Press reports

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 …

From the Bothnian Sea to the Kattegat– On the trail of climate history in the Baltic Sea

27. March 2017

International expedition with the research ship Maria S. Merian comes to an end in Kiel

For more than two weeks, marine scientists from Kiel University (CAU) and the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW) along with colleagues …

Register Now– ozean:werkstatt (Ocean Workshop) for the marine scientists of tomorrow

17. March 2017

ozean:werkstatt für die Meeresforscherinnen und -forscher von morgen

Young people discover the seas and oceans with their own reasearch projects

How does the Baltic Sea sound for porpoises? How do marine currents develop? Which biocenoses exist in the Baltic Sea and what dangers is the Baltic Sea facing? School …

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


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 …