Ocean Research

Almost 70 percent of the earth’s surface is covered by water. However only a small part of the oceans has been investigated so far and every new discovery raises new questions. The scientists from the GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel are working all over the world to reveal the secrets of the ocean and to answer the arising questions. On these pages you will find interesting facts and exciting stories about their research. If you're interested in a particular topic please choose from menu on the left.

 

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Small algae with great potential

Unique laboratory experiment shows rapid evolutionary adaptation to ocean acidification and warming

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The picture shows sunspots as they can be seen in a sunspot minimum. Magnetic fields pass out of the surface of the sun and reduce the local luminosity of the sun. Therefore compared to the rest of the surface sunspots are recognized as darker spots. Photo: SOHO (ESA & NASA)
 

Sun Controlled Climate During Ice Ages

Irregularities of solar activity affected the climate 20,000 years ago

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