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.

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 Centres (SFB) “Fluids and Volatiles in Subduction Zones” (SFB 574) and “Biogeochemistry Interactions in the Tropical Ocean” (SFB 754) and a number of projects focusing on applied questions.

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.

 

Research News

Cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa in Trondheim fjord (Norway). Photo: Solvin Zankl
16.04.2014

Cold-Water Corals Document Environmental Changes

GEOMAR scientists develop new climate archive

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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
09.04.2014

Protected by the Seabed: Unicellular Organisms Tolerate Ocean Acidificationen

GEOMAR scientists simulate future climate scenarios

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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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