In their mescosms, BIOACID scientists simulate the future ocean. Photo: Maike Nicolai, GEOMAR

Research network on ocean acidification on its final stretch

05 October 2015/Kiel. An in-depth assessment of possible impacts of ocean acidification on the environment, society and economy and the development of management options for decision makers are the primary goals of the German research network BIOACID (Biological Impacts of Ocean Acidification), now ...

Pipette robot in the GEOMAR Centre for Marine Biotechnology. Photo: Christoph Wirth

GEOMAR-Biotech launched

1 October 2015 / Kiel. GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel launches GEOMAR-Biotech (GEOMAR Centre for Marine Biotechnology), a state-of-the-art centre dedicated to marine biotechnology and biodiscovery research. GEOMAR-Biotech is the successor of the Kiel Centre for Marine Natural Produc...

Map of the seismic gap in northern Chile. Graphic: GEOMAR, based on GEBCO world map,

Earthquake rupture halted by Seamounts

30 September 2015/Kiel. Experts expected for some time that one of the next mega earthquakes occurs off northern Chile. But when the earth did tremble around the northern Chilean city of Iquique in spring 2014, the strength and areal extent of shaking was much smaller than anticipated. Geologists fr...

Preparations for a dive the AUV ABYSS. The device deliveres accurate maps and photos of the more than 4000 m deep seafloor. Photo: Bastian Barenbrock.

Fascinating photo mosaic from the seafloor in 4000 m depth

15 September 2015/Kiel. What will be the ecological consequences of mining manganese nodules in the deep sea? The joint European project “Ecological Aspects of Deep-Sea Mining” wants to answer this question. In August, an international team of scientists led by the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean ...



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