Declining oxygen – is Humboldt’s nutrient boost at risk?

17 March 2017/Kiel, Callao. If less and less oxygen is available in the ocean as a result of climate change, this also affects highly productive regions such as the waters off the coast of Peru – an area strongly influenced by the nutrient-rich Humboldt Current. An international team led by GEOMAR H...

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Phd Students of the Helmholtz Association meet in Kiel

13.03.2017 / Kiel. This year's NextGen@Helmholtz Conference will take place from July 5-7 at GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel. The organizers are expecting about 200 PhD students from all 18 centres of the Helmholtz Association. The three-day meeting will include the exchange of exper...

During the coming months scientists will use a combination of the most diverse measurements to better understand processes in the oxygen minimum zone off Peru. Photo: Michael Schneider, RV METEOR

Four-month Cruise with German RV METEOR off Peru

06.03.2017/Kiel, Valparaiso. Last week, the first of four consecutive expeditions with the German research vessel METEOR started in Valparaiso (Chile) to investigate the oxygen minimum zone off the coast of Peru. For four months scientists from Kiel's Collaborative Research Center 754 “Climate - Bio...

Thousands of lava and magma samples are archived in the GEOMAR rock repository. Some of these samples were used by the international science team to trace the way of the water down to the earth's mantle. Photo: Jan Steffen, GEOMAR

Water cycles much deeper than previously thought

28 February 2017 / Kiel, Canberra. The earth in many ways is unique among the planets of the solar system. Probably the most striking characteristic is the enormous amounts of water, which today cover 70 per cent of the earth's surface. But water exists also thousands of kilometers below the surface...



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