Press reports

Glider Swarm tracks newborn Eddy

22. January 2016

Marine scientists from Kiel and Bremen, for the first time, document the formation of an eddy off the coast of Peru

Using seven autonomous measuring platforms, so-called ocean gliders, oceanographers from Kiel and Bremen for the first time managed to …

Scientist Networks offer Career Development and International Contacts

12. January 2016

Kiel University successfully acquires DAAD funding for the expansion of the Future Ocean Alumni Network

Research visits by German scientists at renowned universities or research institutes abroad significantly contribute to international networking …

Low oxygen eddies open up new views on the Atlantic Ocean

11. January 2016

Kiel Marine Sciences show previously unknown biological processes in the Atlantic

After the discovery of low-oxygen eddies in the tropical and subtropical Atlantic Ocean, some assumptions regarding biogeochemical cycles in this region now have to be …

Europe’s top marine biotechnology experts have met in Kiel

18. December 2015

International symposium and official opening of GEOMAR-Biotech

Marine biotechnology is recognized as an outstanding research area with significant potential to contribute to the well-being of the society as well as to the economic growth and …

Be part of “My Science Cruise”

10. December 2015

On-board training in the framework of the semester topic “Ocean Observation – from Sensor to Knowledge”

The Kiel Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean” announces special fellowships for on-board training in South Atlantic Research on the …

The flow of water around the Cape of Good Hope

10. December 2015

Ocean currents in a key region reconstructed

The Agulhas Current near the Cape of Good Hope at the southern tip of Africa plays a key role in the system of global ocean currents. However, it lacks long-term observational data that are needed to …

New Methods in Earthquake Research

24. November 2015

Kiel’s GeoSEA Array to measure tectonic movements off Chile

Many particularly disastrous earthquakes originate below the sea floor. Yet measuring tectonic activity in the sea is very difficult. At the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel …

Monitoring the recovery of deep-sea ecosystems from human impact

23. November 2015

Expeditions to study ecological consequences of deep-sea mining completed

What would be the ecological consequences of future mining for polymetallic nodules in the deep sea? Can deep-sea mineral resources be sustainably managed, and how long would …

Kiel’s Collaborative Research Centre 754 enters its Third Phase

19. November 2015


Oxygen is an important basis for life. The same is true for our oceans. Since 2008 and within the Collaborative Research Centre 754 “Climate-Biogeochemistry Interactions in the Tropical …

New Collaborative Research Centre "Origin and Function of Metaorganisms" approved at Kiel University

19. November 2015

The DFG (German Research Foundation) is providing 10 million Euros to support research into the interaction between organisms and microbial symbionts

Kiel University is currently setting the path for its future research and can celebrate another …