Gracilaria mat at Tirpitz-Hafen Kiel. Foto: Florian Weinberger, GEOMAR

Invasive Seaweed adopts a smart survival strategy

18.05.2016/Kiel. The red alga Gracilaria vermiculophylla has been listed among the 4 most potent invaders among the 114 algal species introduced to Europe. Originally coming from the East Asian coast it was first detected in significant amounts along the Kiel Fjord in 2005. Which smart survival stra...

The graphic shows the most probable positions during the time of the crash of the MH370 flaperon found on La Réunion. Source: Jonathan Durgadoo, Siren Rühs, Arne Biastoch (GEOMAR),  May 2016

MH370 – where to search?

11 May 2016 / Kiel. For more than two years an extensive search has been underway for the missing Boeing 777 of Malaysia Airlines (MH370) in the southeastern Indian Ocean. The first confirmed piece of debris was discovered last July on the island of La Réunion, and since then more pieces of the miss...


Prof. Ulf Riebesell awarded with European Research Council grant

04 May 2016/Kiel. For the first time, one of the prestigious research grants of the European Research Council (ERC) is awarded to GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel. Prof. Ulf Riebesell receives 2.5 million Euros for a project that evaluates opportunities and risks of forced upwelling o...

An unicellular organismn of the species Thalassicolla caerulea. Photo: Tristan Biard

Giant Protozoa are the Secret Stars of the Ocean

04 April 2016/Kiel, Paris. Unicellular planktonic animals play a more important role in oceanic ecosystems than previously thought. This is the result of a study published recently by marine scientists from France and the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel, Germany. The study was pub...



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Measuring Point Institute

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