Prof. Dr. Deniz Tasdemir (right), head of GEOMAR-Biotech, talks with Schleswig-Holsteins's minister for European Affairs Anke Spoorendonk . Photo: Jan Steffen, GEOMAR

Schleswig-Holstein's Minister for European Affairs Anke Spoorendonk at GEOMAR-Biotech

31 August 2016 / Kiel. New drugs against cancer, diabetes and other common diseases, biological plant protection products or sustainably produced cosmetics - the oceans provide a huge reservoir of unexplored substances that can be very beneficial for humans. Through GEOMAR-Biotech (GEOMAR Centre for...


Ocean Acidification threatens cod recruitment in the Atlantic

24 August 2016/Kiel. Increasing ocean acidification could double the mortality of newly-hatched cod larvae. This would put populations of this economically important fish species more and more under pressure if exploitation remains unchanged. For the first time ever, members of the German research n...

The Gulf Stream in the North Atlantic shown by simulated surface temperatures in a high-resolution ocean model. Simulation and Rendering: ocean modeling group GEOMAR

What is the future of the Gulf Stream circulation?

12.08.2016/Kiel. One of the central issues when studying the effects of global warming is the possible change of ocean currents, particularly the Gulf Stream circulation in the Atlantic. Although many studies predict a slowdown during the 21st century, the uncertainties are still rather large. A stu...


Rising water temperatures and acidification affect important plankton organism

9 August 2016/Kiel. In an experiment with organisms from the Kiel Fjord, a team of biologists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel demonstrated for the first time, that ocean acidification and rising water temperatures harms the fatty acid composition of copepods in the natural plank...



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Measuring Point Institute

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