Press reports


How do we finance adaptation to climate change?

12. February 2019

Electricity and heat production, transport, deforestation and livestock farming cause greenhouse gas emissions and contribute towards global climate change. Researchers have long agreed that current and future measures to reduce global greenhouse …


Understanding nutrient cycling in the low-oxygen ocean

07. February 2019

Kiel research team develops basis for quantifying the nitrogen cycling in oceanic oxygen minimum zones

In the world's oceans, there are several large oxygen-depleted areas that scientists refer to as oxygen minimum zones (OMZs). These oceanic regions …


Full carbonate chemistry at the site of calcification in a tropical coral

17. January 2019

Coral calcification: Microscope-guided microsensor measurements reveal full carbonate chemistry at the site of calcification in a tropical coral

Researchers from the Centre Scientifique de Monaco (CSM), the Max Planck Institute for Marine …


Henry Stommel Research Medal for Martin Visbeck

10. January 2019

High honors for German Oceanographer

At the 99th annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society Professor Martin Visbeck, Head of Physical Oceanography and Spokesman for the Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean", is honored with the Henry …


Ocean acidification stimulates mass development of toxic algae

19. November 2018

Long-term experiment reveals disruption of the pelagic food web under high CO2 conditions

If carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere and thereby in the ocean continue to rise, this could favour the mass development of toxic algae, with …


Science meets Society

29. October 2018

Start of the lecture series addressing concepts of transdisciplinary research

A new lecture series - starting on November 7 and organized by the Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean" - will inform about ways to co-create knowledge and solutions …


Northern German Excellence Cluster Conference in Berlin

23. October 2018

At the Berlin "Umweltforum" more than 220 scientists from the marine and climate research Clusters of Excellence based in Bremen, Hamburg and Kiel met to discuss and highlight the last decade of scientific research as part of the conference: "Ocean …


GeoSEA array records sliding of Mount Etna’s southeastern flank

10. October 2018

Volcano flank moves under water – Tsunami is a possible consequence

The southeast flank of Mount Etna slowly slides towards the sea. A team of scientists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the Kiel cluster of excellence "The …


Successful German-Canadian exchange on the ocean at the Research Alumni Conference in Halifax

24. September 2018

Universities in Kiel and Halifax strengthen cooperation in the fields of sustainable marine research and marine technology transfer

From 19 to 21 September, more than 70 marine researchers from Kiel and North America, including around 20 research …


New IfW-Working Paper reveals: EU coastal states fail to achieve comprehensive blue growth

19. September 2018

A new study of Future Ocean members shows a missing development of further implementing the Sustainable Development Goal 14

Sustainable growth in all marine and maritime sectors is not only a declared goal of the EU, but also firmly anchored in the …