Cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa in Trondheim fjord (Norway). Photo: Solvin Zankl

Cold-Water Corals Document Environmental Changes

15 April 2014/Kiel. Corals build their skeletons from lime and are therefore particularly sensitive to the increasing acidification of the oceans. Using precise measurements, scientists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel have now found that cold-water corals absorb certain elements...

Award winners Dr. Kathrin Wuttig ( l) and Sarah Schnurr (r). Photo: A. Villwock, GEOMAR.

Tracking Changes in the Ocean

11 April 2014/Kiel. For the 25th time, the Annette Barthelt Foundation awarded young scientists for their outstanding work in the field of marine research on 11 April. The winners this year come from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the German Center for Marine Biodiversity Resear...

Living foraminifera of the species Ammonia aomoriensis. The diameter of the foraminifera shown is about one quarter of a millimeter. Photo credit: K. Haynert, GEOMAR

Protected by the Seabed: Unicellular Organisms Tolerate Ocean Acidificationen

09 April 2014/Kiel. The concentration of atmospheric greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), increases continuously. Due to the absorption of CO2 from the atmosphere, the oceans are becoming increasingly acidic. Researchers at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel show in a rec...

High resolution simulation of ocean currents in the North Atlantic. Source: GEOMAR

The Ocean - The Long-Term Memory of Our Climate System

7 April 2014/Kiel. The oceans are a vital component of our climate system. Nevertheless, they are often represented at a very limited resolution in today's climate models, and important physical processes are sometimes missing entirely. 60 experts from 10 different countries will be in Kiel this wee...

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Measuring Point Institute

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