RV ALKOR awaits many visitors during Open Ship on 22 June. Photo: Sarah Kaehlert/GEOMAR

From the Baltic sea to the South sea

13 June 2018/Kiel. Do coral reefs exist in the Baltic Sea? How to study the spread of microplastic in the ocean with the help of sailing racing yachts? What are researchers from Kiel investigating with a drillship off New Zealand? The Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean" and the GEOMAR Helmholtz...

Mussels of the species Perna perna originally live in Europe, Africa and South America, but have invaded North American waters. As part of the global GAME experiment, they were examined in Brazil Photo: Felipe Ribeiro

Travel Stress can Train Bioinvaders

12 June 2018 / Kiel. The global shipping of goods helps more and more marine species to reach new ecosystems. Students of the GAME programme at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel have now found evidence that ships could not only serve as vectors, but that they can also train organis...

Numerous factors - including the sea surface temperature, currents, edddies, biogeochemical processes - influence the oxygen content of the oceans. So far, models do not represent all processes correctly and therefore underestimate the oxygen loss of the oceans. Graphic: Rita Erven/GEOMAR

Further Drivers of Ocean Deoxygenation identified

11 June 2018 / Kiel. Measurements as well as model calculations equally show that the oxygen inventory of the oceans is decreasing. However, the models underestimate this decrease significantly making projections into the future problematic. In a study published today in the international journal Na...

Participants of the summe school on the island of Fogo. Photo: Aali Masoud.

Life on the volcano

08 June 2018 / Mindelo. The base of life in Cabo Verde is fiery hot - Volcanoes form the archipelago of nine inhabited and numerous uninhabited islands in the tropical Atlantic. The magmatic processes created the home for plankton, fish and many other marine organisms living on island slopes. The pe...



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Weather of Kiel at 09:20


Measuring Point Institute

Air temperature: 14,6°C
Water temperature: 15,3°C
Wind direction: 277°, W
Wind speed: 3,30 m/s

Measuring Point Light House

Air temperature: 13,9°C
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Wind direction: 280°, W
Wind speed: 6,36 m/s