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

With help of the AUV ABYSS (top right) the mud volcanoes Abzu, Tiamat and M. Ivanov have been discovered in 2012. Photo/Graphic: GEOMAR
24.03.2015

New insights into the mysterious ocean floor

Marine scientists from Kiel present new concepts of the formation of mud volcanoes and cold seeps in the deep sea.

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Lighthouse in Büsum (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany). Sea level rise significantly differs from one coast to another. Photo: Klaus Heinrich Vanselow, Copyright: Uni Kiel / FTZ Westküste
16.03.2015

Sea level rise: More data from the oceans needed

Climate scientists from Kiel show how regional predictions can be enhanced

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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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Brachiopod Paraspirifer bownockeri from the Middle Devonian of Ohio (USA); width: 5,6 centrimetre. photo: U. Jansen, Senckenberg-Museum, Frankfurt on the Main.
03.02.2015

500 Million Years of Ocean History

GEOMAR coordinates European research and training project BASE-LiNE Earth

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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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