Visualization of a computer model. The pathways for the hydrothermal vents at a mid ocean ridge are marked clearly. The arrows indicate the movement of the Earths' plates at the plate boundaries. Graphics: J. Hasenclever, GEOMAR

How Productive are the Ore Factories in the Deep Sea?

23 April 2014/Kiel. Hydrothermal vents in the deep sea, the so-called "black smokers", are fascinating geological formations. They are home to unique ecosystems, but are also potential suppliers of raw materials for the future. They are driven by volcanic "power plants" in the seafloor and release a...

Professor Peter Herzig (li.) and the Ambassador of the Slovak Republic in Germany, Igor Slobodník. Photo: J. Steffen, GEOMAR

Diplomatic Visit at GEOMAR

23 April 2014/Kiel. As part of his official visit to Kiel, the Ambassador of the Slovak Republic in Germany, Igor Slobodník, also stopped by the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel where he met with GEOMAR Director Professor Peter Herzig. During a 90 minute conversation, the ambassador i...

Cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa in Trondheim fjord (Norway). Photo: Solvin Zankl

Cold-Water Corals Document Environmental Changes

15 April 2014/Kiel. Corals build their skeletons from lime and are therefore particularly sensitive to the increasing acidification of the oceans. Using precise measurements, scientists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel have now found that cold-water corals absorb certain elements...

Award winners Dr. Kathrin Wuttig ( l) and Sarah Schnurr (r). Photo: A. Villwock, GEOMAR.

Tracking Changes in the Ocean

11 April 2014/Kiel. For the 25th time, the Annette Barthelt Foundation awarded young scientists for their outstanding work in the field of marine research on 11 April. The winners this year come from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the German Center for Marine Biodiversity Resear...

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