The Baltic Sea can be regarded as a model area for changes in the world ocean. Graphics: Christoph Kersten, GEOMAR.

The Baltic Sea as a Time Machine

09 May 2018 / Kiel. Warming, acidification, eutrophication, and the loss of oxygen - these are just a few examples of major changes being observed or expected for the future in coastal zones of oceans around the world. These processes are occurring in the Baltic Sea at a much faster pace than in oth...

A scientific diver investigates old ammunition in the Baltic Sea. Photo: Christian Howe,

Effects of Munitions in the Seas only partially known

30 April 2018 / Kiel. More than 70 years after the end of the Second World War, countless pieces of ammunition from this time are still lying – and corroding – in all oceans. Once the casings are damaged, the explosives can release toxic substances into the seawater. A new review study, published by...

Schematic Diagram. Source: AtlantOS Projekt.

Ocean Observations in the Atlantic

18 April 2018/Kiel. The EU Horizon 2020 project AtlantOS, which is coordinated by GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, just finalized a video to explain the value of integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing for societal benefit. AtlantOS aims to improve ocean observing by strengthe...

Official group photo from the visit of the President of Cape Verde Jorge Carlos Fonseca (5. f.r.) to the sovereign of Monaco, Prince Albert II.(7. f.r.). Photo: Michel Dagnino.

High-level meeting during Monaco Ocean Week

16 April 2018 / Monaco / Kiel. During a high-level side event of the “Monaco Ocean Week”, an international conference on marine conservation and preservation, representatives of GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Monaco and the Cape Verde Islands agreed on a closer cooperation. This wa...



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Weather of Kiel at 06:00


Measuring Point Institute

Air temperature: 11,6°C
Water temperature: 11,7°C
Wind direction: 30°, NNE
Wind speed: 2,20 m/s

Measuring Point Light House

Air temperature: 13,0°C
Water temperature: 1,0°C
Wind direction: 85°, E
Wind speed: 6,85 m/s