Press reports

Cod from the Lofoten Islands Ended up on Plates in Haithabu

06. August 2017

International scientists prove early long-distance food trade

Dried cod from the Lofoten Islands was evidently among the trade goods which Hanseatic merchants supplied to Southern Europe at a large profit since the 13th century. However, it is …

Royal insights into ocean science

01. August 2017

William and Kate met young researchers in Hamburg

During their visit to Germany, the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, met with early career marine scientists – among them Marian Hu from Kiel University and Judith Elger from …

The World as a Guest in Kiel

31. July 2017

International Congress on Asian Medicines at Kiel University

From the 6th to the 12th of August over 350 participants, mostly from the East Asia, will convene during the "9th International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicines (ICTAM IX)" at Kiel …

Future Ocean International Conference Week

26. July 2017

The world meets in Kiel to discuss sustainability

The week of July 3 – 6, 2017 was a very busy week for the Cluster of Excellence 'The Future Ocean'. Over 50 international researchers came to Kiel to join with current Kiel marine researchers in the …

Research reveals Rapa Nui people cultivated and managed crops

13. July 2017

Research by an international team has shed new light on the fate of the ancient Rapa Nui people of Easter Island.

"The traditional story is that over time the people of Rapa Nui used up their resources and started to run out of food," said Binghamton …

Developmental Leaps on the Way to Becoming a Plant

10. July 2017

German-Israeli research team under the leadership of Kiel University discovers evolutionary origin of redox regulation in plants

During the development of higher life forms over the course of millions of years, there have always been significant and …

Extrem low-oxygen Eddies in the Atlantic produce Greenhouse Gases

06. July 2017

International research team discovers previously unknown processes in the Atlantic

In 2014, an international research team led by the Kiel Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean" and the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel was able to …

Kiel Science Award goes to Ruth Schmitz-Streit

20. June 2017

State capital Kiel honours microbiologist from Kiel for outstanding scientific achievements

On June 25th, the Kiel Professor and molecular microbiologist Ruth Schmitz-Streit, who has been conducting research in the Cluster of Excellence "The Future …

Massive Open Online Kurs (MOOC) “One Planet – One Ocean: From Science to Solutions”

18. June 2017

New Start for the “Online Course from Ocean Knowledge to Sustainable Solutions”

With more than 1200 participants worldwide, the new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) "One Planet – One Ocean: From Science to Solutions" started on June 14th. …

The Ocean’s Skin

13. June 2017


At the boundary between ocean and atmosphere lies a thin layer of only a few micrometers on …