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

Luisa Galgani with sampling gear in front of a melt pond. Photo: Karl Attard
 

How small marine particles affect our climate

Scientists investigate the composition of the sea-surface microlayer of melting ice

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Looking ahead by reading climate records from caves

Dripstones reveal how meltwater from the ice sheets disturbed the climate in north-western Africa and north-western Europe 10,000 years ago

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