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

Massive coralline alga, Clathromorphum nereostratum, endemic to the Aleutian Islands and Bering Sea with associated green sea urchins, Strongylocentrotus polyacanthus. Photo taken by Joe Tomoleoni as part of NSF PLR-1316141, PI: Bob S. Steneck, Univ. of Maine
23.02.2015

Via Laser into the Past of the Oceans

GEOMAR researchers reconstruct pH values for the past 120 years in the North Pacific

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In some regions of the oceans manganese nodules occur in vast amounts on the seafloor. Photo: Nils Brenke, CeNak
30.01.2015

Deep-Sea Mining: What are the risks?

GEOMAR coordinates European joint project on impact assessment

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The Sahara is one of the most arid regions in the world. 9000 years ago, it was a green savannah. Details on the transition could now be reconstructed from samples obtained off the the mouth of the river Nile in the Mediterranean (yellow dot). Image Reproduced from the GEBCO world map 2014 www.gebco.net,
19.01.2015

Rapid end of the Green Sahara 8000 years ago

Scientists discover possible link between climate change and human sedentarization

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These manganese nodules, now discovered during expedition SO237 in the Atlantic, are up to 10 million years old. Photo: Thomas Walter
16.01.2015

Looking for deep-sea animals – and finding manganese nodules

Surprising discovery during the maiden expedition of RV SONNE

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Recovery of a sediment trap in the North Atlantic. Photo: Chris Marsay, NOC.
07.01.2015

Warming slows down oceanic carbon dioxide uptake

Marine scientists discover new positive climate feedback

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06.01.2015

Cool deep-water protects coral reefs against heat stress

Internal waves mitigate the increase in water temperatures in the Andaman Sea

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Scheme of the tropical Pacific: Strong growth of plankton (1) leads to a high oxygen consumption and extended oxygen minimum zones (2). Ocean currents (3) at a few hundred meters depth provide an influx of oxygenated water from the subtropics (4). Fluctuations of the trade winds (5) influence the strength of these currents. Graphics: Claus Böning, Markus Scheinert, GEOMAR
19.12.2014

Trade Winds ventilate the Tropical Oceans

Kiel marine scientists find explanation for increasing oxygen deficiency

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