News 2017

Squid as links within and between foodwebs

21. December 2017

New details published on the role of squids in the oceanic food web and carbon cycle

Squids are marine animals with fascinating biological characteristics. Some produce light, they have good eyes, they occur from reefs to the deep sea, some of them …

Round-the-World Regatta: Science wins

11. December 2017

GEOMAR equips Volvo Ocean Race yacht with sensors for ocean observations

12,000 kilometers through one of the most inhospitable sea areas on Earth—yesterday, the third leg of the Volvo Ocean Race started in Cape Town. The yacht race is not only …

Debate on deep-sea mining reaches new level

24. November 2017

GEOMAR expert participates in high-level panel of the National Academy of Sciences

At a high-level meeting held last week in Washington DC, USA, the Oceans Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), together with the Earth Sciences and …

Third AtlantOS General Assembly meets in Gran Canaria

23. November 2017

150 experts discuss innovative observation strategies for the Atlantic ocean

The Atlantic Ocean covers about one fifth of the Earth's surface. Almost 100 states border on it or on one of its marginal seas. The ocean supplies food to them all, it …

Ocean acidification affects mussels at early life stages

22. November 2017

Kiel marine scientists show impacts on mussel larvae

Mussels protect themselves against environmental disturbances and enemies through a hard, calcareous shell. Increased ocean acidification makes it difficult for organisms to form their shells. In a …

Kiel Children’s and Students’ University ´Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

20. November 2017

December 6th kick-off of the lecture series with five events

On December 6th, the lecture hall will open for Kiel's Children's and Students' University at Kiel University (CAU) for the tenth time. The popular lecture series will then kick off its …

Launch WOR "Coast"

16. November 2017

Coasts – A Vital Habitat Under Pressure

Maribus gGmbH, the Consortium of German Marine Research and the Cluster of Excellence »Future Ocean« are taking on the crucial habitat of the coast in the new »World Ocean Review 5« which covers a large …

Ocean Science Centre Mindelo starts scientific operation

14. November 2017

150 scientists from Europe, Africa and the Americas meet at the OSCM

After almost three years of construction, the Ocean Science Centre Mindelo (OSCM) today (Nov. 14) has officially started its scientific operation. The international research and …

From the Laboratory onto the Market

09. November 2017

Helmholtz funds two innovative projects at GEOMAR

Transferring insights from research into marketable applications is a very important step in solving social problems. Therefore, the Helmholtz Association funds projects which are particularly …

A strong case for limiting climate change

30. October 2017

BIOACID concludes after eight years of extensive research on ocean acidification

In November 2017, the German research network on ocean acidification BIOACID (Biological Impacts of Ocean Acidification) reaches its conclusion after eight years of …