News 2017


The Ocean Atlas 2017 shows an escalating crisis at sea

08. June 2017

12 brief lessons, 50 pages and over 80 eye-catching graphics and illustrations of vital facts and figures about our impact on the oceans

Human activity is forcing unprecedented change on our oceans and coasts. With only 2% of the oceans fully …

New Report Identifies Trade-offs and Synergies between United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

19. May 2017

Interactions between the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals can deliver synergistic effects and result in conflicts.

An international report, prepared with input from researchers at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies …

Iron deficiency restrains marine microbes

19. May 2017

Zwei Crewmitglieder der Ausfahrt M116 nehmen Wasserproben mit einem ozeanographischen Meßgerät, einer sogenannten CTD-Rosette. Foto: M. Visbeck, GEOMAR

GEOMAR scientists discover important process in the nutrient cycles of the tropical North Atlantic.

Iron is a critical nutrient in the ocean. Its importance for algae and the nitrogen cycle has already been investigated in detail. Now a new discovery …

The Future of the Oceans – More Marine Conservation for Sustainable Development

18. May 2017


More Marine Conservation for Sustainable Development

On May 29, 2017 the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Federal Minister for Development Dr. Gerd Müller along with the Think Tanks (T20) of the G20 and the Cluster of …

'Trojan Fish': Invasive Rabbitfish Spread Invasive Species

17. May 2017

Ein Kaninchenfisch der Art Siganus rivulatus vor der Küste Israels im Mittelmeer. Foto: Erez Yeruham, IOLR

International science team discovers new way for alien species to spread in Oceans

For some time, unicellular benthic organisms from the Indo-Pacific have been spreading in the Mediterranean. An international team of scientists with the participation …

Marine Science Meets School

08. May 2017


The sea is a unique habitat for numerous organisms and animals, such as sponges, crayfish, starfish and porpoises. They all find ideal living conditions there. What is more, the …

How the Ocean Connects Arts and Science

24. April 2017

Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design presents a publication about ten years of artistic science in the Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean”.

More than ten years of intensive und successful cooperation with the Kiel Cluster of Excellence …

Career Paths of Women in Marine Science and Technology

19. April 2017

“Baltic Gender” Project starts new blog on

A new blog series on women in Marine Science and Technology highlights the successful and diverse career paths of women at different stages of their academic careers. The blog, initiated …

Marine scientists using drones for measurements

13. April 2017

Blick von der Drohe auf das Strandcamp. Quelle: GEOMAR.

Collection of air and water samples with drone to better understand air-sea gas exchange

For the first time a team of scientists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel has successfully used a drone to collect marine air and water …

Deep-sea Octopus Likes to Eat Jellyfish

10. April 2017

Haliphron atlanticus mit einer Qualle. Foto: MBARI

New video recordings prove the hunting behavior of Haliphron atlanticus for the first time

With the help of deep-sea robots, marine biologists from Kiel and from Monterey managed to film the very rare deep-sea octopus Haliphron atlanticus during its …