GEOMAR image database

Welcome to the public image database of GEOMAR !

Search the image database of GEOMAR for pictures of our research or of recent events. You can use them for applications such as powerpoint presentations or print products. GEOMAR has published the images in the public image database under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence. They can be used freely given the regarding copyright annotation which are provided in the metadata. The copyright annotation has the following form: [name of the photographer]/GEOMAR (CC-BY 4.0). Further information about terms of use you can find here:

A brief introduction how to use the database can be found here (currently on German, only)

In case of any problems or missing pictures please feel free to contact presse(at)

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  • GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
    Wischhofstr. 1-3
    24148 Kiel
    Phone: +49 431 600-2809
    Fax: +49 431 600-132809
    e-mail: presse(at)