Research Topics of GEOMAR

Almost 70 percent of the earth’s surface is covered by water. However only a small part of the oceans has been investigated so far and every new discovery raises new questions. The scientists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel are working globally to reveal the secrets of the oceans and help to answer societal relevant questions with respect to our oceans.

GEOMAR's research can be summarised in three main topics: "Ocean and Climate", "Humans and Marine Ecosystems" and "Seafloor Hazards and Marine Ressources". Furthermore, the research of GEOMAR is embedded in the joint research programme "Changing Earth - Sustaining our Future" of the research division "Earth and Environment" of the Helmholtz Association.

  • 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)