Press reports

Methane seeps of the deep sea: A bacteria feast for lithodid crabs

07. October 2013

Photos and analyses reveal more about a highly specialized food web

Cold seeps are the basis for a surprising diversity in the desert-like deep sea. Off the coast of Costa Rica, an international team involving GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean …

Career Planning in Science

04. October 2013

More than 150 young scientists gathered information about funding possibilities

Young scientists who want to continue in research after their graduation generally have an uncertain future ahead. Positions in research projects are often limited to a …

The Ocean is Lapping on Swabia’s Shores

27. September 2013

Marine research in Kiel during Day of German Unity in Stuttgart

On October 2nd and 3rd, the official celebrations of the Day of German Unity will be held in Stuttgart. On the “Mile of German States” in the heart of Baden …

Interactive: The Future of Scientific Knowledge Transfer

24. September 2013

Information designers of the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and marine scientists from the Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean" develop interactive science posters

Interactive touch screens instead of lifeless paper posters - this could be the …

Seabed in Motion - Coastal Areas at Risk?

24. September 2013

What is the probability that severe tsunamis are caused by submarine landslides? Which coastal regions are threatened worldwide? Questions such as these were discussed by 130 researchers from 30 countries this Monday through Wednesday during an …

Kiel Scientists Enter the Blogosphere!

20. September 2013

"Oceanblogs" Portal of "The Future Ocean" and GEOMAR goes online

As of this Friday, the online world of marine science has gained a substantive resource: The blog portal "oceanblogs" ( provides new insights into the broad …

International Summer School “Coastal Hazards” in Kiel

19. September 2013

Kiel University educates young scientists on the current state of coastal hazard research

In the Summer School “Coastal Hazards” in September, young scientists profited from the knowledge of internationally recognized experts coming from …

Petersen Award for Prof. Dr. Adina Paytan

18. September 2013

Internationally renowned isotope specialist from the University of California Santa Cruz holds public lecture at GEOMAR

When it comes to reconstructing past environmental and climatic conditions, or chemical and biological processes in the sea on the …

Moratorium on Deep Sea Fisheries?

17. September 2013

International fisheries experts favor an extensive stop to deep sea fisheries

On 16 September, the Le Grand Palais Museum in Paris, at the invitation of Bloom, a French environmental organization, hosted a gathering of international fisheries experts …

How can politics and the public contribute to the adaptation to climate change?

12. September 2013

Public evening lecture by Mike Orbach, Director and Professor of Marine Affairs and Policy, Duke University Coastal Environmental Management Program, North Carolina, USA September 17th 2013, 19:00, Zoological Museum Kiel …