News 2020


Farewell to JAGO

24. November 2020

Research submersible of GEOMAR will be decommissioned in 2021

For more than 30 years, scientists have explored lakes, seas and oceans with Germany's only manned research submersible JAGO. Next year, the submersible based at the GEOMAR Helmholtz …

Life cycle of moon jellyfish depends on the microbiome

24. November 2020

Research team at Kiel University uses Aurelia aurita as an example to demonstrate the relationship between microbial colonization and reproduction in marine cnidarians

The body tissue of all multicellular living beings is colonized by an unimaginably …

No offspring for cod and herring

13. October 2020

Scientists alerted: Fish stocks in the western Baltic Sea threatened by collapse

Scientists of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, together with several professional fishermen, have conducted studies on the status and spawning …

"Our world is the ocean"

01. October 2020

Professor Katja Matthes takes over the leadership of GEOMAR

Climate researcher Professor Dr. Katja Matthes took over the scientific leadership of GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel on 1 October. Today, during the official handover …

Deep drilling in Europe's oldest and most species-rich lake provides new insights into evolution

30. September 2020

Geophysicists from Kiel University involved in international study on Lake Ohrid

The older and more stable an ecosystem is, the longer lived its species and the more stable the species communities are. An international research team led by the …

Inauguration of University President Simone Fulda

30. September 2020

Professor Dr med. Simone Fulda is the new President of Kiel University (CAU).

Today, 1 October, the 52-year-old medical doctor officially commenced her duties, after being elected by the Academic University Senate on 24 June. The term of office lasts …

Unraveling 66 million years of climate history from ocean sediments

10. 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

09. 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

08. 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

25. 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 …