Human impacts on marine ecosystems

Human activities affect marine ecosystems as a result of pollution, overfishing, the introduction of invasive species, and acidification, which all impact on the marine food web and may lead to largely unknown consequences for the biodiversity and survival of marine life forms.

News for topic: Human impacts on marine ecosystems

Glider deployment from an inflatable – a proven method in the open ocean, and equally successful in the shallow Baltic.  Photo: Michael Schneider, FS METEOR
08.07.2014

Why so cold all of a sudden?

First glider mission in the Baltic Sea provides new insights into the coastal upwelling in Bay of Eckernförde

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Standardized water samples are taken monthly at Boknis Eck since 1957. Photo: Mirja Dunker, GEOMAR
19.06.2014

International Ocean Sampling Day in Kiel

Researchers at GEOMAR and Kiel University participate in a global measurement campaign

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Use of a piston corer aboard R/Vl METEOR to recover the sediment cores off the coast of Peru used in the recently published study. Photo: Dirk Nürnberg, GEOMAR
18.06.2014

Does the Release of Iron from Sediments Promote Oxygen Depletion in the Tropical Ocean?

Scientists in Kiel identify additional processes in oxygen minimum zones

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