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

Martin Visbeck releasing a float in the tropical Atlantic. Photo: GEOMAR.

Henry Stommel Research Medal for Martin Visbeck

High honors for German Oceanographer

Algae farm in Rongcheng (China). Photo: Florian Weinberger/GEOMAR

Biological plant protection in seaweed cultivation

Diseases can be effectively controlled without chemicals

The upwelling system in the Humboldt Current off the coast of Peru is one of the most productive in the world. With the Kiel offshore mesocosm system KOSMOS, the CUSCO project aims to gain new insights into its functioning. Photo: Ulf Riebesell/GEOMAR.

Research on the ocean’s most productive areas

Three new projects will investigate upwelling areas off Africa and South America

Commercial trawling (left) and catches of elasmobranch (right) outside and inside of protected areas. Graphics: M. Dureuil, Dalhousie Univ.

Marine Protected Areas not safe

Bottom trawling endangers many species

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

Christmas in the Western Pacific

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

A diver next to a mesocosm off the coast of Gran Canaria. Photo: Michael Sswat/GEOMAR (CC BY 4.0)

Ocean acidification stimulates mass development of toxic algae

Long-term experiment reveals disruption of the pelagic food web under high CO2 conditions

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

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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