News 2018


Know your fish!

27. March 2018

A Kiel research team has developed a new method for tracing protein sources of farmed and wild salmon

More than half of the world's fish and seafood products come from aquaculture. The increasing demand and the simultaneous decline of the natural …


Gas hydrate research: Advanced knowledge and new technologies

23. March 2018

After ten years, the SUGAR project concludes with a conference in Potsdam

Gas hydrates are ice-like compounds of water molecules with gases such as methane. They occur in large quantities in the continental slopes of ocean margins. Due to the …


Ocean acidification: Herring could benefit from an altered food chain

19. March 2018

New studies show complex effects of carbon dioxide on fish population

Many studies have shown that larvae of various fish species can be negatively affected by ocean acidification. Acidification is caused by large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) …


Beware of the "Temperature Debt"

22. February 2018

Artificial cooling of the atmosphere with aerosols carries a long-term risk

The Paris climate agreement obliges the international community to limit global warming to two degrees. However, man-made greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase …


Science demands protection for active "black smokers"

16. February 2018

Kiel marine scientists discuss regulations for future deep-sea mining in London

In addition to manganese nodules in abyssal plains, ore deposits around hot vents on the seabed are among the potentially economically interesting metal deposits in the …


International Award for Muthesius Publication “Sensing the Ocean“

08. February 2018

The New York Type Directors Club acknowledges Muthesius designer for excellent book design

"Sensing the Ocean", a book highlighting the more than ten year cooperation of the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design with the Cluster of Excellence …


Open Science on the open Ocean

19. January 2018

Marine research goes public off the coast of Mauritania

Which mechanisms control the exchange of climate-relevant gases between the ocean and the atmosphere? How does biology influence this exchange? In the next three weeks, a research team from …


Methane hydrate dissociation not caused by climate change

08. January 2018

Study identifies post-glacial processes as main reason

For years, methane emissions from the seabed have been observed in the Arctic Ocean off Spitsbergen. The assumption that the warming of seawater by climate change is responsible for the release …


Oxygen depletion in the ocean is increasing

04. January 2018

Science study reveals risks, but also suggests solutions

The areas of extreme oxygen depletion are growing both in the open ocean and in coastal areas. This is the result of an international study with the participation of scientists from GEOMAR …