Ocean Observation

Observational data from the ocean are of elementary importance for understanding the complex climate system of the present with its multilayered interactions between a multitude of components. They are also needed for quality control and as initial and boundary conditions for high-resolution climate simulations. At GEOMAR and its predecessor institutes, new measurement methods have been developed and data from all parts of the world ocean have been intensively collected and analyzed for more than 80 years. GEOMAR researchers maintain long-term observation stations such as moorings in the tropical and subpolar Atlantic, but also in Boknis Eck in the Eckernförde Bay, where one of the world's longest time series stations is operated.



Fotostory: The Evolution of Ocean Observation

Research News: Ocean Observation

Researchers and measuring isntruments

A „ship of opportunities“ tracking carbon dioxide in the ocean

ATLANTIC SAIL and GEOMAR support European long-term observation network

A map of the North Atlantic with colour-coded ocean currents

Winter storms over Labrador Sea influence Gulf Stream system

New study on Atlantic current variability published

Bow of a research vessel

Further research on climate change in the tropical Pacific needed

New GEOMAR study reports climate simulations to deviate from actual developments in the tropical Pacific and their significance for projections of the future climate