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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Glider deployment from an inflatable – a proven method in the open ocean, and equally successful in the shallow Baltic.  Photo: Michael Schneider, FS METEOR
 

Why so cold all of a sudden?

First glider mission in the Baltic Sea provides new insights into the coastal upwelling in Bay of Eckernförde

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Standardized water samples are taken monthly at Boknis Eck since 1957. Photo: Mirja Dunker, GEOMAR
 

International Ocean Sampling Day in Kiel

Researchers at GEOMAR and Kiel University participate in a global measurement campaign

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