Having fun: Early career scientists of RD1. Photo: A. Villwock, GEOMAR.

What's your research about?

10 July 2018/Kiel. Early career scientists in Research Division Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics (RD1) of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel came together and shared their expertise and experiences to improve the communication between research groups.

Zostera marina (seaweed) in one of the 12 experimental chambers of the Kiel Outdoor Benthocosms during the long-term experiment on impact of heatwaves on coastal ecosystem. Photo: Christian Pansch / GEOMAR (CC BY 4.0)

Heat waves can change coastal ecosystems

06 July 2018 / Kiel. As a result of the ongoing climate change, oceanographic models predict an increase in extreme events such as heat waves. In a long-term experiment, in the Kiel Outdoor Benthocosm experimental facility, scientists at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel have found cle...

Global maps of species richness (left) and speciation rate (right). After Rabosky et al., 2018).

A cold paradox:

5 July 2018 / Kiel. Warm tropical coastal seas are home to up to 1,000 times more species of fish than the cold polar seas. The decline in the number of species from the tropics to the poles has been known in biodiversity research for a long time and is explained in most textbooks with a higher rate...

The Yachts of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017/18 on the last leg of the race. The yachts "Turn the Tide on Plastic" and "AkzoNobel" had already collected a lot of valuable data. Photo: Ainhoa ​​Sanches / Volvo Ocean Race

Microplastics are even found at Point Nemo

29 June 2018 / Kiel, The Hague. The Volvo Ocean Race 2017/2018 ends this week in The Hague (Netherlands). The Kiel Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean” and the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel have equipped two of the participating yachts with sensors that measured oceanographic d...



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Weather of Kiel at 14:16


Measuring Point Institute

Air temperature: 24,5°C
Water temperature: 21,9°C
Wind direction: 13°, NNE
Wind speed: 3,05 m/s

Measuring Point Light House

Air temperature: 21,9°C
Water temperature: 1,0°C
Wind direction: 22°, NNE
Wind speed: 2,96 m/s