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.

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Official group photo from the visit of the President of Cape Verde Jorge Carlos Fonseca (5. f.r.) to the sovereign of Monaco, Prince Albert II.(7. f.r.). Photo: Michel Dagnino.

High-level meeting during Monaco Ocean Week

GEOMAR intensifies cooperation with Monaco and Cape Verde

ater sampling in the Celtic Sea with a clean CTD System. Photo: D. Rusiecka, GEOMAR.

Anthropogenic lead still present in European Shelf Seas

Element measured in marine environment years after phasing out of leaded fuel