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

The participants of the expedition SO267 and the research vessel SONNE shortly before leaving the port of Suva (Fiji). Photo: Philipp Brandl + Nico Augustin/GEOMAR
10.12.2018

Christmas in the Western Pacific

Kiel Marine Scientists investigate the birthplace of a continent with RV SONNE

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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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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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