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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Map of the North Sea with the two dam projects. From Groeskamp / Kjellsson, 2020).
 

Gigantic dam to protect North Sea countries

Scientists propose damming of the North Sea

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Image of the Congo estuary taken by Landsat 8 satellite on 2 March 2015 Photo: NASA/USGS
 

The Congo is a Major Source of Iron for the Southeast Atlantic

Study shows surprisingly high fertilisation of the ocean

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