News 2021


Fluctuations in ocean currents modulate oxygen content at the equator

19. April 2021

Long-term observations reveal complex interrelationships

In large areas of the world's oceans, the oxygen content is decreasing, globally by about 2% in the last 60 years. Critical regions are in particular the tropical oceans due to their oxygen …

Microplastics hardly affect blue mussels

12. April 2021

Unique long-term experiment shows only few effects of artificial particles on filter feeders

Images of seabirds perishing with plastic fragments in their stomachs are disturbing. How much does plastic waste threaten life in the ocean? A general …

Ecological condition of the Eckernförde Bay is to be improved

07. April 2021

New project led by Kiel University develops practical solutions for the Baltic Sea region by 2030

In the Baltic Sea and thus also in the Eckernförde Bay, a good environmental status was to be achieved by 2020 - this is the requirement of the EU …

The gate between the deep ocean and the atmosphere is becoming more impermeable

24. March 2021

Nature study shows increasing thickness of the ocean surface mixed layer

The upper oceanic stratification is increasing due to global warming. This was expected and is no surprise. However, an international team of researchers with participation of …

A new view on plate tectonics

17. March 2021

Nature study finds transform faults play active role in shaping ocean floors

Along submarine mountain ranges, the mid-ocean ridges, forces from the Earth's interior push tectonic plates apart, forming new ocean floor and thus moving continents about. …

New factor in the carbon cycle of the Southern Ocean identified

09. February 2021

GEOMAR scientists show that besides iron, manganese can also limit the growth of photosynthesis-performing plankton

The Southern Ocean around Antarctica is one of the key regions for understanding the climate system. The photosynthesis-performing …

How dangerous are coastal and ocean island volcanoes?

01. February 2021

GEOMAR scientist Dr. Morelia Urlaub received a prestigious Starting Grant from the European Research Council to study volcanic flank collapses

Blasts, ash falls, lava flows – volcanic eruptions can cause tremendous damage. Ocean island volcanoes …

Networking in times of the Corona pandemic

25. January 2021

New Friday event series for researchers of the Future Ocean network

In times of pandemic, personal scientific exchange suffers especially for researchers in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary networks. A new digital event series is intended to …

On the trail of active ingredients from marine yeasts

20. January 2021

Red yeast from deep-sea sediment shows anticancer and antibacterial properties

Numerous natural products are awaiting discovery in all kinds of natural habitats. Especially microorganisms such as bacteria or fungi are able to produce diverse natural …

Workshop series with the University of Gothenburg (Center for Sea and Society)

15. January 2021

Topic-specific expert exchange with short presentations

The regular exchange between researchers from Kiel Marine Science (KMS) and the Future Ocean Network with the University of Gothenburg (UGOT), which has been ongoing since the end of 2019, has …