GEOMAR's Scientific Advisory Board. Photo: J. Steffen, GEOMAR.

Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics

22 April 2015 / Kiel. With around 160 employees, the Research Department 1, "Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics" is one of the largest units of GEOMAR. At the same time, it covers a very broad spectrum of scientific activity: from the observation of ocean currents and investigations in...

Vampire squid Vampyroteuthis infernalis. © 2012 MBARI

Vampire Squid: The first Time is not the last Time

20 April 2015/Kiel. Coleoid cephalopods are thought to reproduce only once at the end of their lifespan. But biologists from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel together with colleagues from the UK and the US now have shown, that at least one species living in the open water of the d...

For a detailed examination of the methane seeps, the scientists used the submersible JAGO. The image shows pilot Jürgen Schauer and Lea Steinle preparing for a dive. Photo: Karen Hissmann, GEOMAR

Ocean Currents Impact Methane consumption

20.04.2015/Kiel. Offshore the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago, methane gas is seeping out of the seabed in several hundred meters depth. Luckily, bacteria are consuming a large proportion of the methane before it reaches the surface and is released to the atmosphere, where it acts as a greenhouse gas...

Lime-stone formation at the Changinola river, Panama. Photo: Kaj Hoernle, GEOMAR

How continents grow from the oceans

10 April 2015 / Blacksburg, Kiel. The outer shell of the earth consists of oceanic and continental crust. However, it is not yet fully understood when and how the continental crust formed. An international research team including scientists from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel el...



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Weather of Kiel at 23:24


Measuring Point Institute

Air temperature: 11,1°C
Water temperature: 9,6°C
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Measuring Point Light House

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Wind direction: 104°, ESE
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