News 2020


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, …

Plastic in the deep sea: Virtually unaltered after a quarter of a century

11. June 2020

First long-term study on plastic degradation in a water depth of more than 4000 meter

Even in the most remote regions of the oceans plastic debris can be found. But usually it is impossible to determine how long they have been lying on the seabed. Up …

Rainwater flushes microplastics into the Kiel Fjord

28. May 2020

First long-term study on microplastic distribution in surface water published

Tatters of shopping bags, lost bottle caps, empty handkerchief packs - the larger plastic garbage immediately catches the eye when lying on the beach or swimming in the …

Reduce ship emissions - but how?

14. May 2020

Transdisciplinary research project investigates effects of shipping

Ships are the most important means of transport in international trade. Researchers from the Kiel University and the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel are investigating …

Leadership Change at GEOMAR

11. May 2020

Prof. Dr. Katja Matthes becomes the first Female Scientific Director of GEOMAR

The Board of Trustees of GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel unanimouslyappointed the meteorologist, Prof. Dr. Katja Matthes, as the new Scientific Director of …

Energy of the future: photosynthetic hydrogen from bacteria

04. May 2020

Kiel research team investigates how cyanobacteria can be transformed into hydrogen factories

The transition from fossil fuels to a renewable energy supply is one of the most important global challenges of the 21st century. In order to achieve the …

When fathers are pregnant

13. April 2020

Immune system alteration identified as key process in the male pregnancy of pipefishes and seahorses

Reproduction is still one of the greatest mysteries in nature. Pregnancies are usually carried out by the female sex. Only in pipefishes and …