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.


New stories

Research vessel POSEIDON in the Thyrennian sea during an ECO2 expedition. Photo: Maike Nicolai, GEOMAR

Can carbon dioxide be stored safely offshore?

Research Project ECO2 presents approach for a sound environmental risk assessment of sub-seabed CO2 storage

Participants of the scientific symposium at INDP in Mindelo, Cabo Verde. Photo: Björn Fiedler, GEOMAR

Scientific networking at a research hotspot

International science symposium and summer school held in Cape Verde