Participants of the 1st BIO-C3 annual meeting . Photo: J. Steffen, GEOMAR

Expert meeting on biodiversity in the Baltic Sea

03.07.2015/Kiel. Biodiversity has long been considered a major driver of terrestrial ecosystem functioning. Surprisingly, in the marine realm this understanding has taken hold much more recently – despite the large role of biodiversity, which ultimately benefits humans strongly. This includes ecosys...

Anomalies of sea surface temperatures for late May to late June 2015. Source: NOAA/PMEL

Does climate change lead to Super El Niños?

24 June 2015/Kiel. The El Niño phenomenon represents a warming of the tropical Pacific, recurring every two to seven years, with global climatic impacts. According to a study by scientists at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, the ongoing global warming may intensify severe El Niño...

View over the tropical Southeast Pacific from the research vessel METEOR. As new data show the region is a strong source of natural nitrous oxide. Photo: Kerstin Nachtigall, GEOMAR

The Southeast Pacific produces more nitrous oxide than previously thought

22 June 2015/Kiel. In addition to carbon dioxide there are plenty of other greenhouse gases. Nitrous oxide is one of them. However, a global assessment of emissions from the oceans is difficult because the measurement methods used so far have only allowed rough estimates. Using a new technology for ...

Recovery of an oceanographic mooring with RV METEOR. Researchers in Europe, the USA, Canada, Brazil and South Africa and other Atlantic-bordering countries are already strongly engaged in observing the ocean. Photo: W. Huneke, GEOMAR

Improved Observations to Better Understand the Atlantic

09 June 2015/Kiel. AtlantOS, one of the largest and most ambitious marine research projects of recent decades has just started and holds its kick-off meeting from 10 to 12 June in Brussels. 62 partners from 18 countries set out to significantly enhance observing the Atlantic Ocean. Existing observat...



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Weather of Kiel at 03:12


Measuring Point Institute

Air temperature: 19,9°C
Water temperature: 19,3°C
Wind direction: 30°, NNE
Wind speed: 1,00 m/s

Measuring Point Light House

Air temperature: 20,5°C
Water temperature: 15,7°C
Wind direction: 26°, NNE
Wind speed: 2,01 m/s