] Jai S Sohan, Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore, with GEOMAR director Professor Peter Herzig . Photo: J. Steffen, GEOMAR

Climate Research and Natural Marine Substances

18 July 2014/Kiel. For Jai S Sohan, Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore in Germany, it was already the second visit at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel within a month. At the end of June, following the invitation of the Schleswig-Holstein state government, he had attended the trad...

Glider deployment from an inflatable – a proven method in the open ocean, and equally successful in the shallow Baltic.  Photo: Michael Schneider, FS METEOR

Why so cold all of a sudden?

08 July 2014/Kiel. Gliders are autonomous measuring probes collecting data for marine research in the open ocean on predetermined courses between the sea surface and up to 1000 meters water depth. The fact that these devices can also operate precisely in the 20-meter shallow Baltic Sea was proven in...

Standardized water samples are taken monthly at Boknis Eck since 1957. Photo: Mirja Dunker, GEOMAR

International Ocean Sampling Day in Kiel

19 June 2014/Kiel. Saturday, 21 June, is "Ocean Sampling Day." Marine scientists will take water samples at over 170 locations worldwide to investigate the distribution and genetic diversity of microorganisms in the water. Also scientists from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Kie...


Re-defining a key role

20 June 2014/Kiel. Rising carbon dioxide emissions do not only cause global warming. The greenhouse gas also dissolves in seawater and leads to ocean acidification. Two recent studies by members of the research group for Microbial Biogeochemistry at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel sh...



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Weather of Kiel at 20:10


Measuring Point Institute

Air temperature: 24,7°C
Water temperature: 21,9°C
Wind direction: 85°, E
Wind speed: 6,25 m/s

Measuring Point Light House

Air temperature: 22,9°C
Water temperature: 21,0°C
Wind direction: 73°, ENE
Wind speed: 10,65 m/s