Ships and Technology

On their expeditions with various research vessels, marine researchers use a wide variety of equipment to collect samples and information to answer physical, chemical, biological and geological questions. Autonomous underwater vehicles and measuring instruments roam the ocean and send data to the shore, where they are processed in real time. Moorings continuously record changes at key locations in the middle of the ocean. GEOMAR brings together expertise from different scientific and technical fields to keep equipment for marine research at the state-of-the-art and to develop innovations.



News about Ships and Technology

View at sunset from the research vessel SONNE

Gaining a better understanding of earthquakes and potential risks

Research expedition SONNE294 investigates precise processes in earthquake-relevant zone off the U.S. West Coast.

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Getting a better understanding of the influence of eddies in the ocean

Last of three ship expeditions launched in upwelling area off West Africa


How does light pollution affect mussels around the world?

This year’s GAME experiments focus on important filter feeders along our coasts