Press reports

The Plankton Puzzle

11. January 2017

Thalassicolla caerulea, Tristan Biard

Marine scientists start citizen science project to reveal the secrets of unicellular organisms in the ocean

The task is gigantic—Marine biologists from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel (Germany), Kiel University and the …

Great success for Kieler Forschungswerkstatt

20. December 2016

Horizon 2020-project “Marine Mammals” obtains funding of almost two million Euros

To further increase young people's interest in natural science and to prevent shortage of specialists in the STEM area nine scientific educational and research …

Scientists from Kiel warn against the Collapse of the Cod Stock in the Western Baltic Sea

06. December 2016

NEW POSITION PAPER CRITICIZES THE FISHERIES POLICY MEASURES OF THE EU AND THE GERMAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AS INSUFFICIENT

Experts from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean"from the areas …

Do Spiral Vortices and Bacteria Limit Methane in Sea Water?

21. September 2016

Poseidon Expedition ended successfully

For more than 25 years, marine science has been investigating a gas field in the northern North Sea about 200 kilometers off of Scotland. A gas blowout occurred following an oil test drilling. Since then large …

Germany Best at Implementing the Sustainable Development Goal on Oceans and Coasts

13. June 2016

A new study from Kiel assesses the success of European coastal states’ implementation of sustainable measures for the protection and use of the ocean

In September 2015, the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development was adopted at the UN …

Learn More about the Ocean

10. June 2016

Scientists in Kiel bring the science year "Seas and Oceans" to the Kiel Week

As part of the nationwide Science Year 2016 * 17 "Seas and Oceans" during the Kiel Week Kiel Marine Sciences is presenting the secrets of the oceans and challenges in …

Blue Seal for Fish Products from Overfished Stocks Undermines the Credibility of the MSC

24. May 2016

New interdisciplinary study points out the limits of MSC-certification of fish stocks in the Northeast Atlantic

Many European fish stocks are said to be overfished or threatened by overfishing. The blue MSC seal on fish products is supposed to …

“Ocean Observation – from Sensor to Knowledge“

17. May 2016

Lecture series of the Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean“

The ocean covers about 70 percent of the Earth’s surface and has an average depth of more than 3.5 kilometers. The dimensions are huge and the meaning of the ocean for humans is …

European Science Night in the Kiel Region

10. May 2016

HANDS-ON SCIENCE IN KIEL, ECKERNFÖRDE, PLÖN, PREETZ AND RENDSBURG

Experiments with active participation, laboratory tours, workshops, exhibitions artistic activities and lively lectures about current research, in short: hands-on science. This is …

United Against Plastic Waste in the Ocean

04. May 2016

MINISTER OF THE ENVIRONMENT ROBERT HABECK TAKES OVER PATRONAGE OF THE CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECT “ON THE TRACK OF PLASTIC WASTE”

From today (May 4, 2016) Minister of the Environment Robert Habeck has taken over the patronage for the citizen science …