News 2020


Unraveling 66 million years of climate history from ocean sediments

11. September 2020

Based on extensive data analysis, an international team with the participation of Kiel University publishes global reference curve in the journal Science

Researchers have analyzed data from deep-sea sediments in order to reconstruct Earth's climate …

Hidden phosphate reservoirs discovered in microorganisms

10. September 2020

GEOMAR study explains role of microbes in marine nutrition circles

Phosphat ist essenziell für alle lebenden Organismen. So ist Phosphor zum Beispiel einer der Hauptbestandteile der DNA in unseren Körpern. Deshalb ist Phosphat auch ein wichtiger …

Variability in the Arctic Carbon Cycle

09. September 2020

GEOMAR scientists study seasonal changes in the Arctic Ocean

The Arctic is warming about two to three times faster than the rest of our planet. Therefore, it is important to understand what is happening in this region and what impact these effects …

Rewriting the history of seawater composition

26. August 2020

New study contradicts assumptions of constant element conditions in the oceans

The compositional ratios of elements such as magnesium, calcium or strontium in seawater are an important means for the reconstruction of past oceanic processes. So far it …

Black box larval physiology of sea urchins

25. August 2020

DFG funds an Emmy Noether junior research group led by Kiel marine researcher Meike Stumpp

The German Research Foundation (DFG) recently approved the establishment of a new Emmy Noether junior research group at Kiel University (CAU). The marine …

Short wind turns with strong cooling effect

31. July 2020

Why the ocean in the tropics is often colder than expected

Why is the sea surface temperature of the northern tropics in the summer months often lower than expected? This question was investigated by a German-American team of scientists led by the …

Climate predictions several years into the future?

22. July 2020

A study from Kiel reveals potential and mechanisms

In five years, will the winter be mild, and will the following summer be rainy? Unfortunately, reliable answers to such questions are not possible, despite the progress in climate science. …

New position for Dr. Jörn Schmidt, Center for Ocean and Society, Kiel University

29. June 2020

Dr. Jörn Schmidt, a fisheries biologist and scientist at the Center for Ocean and Society (Kiel Marine Science) at the Kiel University (CAU), will move to the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) in Copenhagen on July 1st. …

Towards Gender Equality in Marine Sciences

18. June 2020

The Baltic Gender project presents new means and tested approaches

Marine Sciences—like other natural sciences—are still a male-dominated field with a significant lack of women in leadership and decision-making positions. The EU project Baltic …

What's good for the oceans is good for humans

12. June 2020

Healthy oceans - important basis for many processes on Earth

The exploitation of planet Earth is no longer limited to terrestrial areas. Ruthless over-exploitation is also increasingly taking place in the marine realm. The ocean is being overfished, …