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Sources and sinks of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Due to anthropogenic activities, more carbon dioxide enters the atmosphere than can be bound in the ocean or other natural sinks. In order to calculate the global carbon budget, data on the carbon dioxide uptake of the ocean are necessary. The GEOMAR contributes to this with long-term measurement series. Source: Global Carbon Budget 2018 (CC BY 4.0)
06.12.2018

Global carbon dioxide emissions continue to rise in 2018

GEOMAR contributes long-term measurement to the "Global Carbon Budget 2018" report

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The south Atlantic 59 million years ago. Grafik: Graphic: Sietske Batenburg
23.11.2018

How the Atlantic Ocean became Part of the Global Circulation

Scientists discover an important climatic tipping point

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Signing of the Cooperation Agreement between EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas (right), and Deputy Prime Minister of Cape Verde, Olavo Correira (l). Photo: Edson Silva Delgado
26.11.2018

The European Union and the Republic of Cape Verde cooperate more closely in the Marine Research

Representatives of the EU Commission and the Cape Verdean government sign agreement at the Ocean Science Centre Mindelo

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[Translate to English:] Prof. Dr. Katja Fennel from Dalhousie University in Halifax (Canada) held the 25th Marie-Tharp Lecture at GEOMAR. Photo: Jan Steffen/GEOMAR
21.11.2018

GEOMAR Women's Executive Board Lecture Series Celebrates Anniversary

25th Marie-Tharp-Lecture with Prof. Dr. Katja Fennel of Dalhousie University Halifax

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A diver next to a mesocosm off the coast of Gran Canaria. Photo: Michael Sswat/GEOMAR (CC BY 4.0)
19.11.2018

Ocean acidification stimulates mass development of toxic algae

Long-term experiment reveals disruption of the pelagic food web under high CO2 conditions

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The graph shows precipitation (minus evaporation) over the Indian Ocean from June to August. The points mark the places of origin of previously used climate archives. The two points in the Andaman Sea mark the new sediment cores that have been used for the first time. Graphic: Daniel Gebregiorgis
08.11.2018

One million years of precipitation history of the monsoon reconstructed

Sediment cores allow new insights into the mechanisms of this climate phenomenon

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Dr. Ulf Kämpfer, mayor of Kiel, Volker Rieke (Federal Ministry for Education and Research), Schleswig-Holstein's minister for the environment Jan Philipp Albrecht, GEOMAR director Professor Peter Herzig and Dr. Cornel Wisskirchen (Deutsche Bank) congratulate Karmenu Vella (2. v. r.). Photo: Jan Steffen/GEOMAR
05.11.2018

German Ocean Award for Karmenu Vella

EU Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries receives prestigious prize

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