Using special nets, the team of expedition AL534/2 investigates the microplastic distribution off the coast of Western Europe. Photo: Expedition team AL534/2

Where is the plastic in the ocean?

30 March 2020/Kiel. It is well known that large quantities of plastic waste are transferred to our seas every year. Where they remain in the oceans is however largely unknown. The HOTMIC research project, coordinated at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, aims to close knowledge gap...

GEOMAR East shore campus. Photo: J. Klimmeck, GEOMAR.

Limited operation at GEOMAR due to the corona crisis

March 23, Kiel. Due to the Corona Pandemic, some areas of GEOMAR are currently working with limit service and restrictions. At the moment, there are no events and guided tours for visitors, the aquarium is closed until further notice. Access to public areas of the GEOMAR has been restricte...

Three-spined sticklebacks. Photo: M. Heckwolf, GEOMAR

Epigenetic Inheritance: A silver bullet against climate change?

20 March 2020 / Kiel. The rapid pace of climate change threatens all living species. An international team of researchers from Queen Mary University of London and GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel (Germany) has demonstrated that fish living in the Baltic Sea evolve using epigenetic mec...

[Translate to English:] Untersuchungsgebiet vor der neuseeländischen Küste.

Fresh water below the sea floor

13. March 2020/Kiel/Valletta. An international team of scientists led by the University of Malta and GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel has discovered an extensive freshwater body off the New Zealand Canterbury coast and mapped its structure in 3D. The new method used in this study allo...



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Weather of Kiel at 14:48


Measuring Point Institute

Air temperature: 9,6°C
Water temperature: 6,1°C
Wind direction: 242°, WSW
Wind speed: 5,30 m/s

Measuring Point Light House

Air temperature: 8,9°C
Water temperature: 6,0°C
Wind direction: 245°, WSW
Wind speed: 19,30 m/s