A new exhibition at Basel Zoo takes visitors into the deep sea. Photo: Basel Zoo

A closer look at the world of eternal darkness

17 January 2019/Basel, Kiel. The deep sea is the largest habitat on the planet: just 29 percent of the world’s surface is land, with the remainder covered by water. From 19 January, Basel Zoo will be presenting deep-sea species in cooperation with GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel. The...

Martin Visbeck releasing a float in the tropical Atlantic. Photo: GEOMAR.

Henry Stommel Research Medal for Martin Visbeck

January 10, 2019 / Phoenix / Kiel. At the 99th annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society Professor Martin Visbeck, Head of Physical Oceanography and Spokesman for the Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean", is honored with the Henry Stommel Research Medal. Prof. Visbeck receives the aw...

Algae farm in Rongcheng (China). Photo: Florian Weinberger/GEOMAR

Biological plant protection in seaweed cultivation

8 January 2019/Kiel/Qingdao. Cultivation of plants in monocultures generally entails an increased risk of outbreaks of diseases or infestations of pests. This risk also challenges seaweed farmers. A German-Chinese team of scientists, in cooperation with companies active in kelp cultivation, has deve...

The upwelling system in the Humboldt Current off the coast of Peru is one of the most productive in the world. With the Kiel offshore mesocosm system KOSMOS, the CUSCO project aims to gain new insights into its functioning. Photo: Ulf Riebesell/GEOMAR.

Research on the ocean’s most productive areas

7 January 2019 / Kiel. In the eastern parts of the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean, continuous upwelling of nutrient-rich deep water gives rise to extremely high biological productivity. How these upwelling areas will develop if wind systems shift due to climate change and the ocean gradually warms u...



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Weather of Kiel at 01:00


Measuring Point Institute

Air temperature: -3,6°C
Water temperature: 1,0°C
Wind direction: 209°, SSW
Wind speed: 3,55 m/s

Measuring Point Light House

Air temperature: -2,1°C
Wind direction: 226°, SW
Wind speed: 13,91 m/s