Marie Tharp Lecture by Prof. Dr. Linda Amaral-Zettler. Photo: Charlotte Häfele/GEOMAR

Microbes of the Plastispehere: Hitchhiking through the Ocean

21.02.2020/Kiel. The ‘Plastisphere’ is a novel ecological habitat for microbes in the ocean, generated by the ongoing release of plastic debris to the environment. In the frame of the Marie Tharp Lectures Series at GEOMAR, Prof. Dr. Linda Amaral-Zettler from the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea R...

Found it. Last Saturday, the crew of the VWFS DENEB recovered the missing sensor rack from the Boknis-Eck observatory. Photo: Martin Steen/GEOMAR

Rack of the missing Boknis-Eck observatory found

18 February 2020 / Kiel. Two racks equipped with environmental sensors and installations for a power supply disappeared without trace at the end of August 2019. This equipment was installed by the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materia...

Map of the North Sea with the two dam projects. From Groeskamp / Kjellsson, 2020).

Gigantic dam to protect North Sea countries

17 February 2020/Kiel. Assuming the world community does not succeed to stop global warming in the long term. Can a gigantic dam that protects the entire North Sea prevent flooding of the neighbouring countries? Two scientists from the Netherlands and from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Resea...

Image of the Congo estuary taken by Landsat 8 satellite on 2 March 2015 Photo: NASA/USGS

The Congo is a Major Source of Iron for the Southeast Atlantic

13 February 2020/Kiel. Iron is an important nutrient for phytoplankton. Where iron concentrations are very low in the ocean, biological production is extremely restricted. Scientists of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the Kiel University (CAU) have been able to show that the ...



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Weather of Kiel at 13:16


Measuring Point Institute

Air temperature: 5,2°C
Water temperature: 5,5°C
Wind direction: 223°, SW
Wind speed: 9,70 m/s

Measuring Point Light House

Air temperature: 4,6°C
Water temperature: 5,4°C
Wind direction: 254°, WSW
Wind speed: 19,36 m/s