News 2018


Ocean acidification stimulates mass development of toxic algae

19. November 2018

Long-term experiment reveals disruption of the pelagic food web under high CO2 conditions

If carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere and thereby in the ocean continue to rise, this could favour the mass development of toxic algae, with …

Science meets Society

29. October 2018

Start of the lecture series addressing concepts of transdisciplinary research

A new lecture series - starting on November 7 and organized by the Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean" - will inform about ways to co-create knowledge and solutions …

Northern German Excellence Cluster Conference in Berlin

23. October 2018

At the Berlin "Umweltforum" more than 220 scientists from the marine and climate research Clusters of Excellence based in Bremen, Hamburg and Kiel met to discuss and highlight the last decade of scientific research as part of the conference: "Ocean …

GeoSEA array records sliding of Mount Etna’s southeastern flank

10. October 2018

Volcano flank moves under water – Tsunami is a possible consequence

The southeast flank of Mount Etna slowly slides towards the sea. A team of scientists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the Kiel cluster of excellence "The …

Successful German-Canadian exchange on the ocean at the Research Alumni Conference in Halifax

24. September 2018

Universities in Kiel and Halifax strengthen cooperation in the fields of sustainable marine research and marine technology transfer

From 19 to 21 September, more than 70 marine researchers from Kiel and North America, including around 20 research …

New IfW-Working Paper reveals: EU coastal states fail to achieve comprehensive blue growth

19. September 2018

A new study of Future Ocean members shows a missing development of further implementing the Sustainable Development Goal 14

Sustainable growth in all marine and maritime sectors is not only a declared goal of the EU, but also firmly anchored in the …

Understanding deep-sea images with artificial intelligence

10. September 2018

GEOMAR research team develops new workflow for image analysis

More and more data and images are generated during ocean research. In order to be able to evaluate the image data scientifically, automated procedures are necessary. Together with GEOMAR …

Urgent appeal for more marine and climate protection

07. September 2018

Marine scientists publish "Kiel Declaration"

This week, more than 300 scientists from 33 countries met in Kiel at an international conference to discuss the decline of oxygen in the ocean, the causes and the consequences. At the conclusion of the …

Oceanic oxygen levels are declining

03. September 2018

Collaborative Research Centre 754 presents results on oxygen minimum zones

For more than 10 years, scientists from Kiel University and the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel have been working on physical, biological and chemical …

The fate of plastic in the oceans

29. August 2018

Experiment shows: microplastics aggregate with natural particles

Although huge amounts of plastic are present in the oceans and new plastic material is constantly added, the concentrations of microplastics in the surface layer of the oceans are lower …