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

A cruise ship is moored on the quay

Cruise Ship as Data Collector

Helmholtz Innovation Platform and HX Hurtigruten Expeditions Try New Approaches in Ocean Observation

A large research vessel at sea

Above and Below Water: Understanding Human Impact on the Bay of Bengal

SONNE Expedition SO305 Creates First Comprehensive Dataset on Biogeochemistry

Deployment of a plankton net from research vessel ALKOR during a fisheries biology expedition in the Baltic Sea.

Towards a healthier Baltic Sea

GEOMAR statement on the new Baltic Sea protection plan