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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Manganese nodule held by ROV KIEL 6000. Photo: ROV team, GEOMAR

Monitoring the recovery of deep-sea ecosystems from human impact

Expeditions to study ecological consequences of deep-sea mining completed

Mobile winch and cable owned by the U.S. GEOTRACES-programme. Similar devices are used on cruise M121.  Photo: Gregory Cutter, Old Dominion University, Norfolk (USA).

RV METEOR closes a gap in the global atlas of trace metals

GEOMAR-ForscheGEOMAR researchers lead GEOTRACES expedition in the southeastern Atlantic r leiten GEOTRACES-Expedition im Südostatlantik