News 2015

Europe’s top marine biotechnology experts have met in Kiel

18. December 2015

International symposium and official opening of GEOMAR-Biotech

Marine biotechnology is recognized as an outstanding research area with significant potential to contribute to the well-being of the society as well as to the economic growth and …

Be part of “My Science Cruise”

10. December 2015

On-board training in the framework of the semester topic “Ocean Observation – from Sensor to Knowledge”

The Kiel Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean” announces special fellowships for on-board training in South Atlantic Research on the …

The flow of water around the Cape of Good Hope

10. December 2015

Ocean currents in a key region reconstructed

The Agulhas Current near the Cape of Good Hope at the southern tip of Africa plays a key role in the system of global ocean currents. However, it lacks long-term observational data that are needed to …

New Methods in Earthquake Research

24. November 2015

Kiel’s GeoSEA Array to measure tectonic movements off Chile

Many particularly disastrous earthquakes originate below the sea floor. Yet measuring tectonic activity in the sea is very difficult. At the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel …

Monitoring the recovery of deep-sea ecosystems from human impact

23. November 2015

Expeditions to study ecological consequences of deep-sea mining completed

What would be the ecological consequences of future mining for polymetallic nodules in the deep sea? Can deep-sea mineral resources be sustainably managed, and how long would …

Kiel’s Collaborative Research Centre 754 enters its Third Phase

19. November 2015


Oxygen is an important basis for life. The same is true for our oceans. Since 2008 and within the Collaborative Research Centre 754 “Climate-Biogeochemistry Interactions in the Tropical …

New Collaborative Research Centre "Origin and Function of Metaorganisms" approved at Kiel University

19. November 2015

The DFG (German Research Foundation) is providing 10 million Euros to support research into the interaction between organisms and microbial symbionts

Kiel University is currently setting the path for its future research and can celebrate another …

RV METEOR closes a gap in the global atlas of trace metals

17. November 2015

GEOMAR researchers lead GEOTRACES expedition in the southeastern Atlantic

Dissolved trace elements such as iron, cadmium or copper are an important basis for marine life in the oceans. However these trace elements are invisible and very difficult to …

With “MARTEMIS“on the Scent of Ores

13. November 2015

GEOMAR researchers present new exploration techniques

Hydrothermal systems, also known as “black smokers”, are both interesting due to their their deposits of raw material as well as for understanding geological processes in the sea floor. But …

Sustainable Use of Our Oceans – Making Ideas Work

10. November 2015

maribus and the Kiel Cluster of Excellence »The Future Ocean« turn the spotlight on sustainability and the oceans in the new »World Ocean Review«, now in its fourth edition. In doing so, they make the link between sustainability theory and …