Press releases

Below you find current press releases of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Reseach Kiel. Former press releases of GEOMAR and the predecessor  IFM-GEOMAR you find on the archive pages of the the years 2014,
2013, 2012201120102009 and 2008.

Current press releases

The path of a plastic bag from the sea surface to the seabed Grafik: GEOMAR.

Seabed as a long-term deposit for plastic

Kiel marine scientists investigate the depletion of plastic bags in the sediment

Samples of Lithothamnion glaciale in the lab. Photo: Federica Ragazzola

Ocean acidification softens important benthic habitat former

Coralline red alga form less robust cells under elevated carbon dioxide levels

Temperature fluctuations of  the past 130,000 years, reconstructed from ice-core data obtained in Greenland. A major goal of the PalMod project is to simulate this epoch with a state-of-the-art model. Illustration: GEOMAR

130,000 years of Earth's history for better climate predictions

German joint project PalMod to decipher the causes of past climate changes started

Seagrass Zostera marina in the Kiel Bay. Photo: Thorsten Reusch, GEOMAR

Genome of the flowering plant that returned to the sea

Multinational science team studied the Evolution of Zostera marina

Launch of a glider off the coast of Peru . Photo: Anna Reichel, GEOMAR

Glider Swarm tracks newborn Eddy

Marine scientists from Kiel and Bremen, for the first time, document the formation of an eddy off the coast of Peru

The Cape Verdean research vessel ISLANDIA has been used to take samples from the low-oxygen eddy. Photo: B. Fiedler, GEOMAR

Low oxygen eddies open up new views on the Atlantic Ocean

Kiel Marine Sciences show previously unknown biological processes in the Atlantic


New insights into the fate of methane released at the seafloor

Details about emissions from a crater at an abandoned well site published

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