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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Award winners Dr. Kathrin Wuttig ( l) and Sarah Schnurr (r). Photo: A. Villwock, GEOMAR.

Tracking Changes in the Ocean

Annette Barthelt Foundation honors three young marine scientists for their work on ocean acidification, biogeochemical trace gas analysis and biodiversity.

Living foraminifera of the species Ammonia aomoriensis. The diameter of the foraminifera shown is about one quarter of a millimeter. Photo credit: K. Haynert, GEOMAR

Protected by the Seabed: Unicellular Organisms Tolerate Ocean Acidificationen

GEOMAR scientists simulate future climate scenarios