Press reports


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 …


New EU-project: PANDORA

22. May 2018

(PAradigm for New Dynamic Ocean Resource Assessments and exploitation)

Pandora opened a jar containing sickness, death and many other evils which were then released into the world. Though she hastened to close the container, only one thing was left …


Cold Production of New Seafloor

16. May 2018

First seismic evidence for mantle exhumation at an ultraslow-spreading centre

Magma steadily emerges between oceanic plates. It pushes the plates apart, builds large underwater mountains and forms new seafloor. This is one of the fundamental …


Effects of Munitions in the Seas only partially known

30. April 2018

New study points to global problem with explosives in coastal ecosystems

More than 70 years after the end of the Second World War, countless pieces of ammunition from this time are still lying – and corroding – in all oceans. Once the casings are …