Reef-builders with a sense of harmony

October 30, 2014/Kiel. Cold-water corals of the species Lophelia pertusa are able to fuse skeletons of genetically distinct individuals. On dives with JAGO, a research submersible stationed at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, scientists from Scotland and Germany made the first-ever d...


Deep-water boost for a community exposed to ocean change

29. October, 2014/ Kiel, Taliarte. In a long-term field study led by GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, an international team of scientists investigates the effects of ocean acidification on pelagic ecosystems in the subtropical Atlantic. The field experiment with the KOSMOS mesocosms ...


Sea turtles’ first days of life: A sprint and a ride towards safety

October 23, 2014/Kiel. With new nano-sized acoustic transmitters, scientists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, the Turtle Foundation and Queen Mary University of London were able to follow the pathways of loggerhead turtle hatchlings from Cape Verde. The tiny animals quickly swim...


The breathing sand

October 20, 2014/Kiel. New analytical methods show for the first time, how the permeable, sandy sediment at the bottom of the North Sea is supplied with oxygen and which factors determine the exchange. Because the metabolic rate is particularly high in this type of seabed, and the sediments are perm...



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 13:26


Measuring Point Institute

Air temperature: 12,8°C
Water temperature: 13,5°C
Wind direction: 163°, SSE
Wind speed: 2,20 m/s

Measuring Point Light House

Air temperature: 12,3°C
Water temperature: 13,8°C
Wind direction: 182°, S
Wind speed: 4,80 m/s