Ocean Research

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 the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel are working all over the world to reveal the secrets of the ocean and to answer the arising questions.

The research at GEOMAR can also be summarized by four major topics: 1. The role of the oceans in climate change, 2. Human impact on marine ecosystems, 3. Marine Resources, 4. Plate tectonics and marine hazards.

On these pages you will find interesting facts and exciting stories about their research. If you're interested in a particular topic please choose from menu on the left.

New stories

A Sea otter. Photo: J. Tomoleoni
11.09.2020

Sea otter protection could mitigate consequences of climate change

Limestone-dating at GEOMAR supports complex ecosystem study in Alaska

Asia as a Digital Earth simulation.
11.09.2020

Special Award for ‘Digital Earth’ at the ‘Digital Leader Awards’

Helmholtz project receives award for innovative geo and environmental research

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