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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RV ALKOR awaits many visitors during Open Ship on 22 June. Photo: Sarah Kaehlert/GEOMAR
 

From the Baltic sea to the South sea

Kiel marine sciences present global research at the Kiel Week

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Mussels of the species Perna perna originally live in Europe, Africa and South America, but have invaded North American waters. As part of the global GAME experiment, they were examined in Brazil Photo: Felipe Ribeiro
 

Travel Stress can Train Bioinvaders

International study identifies a new potential driver of invasion success in marine species

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