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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Visualization of "Volcano F" using older bathymetric data. Graphic: Philipp Brandl/GEOMAR
 

Volcano F is the Origin of the Floating Stones

GEOMAR researchers publish study on pumice raft in the Southwest Pacific

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Project coordinator Dr. Toste Tanhua at the kick-off meeting at RBINS in Brussels. Photo: Michael Chia
 

EuroSea: Gathering more Knowledge for a sustainable Use of the Ocean

A new EU project funded with 12m Euros will provide new insight into making ocean observation more efficient

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