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Participants of the 1st BIO-C3 annual meeting . Photo: J. Steffen, GEOMAR

Expert meeting on biodiversity in the Baltic Sea

03.07.2015/Kiel. Biodiversity has long been considered a major driver of terrestrial ecosystem functioning. Surprisingly, in the marine realm this understanding has taken hold much more recently – despite the large role of biodiversity, which ultimately benefits humans strongly. This includes ecosys...

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Anomalies of sea surface temperatures for late May to late June 2015. Source: NOAA/PMEL

Does climate change lead to Super El Niños?

24 June 2015/Kiel. The El Niño phenomenon represents a warming of the tropical Pacific, recurring every two to seven years, with global climatic impacts. According to a study by scientists at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, the ongoing global warming may intensify severe El Niño...

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View over the tropical Southeast Pacific from the research vessel METEOR. As new data show the region is a strong source of natural nitrous oxide. Photo: Kerstin Nachtigall, GEOMAR

The Southeast Pacific produces more nitrous oxide than previously thought

22 June 2015/Kiel. In addition to carbon dioxide there are plenty of other greenhouse gases. Nitrous oxide is one of them. However, a global assessment of emissions from the oceans is difficult because the measurement methods used so far have only allowed rough estimates. Using a new technology for ...

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Recovery of an oceanographic mooring with RV METEOR. Researchers in Europe, the USA, Canada, Brazil and South Africa and other Atlantic-bordering countries are already strongly engaged in observing the ocean. Photo: W. Huneke, GEOMAR

Improved Observations to Better Understand the Atlantic

09 June 2015/Kiel. AtlantOS, one of the largest and most ambitious marine research projects of recent decades has just started and holds its kick-off meeting from 10 to 12 June in Brussels. 62 partners from 18 countries set out to significantly enhance observing the Atlantic Ocean. Existing observat...

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Measuring Point Institute

Air temperature: 20,3°C
Water temperature: 16,6°C
Wind direction: 267°, W
Wind speed: 6,90 m/s
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Measuring Point Light House

Air temperature: 18,2°C
Water temperature: 17,1°C
Wind direction: 257°, WSW
Wind speed: 14,19 m/s
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