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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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

Marine scientists from Kiel present new concepts of the formation of mud volcanoes and cold seeps in the deep sea.

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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

Climate scientists from Kiel show how regional predictions can be enhanced

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