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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During the expedition M92 samples and data from the seafloor and from the water column of the oxygen minimum zone off Peru were obtained using various devices. Photo: Michael Schneider, FS METEOR

Conundrum of missing iron in oxygen minimum zones solved

International research team discovered important biogeochemical process in the ocean

Current aerial views of the Ocean Science Centre Mindelo, Kap Verde. Photo: Filipe Mandl

‘Ocean Science Centre Mindelo’ Takes Shape

Shell for new marine scientific basis in Cabo Verde has been completed