An approved team for ocean research: the German research vessel MARIA S. MERIAN and the submersible JAGO. Photo: JAGO-Team, GEOMAR

Are Methane Hydrates Dissolving?

Examining gas outlets off the coast of Spitsbergen with the submersible JAGO

Water sample on research vessel METEOR. These water samples are used to estimate the dinitrogen fixation in the ocean. Photo: K. Nachtigall, GEOMAR

How much nitrogen is fixed in the ocean?

Research study in “Nature” confirms improved method by marine scientists from Kiel

Simulated spreading of the contaminated Fukushima waters in summer 2012, 16 months after the nuclear disaster.

Fukushima - The fate of contaminated waters

Fast mixing due to oceanic eddies


How does the Earth’s material recycling work?

The Kiel Collaborative Research Center 574 ends after eleven years

[Translate to English:] Um Fangquoten festzulegen, die langfristig den größtmöglichen Ertrag bringen können, waren bisher aufwendige Forschungen wie hier bei einer fischereibiologischen Ausfahrt des Forschungsschiffes ALKOR im März 2012 nötig. Dr. Rainer Froese und Dr. Steven Martell stellen jetzt eine Methode vor, die auf einfach zugängliche Daten zurückgreift. Foto: M. Nicolai, GEOMAR

A shortcut to sustainable fisheries

Biologists from Kiel and Vancouver present a simple way to estimate Maximum Sustainable Yield

Deep-sea research with state-of-the-art underwater technology, the ROV Kiel 6000. Photo: B. Grundmann, Copyright: GEOMAR.

Further Top Level Support for Kiel Marine Sciences

Continuation of the Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean” granted

The Apoyo Caldera in Nicaragua was the site of a major volcanic eruption 24,500 years ago. New research suggests the eruption, and others like it, could have released gases that temporarily depleted the ozone layer. Photo: S. Kutterolf, GEOMAR

Volcanic gases could deplete ozone layer

GEOMAR meteorologist presents new research at AGU Conference in Iceland

The average Sea Surface Temperatures (SST) of the modern northern Atlantic and the Norwegian Sea. The map clearly shows the heat transport into the high latitudes. Graphic: H. Bauch, AdW Mainz/GEOMAR

Warm Climate - Cold Arctic?

The Eemian is a poor analogue for current climate change


Does climate change stimulate blue-green algae blooms in the baltic?

SOPRAN analyses the reactions of cyanobacteria to ocean acidification in a field experiment