News 2017


Future Ocean International Conference Week

27. July 2017

The world meets in Kiel to discuss sustainability

The week of July 3 – 6, 2017 was a very busy week for the Cluster of Excellence 'The Future Ocean'. Over 50 international researchers came to Kiel to join with current Kiel marine researchers in the …

Research reveals Rapa Nui people cultivated and managed crops

14. July 2017

Research by an international team has shed new light on the fate of the ancient Rapa Nui people of Easter Island.

"The traditional story is that over time the people of Rapa Nui used up their resources and started to run out of food," said Binghamton …

Developmental Leaps on the Way to Becoming a Plant

11. July 2017

German-Israeli research team under the leadership of Kiel University discovers evolutionary origin of redox regulation in plants

During the development of higher life forms over the course of millions of years, there have always been significant and …

Extreme low-oxygen Eddies in the Atlantic produce Greenhouse Gases

07. July 2017

International research team discovers previously unknown processes in the Atlantic

In 2014, an international research team led by the Kiel Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean" and the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel was able to …

Kiel Science Award goes to Ruth Schmitz-Streit

21. June 2017

Kieler Wissenschaftspreis 2017 geht an Ruth Schmitz-Streit

State capital Kiel honours microbiologist from Kiel for outstanding scientific achievements

On June 25th, the Kiel Professor and molecular microbiologist Ruth Schmitz-Streit, who has been conducting research in the Cluster of Excellence "The Future …

Massive Open Online Kurs (MOOC) “One Planet – One Ocean: From Science to Solutions”

19. June 2017

New Start for the “Online Course from Ocean Knowledge to Sustainable Solutions”

With more than 1200 participants worldwide, the new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) "One Planet – One Ocean: From Science to Solutions" started on June 14th. …

The Ocean’s Skin

14. June 2017


At the boundary between ocean and atmosphere lies a thin layer of only a few micrometers on …

Positive Results of the Ocean Conference in New York

12. June 2017

Researchers from the GEOMAR and Kiel University in exchange with politics, business and NGOs

More than 5000 participants from 150 nations discussed the dangers to the seas and how they can be countered with sustainable use of the ocean by humans …

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 …