Press reports

Heat waves can change coastal ecosystems

09. July 2018

Long-term study shows effects of short-term extreme events

As a result of the ongoing climate change, oceanographic models predict an increase in extreme events such as heat waves. In a long-term experiment, in the Kiel Outdoor Benthocosm …

A cold paradox:

04. July 2018

Not warm coral reefs but icy polar seas are centres of species formation for marine fishes

Warm tropical coastal seas are home to up to 1,000 times more species of fish than the cold polar seas. The decline in the number of species from the tropics …

Microplastics are even found at Point Nemo

29. June 2018

Volvo Ocean Race has delivered valuable data for marine science

The Volvo Ocean Race 2017/2018 ends this week in The Hague (Netherlands). The Kiel Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean" and the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel have …

From the Baltic sea to the South sea

13. June 2018

Kiel marine sciences present global research at the Kiel Week

Do coral reefs exist in the Baltic Sea? How to study the spread of microplastic in the ocean with the help of sailing racing yachts? What are researchers from Kiel investigating with a …

Together for the recovery of the ocean

12. June 2018

Researchers discuss measures for a long-term preservation of the marine ecosystems

On June 7, the first "Future Ocean" symposium "Integrated Science for Future Ocean Health and Recovery" took place in the Zoological Museum in Kiel. Among the …

Further Drivers of Ocean Deoxygenation identified

11. June 2018

GEOMAR oceanographers reveal gaps in previous model calculations

Measurements as well as model calculations equally show that the oxygen inventory of the oceans is decreasing. However, the models underestimate this decrease significantly making …

European Researchers’ Night 2018

07. June 2018

"Knowledge is Night!" is the motto of the third Researchers’ Night in the KielRegion on September 28, 2018

The European Commission's confirmation of the funding for the years 2018 and 2019 has just arrived. Each year, on the last Friday in …

Autonomous Shipping: Transdisciplinary Research at Kiel University

06. June 2018

CAPTinKiel: New project dealing with "Clean Autonomous Public Transport in Kiel"

Autonomous shipping is a future-oriented field. From the point of view of Kiel University and the Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean", the Kiel Fjord is an ideal …

International Symposium "Integrated Science for Future Ocean Health and Recovery" in Kiel

04. June 2018

On June 7, more than 100 participants, among them more than 30 leading international scientists, will meet at invitation of the Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean" for the first symposium and workshop "Integrated Science for Future Ocean …

Currents propel the spreading of invasive jellyfish

22. May 2018

Scientists present first comprehensive inventory of Mnemiopsis leidyi in Europe

Twelve years ago, the comb jelly Mnemiopsis leidyi, originating from the North American East Coast, appeared in northern European waters. Based on the first comprehensive …