Snapshot of the current velocities and sea ice distribution in the high-resolution ocean model. The image illustrates how turbulent the Gulf Stream and the eddies in the sea areas around Greenland are. Graphic: ocean modeling group GEOMAR

Breathing space for the Gulf Stream

20 June 2016/Kiel. The salinity of the waters around Greenland plays an important role in driving the Gulf Stream. There are concerns that a progressive freshening by the increasing ice losses from the Greenland ice sheet could influence and weaken the current system. New model calculations conducte...


The President of the Mediterranean Science Commission, Prince Albert II of Monaco receives German Ocean Award (“Deutscher Meerespreis”)

17 June 2016/Kiel. In his function as President of the Scientific Commission of the Mediterranean (CIESM) H.S.H. Prince Albert II will receive the German Ocean Award (“Deutscher Meerespreis”) on September 12 in Kiel, Germany. The prize offered by GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and t...

European Summit of Marine Research (vl.n.r): Professor Ed Hill (NOC), Professor Peter Herzig (GEOMAR) and François Jacq (Ifremer). Photo: Jan Steffen, GEOMAR

European Summit of Marine Research

01 June 2016 / Kiel. Marine Research is clearly an international task. No single country or research institute can answer the urging questions about a sustainable use and protection of the oceans alone. Therefore, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel maintains strong relations with many p...

Cold water coral reef in northern Norway. The corals form large reefs along the entire European coast. Photo: ROV team, GEOMAR.

Comfort zone of cold-water corals has always been thin

19 May 2016/Kiel. As observational data show cold-water corals living off the west coast of Europe prefer a certain density layer of seawater as habitat. New research by paleo-oceanographers of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel shows that these organisms have inhabited exactly the ...



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Weather of Kiel at 04:08


Measuring Point Institute

Air temperature: 16,9°C
Water temperature: 16,2°C
Wind direction: 205°, SSW
Wind speed: 3,50 m/s

Measuring Point Light House

Air temperature: 17,0°C
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Wind direction: 208°, SSW
Wind speed: 9,94 m/s