Zostera marina (seaweed) in one of the 12 experimental chambers of the Kiel Outdoor Benthocosms during the long-term experiment on impact of heatwaves on coastal ecosystem. Photo: Christian Pansch / GEOMAR (CC BY 4.0)

Heat waves can change coastal ecosystems

Long-term study shows effects of short-term extreme events

Global maps of species richness (left) and speciation rate (right). After Rabosky et al., 2018).

A cold paradox:

Not warm coral reefs but icy polar seas are centres of species formation for marine fishes

A mooring is being deployed. For several years, its sensors will obtain data from different layers of the ocean. Photo: Michael Schneider / RV METEOR

Long-term Ocean Observation needed

12th Meeting of the International OceanSITES Consortium at GEOMAR

The Arctic is currently warming at more than double the rate of other parts of the ocean. What are the consequences? British and German scientists join forces to tackle this question . Photo: Georgi Laukert/GEOMAR (CC BY 4.0)

UK and Germany join forces to fund crucial Arctic science

GEOMAR coordinates new projects on traces gases and microorganisms in the Arctic Ocean

The Yachts of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017/18 on the last leg of the race. The yachts "Turn the Tide on Plastic" and "AkzoNobel" had already collected a lot of valuable data. Photo: Ainhoa ​​Sanches / Volvo Ocean Race

Microplastics are even found at Point Nemo

Volvo Ocean Race has delivered valuable data for marine science

RV ALKOR awaits many visitors during Open Ship on 22 June. Photo: Sarah Kaehlert/GEOMAR

From the Baltic sea to the South sea

Kiel marine sciences present global research at the Kiel Week

Mussels of the species Perna perna originally live in Europe, Africa and South America, but have invaded North American waters. As part of the global GAME experiment, they were examined in Brazil Photo: Felipe Ribeiro

Travel Stress can Train Bioinvaders

International study identifies a new potential driver of invasion success in marine species