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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Gracilaria mat at Tirpitz-Hafen Kiel. Foto: Florian Weinberger, GEOMAR
 

Invasive Seaweed adopts a smart survival strategy

Invasive seaweed adapts successfully to harmful bacterial vermins

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The graphic shows the most probable positions during the time of the crash of the MH370 flaperon found on La Réunion. Source: Jonathan Durgadoo, Siren Rühs, Arne Biastoch (GEOMAR),  May 2016
 

MH370 – where to search?

New ocean model simulations could refine the search area

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