With help of the AUV ABYSS (top right) the mud volcanoes Abzu, Tiamat and M. Ivanov have been discovered in 2012. Photo/Graphic: GEOMAR

New insights into the mysterious ocean floor

24 March 2015/Kiel. During an expedition of the German research vessel METEOR in 2012 scientists of the GEOMAR Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research Kiel together with colleagues from Bremen and Halle, Portugal, Spain and the UK, discovered previously unknown mud volcanoes on the seabed of the Atlanti...

Lighthouse in Büsum (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany). Sea level rise significantly differs from one coast to another. Photo: Klaus Heinrich Vanselow, Copyright: Uni Kiel / FTZ Westküste

Sea level rise: More data from the oceans needed

16 March 2015/Kiel. How quickly sea level will rise in the next 100 years can be roughly calculated on a global scale. However, for specific coastal-protection measures, you do not need a global average; you need to know how sea level will actually rise at a particular coast. The regional sea level ...

The program of the symposium began with an evening lecture of geobiologist Prof. Dr. Reinhold Leinfelder on thuesday. photo: J. Steffen, GEOMAR

Can we use the ocean in a sustainable way?

04. March 2015 From March 4- 6, 2015 more than 100 scientists from different disciplines, representatives of politics, society, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), as well as young researchers are meeting at the Ocean Sustainability Science Symposium in Kiel to discuss the sustainable protection...


GEOMAR cooperates with Cape Verde and Gran Canaria

Two important destinations for marine research - one with an excellent infrastructure and a variety of scientific experience, the other with strong ambitions and a growing research station: Gran Canaria and the Republic of Cape Verde discuss cooperation possibilities with GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for...



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Weather of Kiel at 10:18


Measuring Point Institute

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Water temperature: 5,0°C
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Measuring Point Light House

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