News 2019

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Stony corals: Limits of adaption

08. August 2019

New study on coral growth in times of climate change

Corals have been dominant framework builders of reef structures for millions of years, creating habitats for a diverse community of species. It is well known that ocean acidification, which is …


Recycling on Earth for more than 3 billion years

16. July 2019

Plate tectonics much older than previously thought

Only 100 years ago Alfred Wegener developed the theory of continental drift. However, the associated recycling process of crustal material began much earlier than previously thought. An international …


Living sustainably, at, from and with the ocean

04. July 2019

Kiel University honoured as a European University with a focus on marine sciences - 5 million Euros awarded for international cooperation

Through the ERASMUS+ project "SEA-EU - The European University of the Seas", Kiel University (CAU) is a member …


Plankton as a climate driver instead of the sun?

22. May 2019

A new view on past climate change

Fluctuations in the orbital parameters of the Earth are considered to be the trigger for long-term climatic fluctuations such as ice ages. This includes the variation of the inclination angle of the Earth's axis with …


Precursors of a Catastrophic Collapse

15. May 2019

Ritter Island gives new insights into the dynamics of volcanic landslides

The flanks of many island volcanoes such as Mount Etna or Mount Kilauea slide very slowly towards the sea. Whether these landslides are forewarnings of a catastrophic collapse …


Seaweeds can attract friends and keep away enemies

13. May 2019

Scientists from Kiel and Plymouth show for the first time health-promoting microbial manipulation in aquatic plants

The composition of the microbial community living in or on a larger organism plays an important role for its health. Humans and their …


Kiel scientists receive UNESCO Chair of Integrated Marine Sciences

30. April 2019

Professor Dr. Arne Körtzinger, a marine chemist at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel and a professor at Kiel University as well as Dr Jörn Schmidt, a fisheries biologist at Kiel University and adjunct in the Marine Affairs …


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 …


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