1. Main research topics

  2. The role of the oceans
    in climate change

  3. Human impact on
    marine ecosystems

  4. Marine resources

  5. Marine hazards

Overview

 GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is one of the leading marine science institutions in Europe. GEOMAR investigates the chemical, physical, biological, and geological processes in the oceans, as well as their interactions with the seafloor and the atmosphere.

The research at GEOMAR can also be summarized by four major topics: 1. The role of the oceans in climate change, 2. Human impact on marine ecosystems, 3. Marine Resources, 4. Plate tectonics and marine hazards.

GEOMAR is organized in four Research Divisions: Ocean Circulation and Climate DynamicsMarine BiogeochemistryMarine Ecology and Dynamics of the Ocean Floor. In cooperation with the University of Kiel, GEOMAR also runs the “Future Ocean” Cluster of Excellence and the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) “Biogeochemistry Interactions in the Tropical Ocean” (SFB 754) and a number of projects focusing on applied questions.

In the framework of the programme-oriented research funding of the Helmholtz Association GEOMAR is contributing to the research division "Earth and Environment" with the programme "OCEANS" and a contribution to the programme "Geosystem - The changing Earth" of the German Research Centre for Geosciences. These programmes have a duration of five years, starting 2014.

 

 

Research News

Anomalies of sea surface temperatures for late May to late June 2015. Source: NOAA/PMEL
26.06.2015

Does climate change lead to Super El Niños?

Kiel researchers present study on Pacific climate phenomenon

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View over the tropical Southeast Pacific from the research vessel METEOR. As new data show the region is a strong source of natural nitrous oxide. Photo: Kerstin Nachtigall, GEOMAR
22.06.2015

The Southeast Pacific produces more nitrous oxide than previously thought

Kiel marine scientists publish new data on greenhouse gas emissions

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Expeditions

Information about current and past expeditions by GEOMAR can be found here.

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Meetings

Information about scientific seminars and meetings at GEOMAR can be found following the link below.

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Publications

Information about recent publications can be found following the link below.

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