A specimen of the atlantic squid Sthenoteuthis pteropus. Photo: Solvin Zankl, www.solvinzankl.com

Squid as links within and between foodwebs

New details published on the role of squids in the oceanic food web and carbon cycle

Prof. Peter Herzig (5th from left) und Bjørn Jalving (4th from left) with representatives of Kongsberg Maritime and GEOMAR. Photo: J. Steffen, GEOMAR

GEOMAR and Kongsberg want to strengthen their Collaboration

The focus, as defined in the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding, is on developments in the field of environmental monitoring and underwater sensor technology.

The Nazca plate moves eastwards with a rate of 6.6 cm per year. Off the Chilean coast it collides with the South American plate and is submerged beneath it. In this process, strains build up between the plates - until they break and the earth trembles. Image reproduced from the GEBCO world map 2014, www.gebco.net

Residual Strain despite Mega Earthquake

Even the strongest quake ever measured left energy for successors

The "Turn the Tide on Plastic" on its way to the Southern Ocean. Photo: Jeremie Lecaudey/Volvo Ocean Race

Round-the-World Regatta: Science wins

GEOMAR equips Volvo Ocean Race yacht with sensors for ocean observations

Participants of the 3rd General Assembly of the AtlantOS project. Photo: Anja Reitz, GEOMAR

Third AtlantOS General Assembly meets in Gran Canaria

150 experts discuss innovative observation strategies for the Atlantic ocean

Prof. Dr. Karin Lochte during her Marie-Tharp Lecture at GEOMAR. Photo. M. Nehir, GEOMAR.

Ice Melt in the Polar Seas

Dr. hc Karin Lochte held the 21st Marie-Tharp Lecture for Ocean Research at the GEOMAR

The FS Meteor sailing through the South Atlantic. The equipment being towed on the left is a water sampler, connected to a ‘clean air’ laboratory on the deck of the ship, used to collect water for the experiments without contamination. Photo: Angela Stippkugel, GEOMAR

A Nutrient Mix Makes Phytoplankton Thrive

New Nature study provides experimental evidence for widespread nutrient co-limitation

In several long-term experiments with the KOSMOS mescosms, the BIOACID members have investigated the impact of ocean acidification on marine oceosystems. Photo: Maike Nicolai, GEOMAR (CC BY 4.0)

A strong case for limiting climate change

BIOACID concludes after eight years of extensive research on ocean acidification

The habitat formed by manganese nodules is home to specific sessile and mobile fauna. Photo: ROV-Team, GEOMAR (CC BY 4.0)

Deep-Sea Mining: Transparent Environmental Management Needed

Final meeting of the European research project “MiningImpact” at the NHM London

The Underwater Vision Profiler during a trial in the Kiel Fjord. The UVP provided crucial data for the new study. Photo: Rainer Kiko, GEOMAR

Marine Snowfall at the Equator

GEOMAR team publishes a detailed picture of the biological particle flow into the deep sea along the equator