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The German RV MARIA S. MERIAN in Mindelo. Photo: Björn Fiedler, GEOMAR
17.02.2017

Summit Meeting on an Underwater Mountain

Marine scientists from Kiel install observatory in the tropical Atlantic

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Changes of dissolved oxygen in the global ocean in percent. Graphic: GEOMAR
15.02.2017

Global Ocean De-Oxygenation Quantified

The first in-depth study on the observed global ocean oxygen content was just published by Kiel scientists in Nature.

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The research drilling vessel JOIDES RESOLUTION. Photo: Bill Crawford/IODP
10.02.2017

Cold plates and hot melts

International science team publishes new data about the history of the Pacific Ring of Fire

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Mineral resources in the ocean. Red: Massiv sulfides, yellow: cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts , dark-blue: manganese nodules. Black: Land-based resources (non-fossil energy) within 50 km distance from the coast. Light blue: Exclusive Economic Zone. Source: GEOMAR.
09.02.2017

Subsea mining moves closer to shore

Marine scientists from GEOMAR focus on shelf areas

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Illustration of a range of now-extinct megafauna that were present when humans first arrived in Australia (by Peter Trusler).
24.01.2017

Humans caused Megafauna extinction in Australia

International research team publishes new findings on environmental changes at the end of the Pleistocene

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Research vessel METEOR. Photo: Hermann Bange, GEOMAR.
24.01.2017

Southern Italy: Earthquake hazard due to active plate boundary

International team of researchers publishes latest seafloor maps

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Simplified figure of todays global ocean overturning circulation. Surface currents in red, deep water masses in blue. The Central American landbridge, the Indonesian Throughflow and the Strait of Gibraltar (yellow rectangles) have a key function for the variability of the circulation pattern. The drill cores used in this study are marked with yellow dots. Map. NOAA:
24.01.2017

How the North Atlantic became a “heat pirate”

International research team unravels how seaways affect global climate

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