News 2019


Manganese nodules: desired mineral resource and important habitat

05. April 2019

The JPI Ocean project MiningImpact investigates deep-sea ecosystems in the central Pacific Ocean

The German research vessel RV SONNE has just left port in Manzanillo, Mexico, for the second leg of a 14-week long research cruise to the …


Tracing the Process of Nitrous Oxide Formation in the Ocean

26. March 2019

First hydroxylamine measurements in the open ocean conducted by GEOMAR team

Nitrogen is an essential element for both the life on land and in the oceans. Moreover, it affects the climate of Earth. However, many factors in the nitrogen cycle are not …


Progress in Ocean Observations in the Atlantic

25. March 2019

EU-Horizon 2020 Project AtlantOS presents plans an for international All-Atlantic Ocean Observing System

During a four-day long symposium at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris (France), the EU-Horizon 2020 Project on "Optimizing and Enhancing the …


Amundsen-Sea Expedition

04. March 2019

Kiel Scientist joins an international expedition in the western Antarctic to investigate climate history.

Twenty-nine ocean scientists from eleven countries, including the organic geochemist and geo-microbiologist Thorsten Bauersachs from the …


How do we finance adaptation to climate change?

12. February 2019

Electricity and heat production, transport, deforestation and livestock farming cause greenhouse gas emissions and contribute towards global climate change. Researchers have long agreed that current and future measures to reduce global greenhouse …


Understanding nutrient cycling in the low-oxygen ocean

07. February 2019

Kiel research team develops basis for quantifying the nitrogen cycling in oceanic oxygen minimum zones

In the world's oceans, there are several large oxygen-depleted areas that scientists refer to as oxygen minimum zones (OMZs). These oceanic regions …


Full carbonate chemistry at the site of calcification in a tropical coral

17. January 2019

Coral calcification: Microscope-guided microsensor measurements reveal full carbonate chemistry at the site of calcification in a tropical coral

Researchers from the Centre Scientifique de Monaco (CSM), the Max Planck Institute for Marine …


Henry Stommel Research Medal for Martin Visbeck

10. January 2019

High honors for German Oceanographer

At the 99th annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society Professor Martin Visbeck, Head of Physical Oceanography and Spokesman for the Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean", is honored with the Henry …