Katherine Richardson during the Marie-Tharp lecture at the GEOMAR. Photo: Jan Steffen, GEOMAR

Phytoplankton in a warmer ocean

09.22.2017 / Kiel. Phytoplankton, made up of tiny single-celled organisms in the sea, contributes at least half the global primary production, providing half of the oxygen we need to breathe. Numerous studies indicate that primary production in the sea is changing due to climate change, which would ...

Met at the news OSCM (from left to right): Robert Calcagno, Directeur général de l’Institut Océanographique de Monaco, Carlos Évora, Director Nacional de Economia Marítima of the Republic of Cape Verde, Astrigilda Silveira, Vice-Rector of theUniversidade de Cabo Verde, Osvaldina Silva, President of the INDP, HSH Albert II. of Monaco, Peter Herzig, Director of GEOMAR.Photo: Andreas Villwock, GEOMAR

Kiel Marine Scientists welcome H.S.H. Prince Albert II. to Cape Verde

21 September 2017 / Mindelo. High-ranking visit at the new Ocean Science Centre Mindelo of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel on the Cape Verde Islands. H.S.H. Prince Albert II. of Monaco presents a three-year circumnavigation around the globe with the Monegasque research vessel YER...

Pipefish in an aquarium. Photo: Uli Kunz,

The riddle of male pregnancy

20 September 2017/Kiel. Cell division, laying eggs, viviparity – nature knows different ways to reproduction. A unique one is that of seahorses and pipefishes. In this fish family the males bear the offspring until birth. What male pregnancy can tell us about the evolution of sex roles and parental ...

The Helmholtz Association is setting up a flexible, mobile measuring system for Earth observation. @ESKP

In the right place at the right time

13 September 2017/Leipzig, Kiel. Over the next five years, nine research centres of the Helmholtz Association will collaborate to create a flexible, mobile measuring system for Earth observation: MOSES – Modular Observation Solutions for Earth Systems. Researchers will use this system to investigate...



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Weather of Kiel at 10:48


Measuring Point Institute

Air temperature: 14,7°C
Water temperature: 15,0°C
Wind direction: 93°, E
Wind speed: 5,35 m/s

Measuring Point Light House

Air temperature: 14,7°C
Water temperature: 15,3°C
Wind direction: 96°, E
Wind speed: 11,34 m/s