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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Met at the news OSCM (from left to right): Robert Calcagno, Directeur général de l’Institut Océanographique de Monaco, Carlos Évora, Director Nacional de Economia Marítima of the Republic of Cape Verde, Astrigilda Silveira, Vice-Rector of theUniversidade de Cabo Verde, Osvaldina Silva, President of the INDP, HSH Albert II. of Monaco, Peter Herzig, Director of GEOMAR.Photo: Andreas Villwock, GEOMAR

Kiel Marine Scientists welcome H.S.H. Prince Albert II. to Cape Verde

Sovereign of Monaco presents a three-year research project at GEOMAR’s Ocean Science Centre Mindelo

Pipefish in an aquarium. Photo: Uli Kunz, www.kunzgalerie.de.

The riddle of male pregnancy

GEOMAR scientist awarded with a European Research Council Starting Grant