Bladder wrack. Photo: Larissa Büdenbender
GEOMAR research group successfully applies bioinformatics methods and machine learning in marine drug discovery
Schematic Diagram of the FOCI Model System. Graphics: C. Kersten, GEOMAR.
GEOMAR introduces flexible and modular system FOCI
A man and a woman in working clothes stand on the deck of the research vessel ALKOR at dusk. Photo: Jan Dierking/GEOMAR
The Baltic Gender project presents new means and tested approaches
Next to a mescocosmo a diver sinks in clear blue water into the depths. Photo: Michael Sswat/GEOMAR
GEOMAR coordinates research project on ocean-based negative emissions technologies



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Screenshot Helmholtz Climate Initiative

Helmholtz Climate Initiative starts new website

Articles, background knowledge, fact sheets, and much more on the current state of climate research

By means of hydroacoustic seafloor mapping Senckenberg and GEOMAR researchers have found out that the seafloor in the Atlantic Ocean is much more diverse than previously assumed. Photo: Senckenberg

"Hard Rock" in the deep sea

The road to deciphering biodiversity on the seabed is stonier than previously assumed

Transmission electron microscope image of an unknown bacterium that lives exclusively in marine sponges. Sponge symbionts cannot yet be cultivated and can only be given a provisional name according to the current codex. Photo: Dr. Martin Jahn (GEOMAR)

Call for a new order in Microbiology

International consortium of scientists proposes new naming system for uncultivated bacteria and archaea

Schematic diagram to Ocean & Human Health. From Franke et. al., 2020.

What's good for the oceans is good for humans

Healthy oceans - important basis for many processes on Earth

Curd box next to manganese nodules at a water depth of more than 4000 metres in the so-called DISCOL area (South-East Pacific). Photo: ROV Team/GEOMAR

Plastic in the deep sea: Virtually unaltered after a quarter of a century

First long-term study on plastic degradation in a water depth of more than 4000 meter

Schematic climate foodprint for land use and fossil fuels. Graphics: N. Mengis, GEOMAR.

Limiting global warming - increasing importance of non-fossil greenhouse gases 

Sampling of the fjord surface water with the research vessel POLARFUCHS. Photo: Jens Klimmeck/GEOMAR

Rainwater flushes microplastics into the Kiel Fjord

First long-term study on microplastic distribution in surface water published

Shipping is the most important means of transport in international trade. Although ships produce fewer emissions per tonne of freight transported than trucks or freight trains, the extensive transport of goods by sea has far-reaching environmental consequences. The project ShipTRASE investigates the effects of global shipping on the ocean and society. Photo: Andreas Villwock

Reduce ship emissions - but how?

Transdisciplinary research project investigates effects of shipping

Prof. Dr. Katja Matthes. Photo: Jan Steffen, GEOMAR

Leadership Change at GEOMAR

Prof. Dr. Katja Matthes becomes the first Female Scientific Director of GEOMAR