1. Main research topics

  2. The role of the oceans
    in climate change

  3. Human impact on
    marine ecosystems

  4. Marine resources

  5. Marine hazards

Overview

 GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is one of the leading marine science institutions in Europe. GEOMAR investigates the chemical, physical, biological, and geological processes in the oceans, as well as their interactions with the seafloor and the atmosphere.

Research at GEOMAR is organized in four Research Divisions: Ocean Circulation and Climate DynamicsMarine BiogeochemistryMarine Ecology and Dynamics of the Ocean Floor. In cooperation with the University of Kiel, GEOMAR also runs the “Future Ocean” Cluster of Excellence and the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) “Biogeochemistry Interactions in the Tropical Ocean” (SFB 754) and a number of projects focusing on applied questions.

In the framework of the programme-oriented research funding of the Helmholtz Association GEOMAR is contributing to the research division "Earth and Environment" with the programme "OCEANS" and a contribution to the programme "Geosystem - The changing Earth" of the German Research Centre for Geosciences. These programmes have a duration of five years, starting 2014.

 

 

Research News

[Translate to English:] Wissenschaftliche Geräte auf dem Arbeitsdeck von RV SONNE. Foto: Steffen Niemann.
05.04.2019

Manganese nodules: desired mineral resource and important habitat

The JPI Ocean project MiningImpact investigates deep-sea ecosystems in the central Pacific Ocean

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View on the Eastern South Pacific during the expedition M91 with research vessel METEOR. Researchers from GEOMAR were able to determine dissolved hydroxylamine in water samples from numerous stations. These measurements provide indications where nitrification occurs. Photo: Kerstin Nachtigall/GEOMAR
26.03.2019

Tracing the Process of Nitrous Oxide Formation in the Ocean

First hydroxylamine measurements in the open ocean conducted by GEOMAR team

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Expeditions

Information about current and past expeditions by GEOMAR can be found here.

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Meetings

Information about scientific seminars and meetings at GEOMAR can be found following the link below.

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Publications

Information about recent publications can be found following the link below.

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