AUV ABYSS images from the Pacific seafloor 10, 7.5, and 4 meters away. The upper two images show a stationary lander, also an autonomous underwater device The images c to f show manganese nodules recognizable as dark points on the seabed. Photo: AUV-Team/GEOMAR

Understanding deep-sea images with artificial intelligence

10.09.2018/Kiel. More and more data and images are generated during ocean research. In order to be able to evaluate the image data scientifically, automated procedures are necessary. Together with GEOMAR data management, researchers at GEOMAR have now developed a standardized workflow for sustainabl...

On the last day of the OceanDeoxygenation conference, Prof. Dr. Andreas Oschlies, spokesperson of the SFB754, presents the 'Kiel Declaration'. Photo: Waldimir Haase/GEOMAR

Urgent appeal for more marine and climate protection

September 7, 2018 / Kiel. This week, more than 300 scientists from 33 countries met in Kiel at an international conference to discuss the decline of oxygen in the ocean, the causes and the consequences. At the conclusion of the conference, the scientists now published a haunting appeal, the "Kiel De...

Representatives of the Fishbase consortium in Kiel. Photo: Jan Steffen/GEOMAR

FishBase consortium meets in Kiel

7 September 2018/Kiel. More than 34,000 species, 300,000 colloquial and technical names and almost 60,000 photos - FishBase is the largest information portal on marine and freshwater fish worldwide. The constantly expanded and updated database, which has existed since 1995, is popular with researche...

Global map of oxygen distribution at 300-500m water depth in the world ocean. Source: GEOMAR.

Oceanic oxygen levels are declining

September 3, 2018 / Kiel. For more than 10 years, scientists from Kiel University and the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel have been working on physical, biological and chemical processes in the tropical ocean. The Collaborative Research Centre 754 "Climate Biogeochemical Interactions...



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