News 2018


New jellyfish species in the Kiel Canal

24. August 2018

Further spread of Blackfordia virginica into the Baltic Sea is likely

A new jellyfish species has colonized the Kiel Canal. The brackish-water loving Blackfordia virginica has been a new player in the local ecosystem since summer 2016. This is the …


Competing with barnacle cement- anti-adhesive surfaces in the sea

22. August 2018

A research team from Kiel develops a new coating to inhibit bio-fouling on ship hulls

The development of functional surfaces inspired by nature has received a lot of attention in science and industry. Especially in maritime industries there is a …


Marine litter in remote regions of the oceans

10. August 2018

Marine litter in remote regions of the oceans

The Easter Island in the South Pacific is one of the most remote regions of our planet. Although thousands of miles away from the continents, the waste of human civilization in the form of plastic can be …


Data floods our Earth

17. July 2018

New project "Digital Earth" aims to better structure research data

Every day, scientists collect countless data about the state of our planet - whether from the atmosphere, ocean or land. However, the processing of these large, heterogeneous data …


Heat waves can change coastal ecosystems

09. July 2018

Long-term study shows effects of short-term extreme events

As a result of the ongoing climate change, oceanographic models predict an increase in extreme events such as heat waves. In a long-term experiment, in the Kiel Outdoor Benthocosm …


A cold paradox:

04. July 2018

Not warm coral reefs but icy polar seas are centres of species formation for marine fishes

Warm tropical coastal seas are home to up to 1,000 times more species of fish than the cold polar seas. The decline in the number of species from the tropics …


Microplastics are even found at Point Nemo

29. June 2018

Volvo Ocean Race has delivered valuable data for marine science

The Volvo Ocean Race 2017/2018 ends this week in The Hague (Netherlands). The Kiel Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean" and the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel have …


From the Baltic sea to the South sea

13. June 2018

Kiel marine sciences present global research at the Kiel Week

Do coral reefs exist in the Baltic Sea? How to study the spread of microplastic in the ocean with the help of sailing racing yachts? What are researchers from Kiel investigating with a …


Together for the recovery of the ocean

12. June 2018

Researchers discuss measures for a long-term preservation of the marine ecosystems

On June 7, the first "Future Ocean" symposium "Integrated Science for Future Ocean Health and Recovery" took place in the Zoological Museum in Kiel. Among the …


Further Drivers of Ocean Deoxygenation identified

11. June 2018

GEOMAR oceanographers reveal gaps in previous model calculations

Measurements as well as model calculations equally show that the oxygen inventory of the oceans is decreasing. However, the models underestimate this decrease significantly making …