Since seven years the World Ocean Review series is very popular. Photo: Jolan Kieschke.

Coasts – A Vital Habitat Under Pressure

16. November 2017/Berlin/Kiel. Maribus gGmbH, the Consortium of German Marine Research and the Cluster of Excellence »Fu-ture Ocean« are taking on the crucial habitat of the coast in the new »World Ocean Review 5« which covers a large range of topics from the fight against natural threats to coastal...

Comb jelly (Mnemiopsis leidyi). Photo: C. Jaspers, GEOMAR.

Fast reproduction to sustain invasion success

16.11.2017/Kiel. The number of non-native species which are recorded in new habitats outside their natural range is steadily increasing worldwide. Even though thousands of species are transported around the global on a daily basis, only a minute fraction of these manages to establish and to displace...

Prof. Dr. Karin Lochte during her Marie-Tharp Lecture at GEOMAR. Photo. M. Nehir, GEOMAR.

Ice Melt in the Polar Seas

15 November 2017/Kiel. Long-term observations from the Arctic give a clear signal. Both the perennial sea ice in the Arctic and the ice sheets and glaciers are melting rapidly, even faster than predictive models of the IPCC. Thus, the summer sea ice cover in the Arctic shrank from about 7 million km...

Aerial view on the OSCM. Photo: E. Silva Delgado.

Ocean Science Centre Mindelo starts scientific operation

14 November 2017/Mindelo/Kiel. After almost three years of construction, the Ocean Science Centre Mindelo (OSCM) today (Nov. 14) has officially started its scientific operation. The international research and logistics station, which is operated jointly by the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Resea...



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Weather of Kiel at 01:40


Measuring Point Institute

Air temperature: 4,4°C
Water temperature: 9,2°C
Wind direction: 119°, ESE
Wind speed: 1,90 m/s

Measuring Point Light House

Air temperature: 4,7°C
Water temperature: 8,4°C
Wind direction: 155°, SSE
Wind speed: 4,15 m/s