postdoc projects in Kiel, Germany. Projects will be funded for up to three …

Tracking Marine Food Sources

29. November 2013

Isotope specialist from Kiel develops a method to identify the origins of nutrients in marine food webs

Oceans cover nearly 75 percent of the earth's surface and have always been an important source of food and resources. Yet overfishing, pollution …

Comb Jellyfish recognize their Enemies

25. November 2013

Kiel marine scientists study the immune system of the "sea walnut"

The American comb jelly, an only recent immigrant species into the Baltic, is biologically a very simple organism. It is therefore surprising that the immune system of the jellyfish …

The Role of the Ocean for Climate Change

25. November 2013

A new book presents the current state of knowledge

The ocean is one of the most important components of the climate system. It contributes large reservoirs for heat and carbon and is thus a major player in controlling climate change. The current …

Petersen Award for Prof. Dr. Edouard Bard

14. November 2013

Public lecture at GEOMAR by internationally renowned specialist for the reconstruction of ocean-climate interactions

Are current climate changes caused by humans or are they part of natural fluctuations? To answer this question, we have to know about …

Gerhard Fouquet receives honorary doctorate from Dalhousie University

23. October 2013

Dalhousie University (DAL) in Halifax, Canada bestowed upon Kiel University President Professor Gerhard Fouquet (left) a great honor. On the occasion of the inauguration of the new DAL president Dr. Richard Florizone (right), the Historian from Kiel …

METEOR: Anniversary Expedition off South Africa

10. October 2013

German and African marine scientists on the way to the Indian Ocean

Today the German research vessel METEOR (III), commissioned in 1986, reached an almost classical German marine research area during its 100th expedition: the Indian Ocean. On board …