Prof. Ulf Riebesell awarded with European Research Council grant

Innovative project assesses benefits and risks of forced deep-water upwelling

An unicellular organismn of the species Thalassicolla caerulea. Photo: Tristan Biard

Giant Protozoa are the Secret Stars of the Ocean

French-German publication in Nature magazine, reveals new insights into the composition of the zooplankton

Simulated summertime (June-August) average temperature changes in 536 CE due to the stratospheric aerosol cloud resulting from an unknown volcanic eruption reconstructed here based on contemporary written records and ice core sulfate measurements. The simulated temperature changes, ranging from 1-3 ° C over Europe, show good agreement with estimates from two tree-ring temperature  reconstructions based on trees in Northern Scandinavia. Graphic: Matt Toohey, GEOMAR

Two Volcanoes trigger Crises of the Late Antiquity

International team of climate researchers reconstructs global cooling in the reign of emperor Justinian

Iceberg off the coast of Svalbard. Photo: M. Nicolai, GEOMAR.

Origin of ancient ice ages in the Southern Hemisphere?

International scientific team finds vital new hints towards underlying mechanisms of glaciations in the deep ocean

Submarine eastern flank of the volcano Mount Etna in Sicily. Graphic: Felix Gross, CAU

Tsunami Danger at Mount Etna?

Kiel’s Marine Researchers Install New Measuring Network at the Foot of Europe’s Biggest Volcano

The new study reveals that the Richardson Seamount, the Meteor Seamount and the Orcadas Seamount once formed one volcanic island. Image reproduced from the GEBCO world map 2014, www.gebco.net

Volcanic Puzzle in the South Atlantic

Marine scientists from Kiel and Bremerhaven reconstruct the history of a dismembered seamount

An English ocean bottom seismometer on board RV POSEIDON. In May 2013 78 OBS were deployed off the coast of northern Spain. Photo: Dirk Klaeschen, GEOMAR

Faults control the amount of water into the Earth during continental breakup

New light has been shed on the processes by which ocean water enters the solid Earth during continental breakup.