The participants of the expedition SO267 and the research vessel SONNE shortly before leaving the port of Suva (Fiji). Photo: Philipp Brandl + Nico Augustin/GEOMAR

Christmas in the Western Pacific

10 December 2018 / Kiel, Suva. What are the processes involved in the formation of new earth crust in the oceans? When and how are metal deposits formed? In order to answer these questions, a multidisciplinary group of scientists conducts an expedition with the German research vessel SONNE to the La...

Sources and sinks of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Due to anthropogenic activities, more carbon dioxide enters the atmosphere than can be bound in the ocean or other natural sinks. In order to calculate the global carbon budget, data on the carbon dioxide uptake of the ocean are necessary. The GEOMAR contributes to this with long-term measurement series. Source: Global Carbon Budget 2018 (CC BY 4.0)

Global carbon dioxide emissions continue to rise in 2018

06 December 2018/Katowice, Kiel. In the Paris Climate Agreement, the international community agreed to limit global warming by 2100 to well below two degrees. To achieve this goal a rapid reduction in greenhouse gas emissions is needed. However, the trend in emissions is increasing. This week the Gl...

The south Atlantic 59 million years ago. Grafik: Graphic: Sietske Batenburg

How the Atlantic Ocean became Part of the Global Circulation

23 November 2018/Oxford, Frankfurt, Kiel. A team of scientists, led by Dr Sietske Batenburg at the University of Oxford’s Department of Earth Sciences, in close collaboration with  the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and other German and UK institutions, have discovered that the...

Signing of the Cooperation Agreement between EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas (right), and Deputy Prime Minister of Cape Verde, Olavo Correira (l). Photo: Edson Silva Delgado

The European Union and the Republic of Cape Verde cooperate more closely in the Marine Research

22 November 2018/Mindelo/Kiel. For almost a year, the Ocean Science Centre Mindelo (OSCM) has been serving as a base, hub and training centre for marine research in the Eastern Tropical Atlantic and West Africa. Yesterday, at the OSCM, which is jointly operated by the GEOMAR Helmholtz Cent...



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Weather of Kiel at 20:52


Measuring Point Institute

Air temperature: 4,9°C
Water temperature: 5,3°C
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Measuring Point Light House

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