After servicing the OBS, the team of expedition SO244 of the German research vessel SONNE re-deploys an ocean bottom seismometer off the coast of northern Chile. Photo: Jan Steffen/GEOMAR
GEOMAR scientists publish unique data set on the northern Chilean subduction zone
A bleached reef-building coral of the genus Porites. These coral species are important builders of most reefs in the entire Indo-Pacific region. Due to increasingly prolonged heat waves and more extreme temperatures, corals and thus marine ecosystems in the tropics are already on the verge of collapse. Photo: A. Roik
Probiotic approaches could protect corals against heat stress
The new deep-sea rover PANTA RHEI during its first sea trials in the Baltic Sea. Photo: Florian Huber
DSR PANTA RHEI completed first trials in the Baltic Sea
Deep-sea shrimp with a pyrosome on the sea floor. Photo: JAGO Team, GEOMAR.
New study led by GEOMAR provides fascinating insight into a largely unknown marine life form


Co-author Anne Osborne and her colleague Simon Jost work on a sediment core aboard the RV PELAGIA. Photo: W. Brückmann/GEOMAR

Past river activity in northern Africa reveals multiple Sahara greenings

Sediment cores provide a glimpse into the past of one of the most arid regions on earth

The invasive red seaweed Agarophyton vermiculophyllum at the collection site in California. Photo: S. Krueger-Hadfield

Flexibility favours invasions

- Why picky seaweeds are poor invaders -

Three men and two women stand with distances in the foyer of GEOMAR at Düsternbrooker Weg

Chamber of Industry and Commerce awards two GEOMAR trainees as best in Schleswig-Holstein

All GEOMAR’s chemistry laboratory assistant trainees achieve very good marks in their final exam

Pure culture of the red yeast Rhodotorula mucilaginosa isolated from deep-sea sediment samples of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Photo: L. Büdenbender, GEOMAR.

On the trail of active ingredients from marine yeasts

Red yeast from deep-sea sediment shows anticancer and antibacterial properties

Schematic diagram of the workflow from the discovery of a marine substance to the development of a new drug. From Sigward et al.

Call for action to explore marine biological resources for discovery of new medicines

International team appeals for long-term financial support and strategy to study the potential of marine organisms as life-saving pharmaceuticals

Groundwater seepage during a spring tide at Wailupe Beach Park beach on Oahu, Hawaii, USA. Photo: Jenny Bernier.

Groundwater influences the chemistry of the ocean

Study corrects previous view about element transport into the sea

World map with different sized blue circles along all continental margins. The blue circles indicate offshore groundwater deposits.

Will drinking water soon come from the seabed?

New overview study shows potential of global offshore groundwater resources

[Translate to English:] Beobachtete und projizierte Temperaturänderung. Quelle: IPCC.

1.5 Degree Goal: our Carbon Budget is shrinking?

International research consortium publishes new estimates

Prof. Dr. Lisa Beal during the "Marie Tharp Lecture". Photo: Nikolas Linke/GEOMAR

Western border currents in climate change

Prof. Dr. Lisa Beal holds the 29th Marie Tharp Lecture at GEOMAR