Manganese nodule held by ROV KIEL 6000. Photo: ROV team, GEOMAR

Monitoring the recovery of deep-sea ecosystems from human impact

23 November 2015/Kiel, Bremerhaven. 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 it take for disturbed areas to recover? These questions have been investigated during a s...

Mobile winch and cable owned by the U.S. GEOTRACES-programme. Similar devices are used on cruise M121.  Photo: Gregory Cutter, Old Dominion University, Norfolk (USA).

RV METEOR closes a gap in the global atlas of trace metals

17 November 2015/Kiel. Dissolved trace elements such as iron, cadmium or copper are an important basis for marine life in the oceans. However these trace elements are invisible and very difficult to measure due to their low concentrations. For the past seven years, the international research program...

At the official launch of WOR4 at the Representation of Schleswig-Holstein in Berlin: Prof. Dr. Konrad Ott, mare publisher Nikolaus Gelpke, Gesine Meißner, MEP, Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer, Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius, Prof. Dr. Martin Visbeck, Dr. Robert Habeck, Minister of Energy, Agriculture, the Environment and Rural Areas of teh State of Schleswig-Holstein, and moderator Karsten Schwanke (from left to right). Copyright: mare

Sustainable Use of Our Oceans

10 November 2015/Berlin, Kiel. maribus and the Kiel Cluster of Excellence »The Future Ocean« turn the spotlight on sustainability and the oceans in the new »World Ocean Review«, now in its fourth edition. In doing so, they make the link between sustainability theory and research on ways of responsib...

Observed sea surface temperature on December 31, 1984. Unit is Deg. C. Source: NOAA.Pattern of the decadal variability of the sea surface temperature in the North Pacific. Source: JISAO, U. Washington.

"Marine noise" important for long-term predictions?

03.11.2015 / Kiel. Daily fluctuations of the sea surface temperature in the mid-latitudes have an impact on long-temporal variability in the atmosphere. This is the result of a study by marine scientists from GEOMAR in Kiel, Germany that was recently published in the international scientific journal...



Information about current and past expeditions by GEOMAR can be found here.


Research Vessels

Information about the reseach vessels and their operations can be found here.


Underwater Vehicles

Information about our underwater vehicles can be found here.



Link to "events"

Information about scientific and public events can be found here.

 more and Videos

Information about events and exciting research projects of GEOMAR on video. Visit or our video pages. 



Weather of Kiel at 18:12


Measuring Point Institute

Air temperature: 8,6°C
Water temperature: 9,6°C
Wind direction: 208°, SSW
Wind speed: 9,05 m/s

Measuring Point Light House

Air temperature: 8,7°C
Water temperature: 8,1°C
Wind direction: 208°, SSW
Wind speed: 18,73 m/s