Wave Gliders GEOMAR 2 (left) and MARUM on board RV MARIA S. MERIAN waiting for their launch. Photo: Sarah Kaehlert, GEOMAR

Watching marine science in real time

22 February 2017/Kiel. From now on, the Wave Glider missions run by the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel can be followed live on the internet. Wave Gliders are measurement platforms that are propelled by wave power. They are suitable for surveying the surface of the oceans for several...

Greetings from the southwest Pacific: The GEOMAR ROV team right after the 250th dive  of ROV KIEL 6000. Photo: ROV-Team, GEOMAR

ROV KIEL 6000 successfully completed 250th dive

20 February 2017 / Kiel, Auckland. Extremely high pressure, no air, low temperatures - the deep sea is as hostile for humans as space. Anyone who wants to explore it needs complex technology. A proven tool of German deep-sea research is the remotely operated vehicle ROV KIEL 6000 of the GEOMAR Helmh...

The German RV MARIA S. MERIAN in Mindelo. Photo: Björn Fiedler, GEOMAR

Summit Meeting on an Underwater Mountain

17 February 2017/Kiel, Mindelo. Seamounts are oases of the oceans: they form diverse ecosystems and provide habitats for numerous organisms. However, the links between physical, biological and biogeochemical processes that surround seamounts are still enigmatic. Tomorrow an international expedition ...

Changes of dissolved oxygen in the global ocean in percent. Graphic: GEOMAR

Global Ocean De-Oxygenation Quantified

15 February 2017 / Kiel. The ongoing global change causes rising ocean temperatures and changes the ocean circulation. Therefore less oxygen is dissolved in surface waters and less oxygen is transported into the deep sea. This reduction of oceanic oxygen supply has major consequences for the organis...



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Weather of Kiel at 03:08


Measuring Point Institute

Air temperature: 5,8°C
Water temperature: 1,0°C
Wind direction: 268°, W
Wind speed: 6,55 m/s

Measuring Point Light House

Air temperature: 5,5°C
Water temperature: 2,7°C
Wind direction: 258°, WSW
Wind speed: 15,79 m/s