Archive 2023

Thin section from a rock sample from the Conical Seamount off Papua New Guinea recovered during a SONNE expedition in 2002.

Happy Holidays and a Peaceful and Prosperous New Year!

Season’s Greetings of GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

A decorated Christmas tree and four nicely set tables in the low mess hall aboard a ship.

Greetings from afar: Celebrating Christmas on board

GEOMAR researchers spend the festive season in the service of science at sea

A metal gripper arm grips a piece of rock on the seabed

Hydrothermal Mercury – the natural story of a contaminant

Human influences are responsible for the majority of mercury pollution in the ocean

Übergabe der Nachwuchspreise der Prof. Dr. Werner Petersen-Stiftung.

Fostering excellent early-career research

Prof. Dr Werner Petersen Foundation awards prizes for very good doctoral theses and outstanding commitment to knowledge transfer as well as exchange scholarships

The North Atlantic Carbon Observatory event at the COP28 Ocean Pavilion. Photo: private

Making waves for the ocean

GEOMAR researchers presented and discussed key aspects of marine science at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Dubai

A woman on board a research vessel measures a small fish.

Christmas dinner: Only "good fish" on the table

Research institutes, environmental organisations and consumer advice centres update the joint "Good Fish" list for conscious fish shopping

A picture of Europe as seen from space

Key to predicting heat events in Central Europe

GEOMAR study on atmospheric patterns and sea surface temperatures

Two zooplankton species

Adapting to hypoxia: Zooplankton influence the efficiency of the biological carbon pump in the Humboldt Current off Peru

New study sheds light on the role of ecological adaptations in the marine carbon cycle

A conference room with an audience, a man stands at the front of the screen and speaks

Holistic Perspectives on Coastal Upwelling Systems

First interdisciplinary Kiel symposium on upwelling organised by GEOMAR and Kiel University

Methanhydrate sample. Photo: GEOMAR

Climate change could trigger methane release from the deep ocean

New research has shown that methane trapped under the ocean is vulnerable to climate change and could be released into the ocean