Press releases

Below you find current press releases of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Reseach Kiel. Older press releases of GEOMAR and the predecessor  IFM-GEOMAR you find on the archive pages of the the years 2017, 2016 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012201120102009 and 2008.

Current press releases

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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In spring 2016, a team from GEOMAR and Kiel University on board the research vessel POSEIDON installed the GeoSEA transponders on the eastern flank of Mount Etna. Photo: Felix Gross (CC BY 4.0)
10.10.2018

GeoSEA array records sliding of Mount Etna’s southeastern flank

Volcano flank moves under water – Tsunami is a possible consequence

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Schematic of submarine aquifers. Graphics: B. Weymer, GEOMAR.
25.09.2018

Search for Groundwater in the Ocean

New German-Maltese Research Project started

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Manganese nodules in the Clarion Clipperton Zone in more than 4000 metres depth.  In a few years some countries could apply to the International Seabed Authority for a mining licence in the CCZ. Photo: ROV-Team/GEOMAR (CC BY 4.0)
24.09.2018

Deep-sea Mining: Research on Risks and Environmental Impacts Continues

The 2nd phase of the JPI Oceans project "MiningImpact" has started

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AUV ABYSS images from the Pacific seafloor 10, 7.5, and 4 meters away. The upper two images show a stationary lander, also an autonomous underwater device The images c to f show manganese nodules recognizable as dark points on the seabed. Photo: AUV-Team/GEOMAR
10.09.2018

Understanding deep-sea images with artificial intelligence

GEOMAR research team develops new workflow for image analysis

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On the last day of the OceanDeoxygenation conference, Prof. Dr. Andreas Oschlies, spokesperson of the SFB754, presents the 'Kiel Declaration'. Photo: Waldimir Haase/GEOMAR
07.09.2018

Urgent appeal for more marine and climate protection

Marine scientists publish "Kiel Declaration"

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