Press reports


Marine Snowfall at the Equator

09. October 2017

GEOMAR team publishes a detailed picture of the biological particle flow into the deep sea along the equator

Animal excrements and parts of dead organisms constantly sink from the surface of the oceans towards the deep sea. This particle flow, also …


Jellyfish: Disgusting? Useful!

06. October 2017

GEOMAR coordinates European research project on the use of jellyfish blooms as solutions for producing new products

Global climate change and the human impact on marine ecosystems result in decreasing the number of fish in the ocean. This leads to a …


Strong sustainability in coastal areas: a conceptual interpretation of SDG 14

04. October 2017

Scientists explore the implications for coastal areas within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted in 2015, the United Nations have reaffirmed their aspirations for inclusive and …


Moving towards Future Ocean Sustainability

29. September 2017

New initiative of Kiel Marine Science invited to submit a full proposal to the German Excellence Strategy

After two successful applications in 2006 and 2012, Kiel marine researchers today (September 29) have cleared the first hurdle to submitting a …


The riddle of male pregnancy

19. September 2017

GEOMAR scientist awarded with a European Research Council Starting Grant

Cell division, laying eggs, viviparity – nature knows different ways to reproduction. A unique one is that of seahorses and pipefishes. In this fish family the males bear the …


Marine Research at the First Digital Week Kiel

08. September 2017

Future-oriented concepts for Digital Ocean, new ways of digital visualization –

Kiel marine sciences will present ideas and new concepts for the Digital Ocean and are invited to participate in discussions. The artistic installation "Drift" on …


Taking a deep breath?

04. September 2017

Scientists measure unusually high oxygen uptake in the Labrador Sea

Stormy, rough and very cold: These characteristics of the Labrador Sea may initially seem rather uncomfortable, but they are of particular importance for the oxygen distribution in …


Virtual 360° Walk around the Research Ship SONNE Goes Online

29. August 2017

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research as well as Google Arts & Culture will present a digital exhibition designed with the support of the German Marine Research Consortium (KDM)

Walking over the deck of a research ship, taking a look into …


Oil and gas wells as a strong source of greenhouse gases

28. August 2017

New study proves methane leaks around North Sea boreholes

Boreholes in the North Sea could constitute a significantly more important source of methane, a strong greenhouse gas, than previously thought. This is shown by a new study of the GEOMAR …


First Deep Sea Deployment for the Sea Floor Crawler VIATOR

22. August 2017

Helmholtz - Alliance ROBEX tests innovative technologies on the Polarstern expedition

Today the research ship Polarstern (English: polar star) starts in the Norwegian town Tromsø on a special expedition into the Arctic: Several robotic systems, …