Ammunition on the Baltic seabed. Photo: GEOMAR.
Marine researchers step up activities for underwater munitions detection and disposal
Map of the eastern, tropical North Atlantic with the route of the meteor (Fig. 2) from 13 to 15 September 2015 (black line). The sea surface temperatures of 14 September 2015 are shown in colour, the arrows indicate the direction and strength of the wind at that time. The turbulence measurements with the microstructure probe (image 3) are marked by the light blue diamonds and the position of the PIRATA buoy (image 4) is marked by the light blue star.
Why the ocean in the tropics is often colder than expected
On the basis of investigations directly on the seafloor it was possible to determine the amount of escaping gas. Photo: ROV team/GEOMAR
Stricter guidelines for handling of abandoned wells recommended
Waves in the North Atlantic. Photo: Arne Körtzinger/GEOMAR
A study from Kiel reveals potential and mechanisms



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Helmholtz Climate Initiative starts new website

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

Schematic Diagram of the FOCI Model System. Graphics: C. Kersten, GEOMAR.

New opportunities for ocean and climate modelling

GEOMAR introduces flexible and modular system FOCI

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

A man and a woman in working clothes stand on the deck of the research vessel ALKOR at dusk. Photo: Jan Dierking/GEOMAR

Towards Gender Equality in Marine Sciences

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

Mobilizing the ocean for climate protection

GEOMAR coordinates research project on ocean-based negative emissions technologies

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

Dr. Mengis visiting the Mauna Loa CO2 station in Hawaii. Photo: E. Frenken.

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