Press reports


Jellyfish: Disgusting? Useful!

05. October 2017

GEOMAR coordinates European research project on the use of jellyfish blooms as solutions for producing new products

Global climate change and the human impact on marine ecosystems result in decreasing the number of fish in the ocean. This leads to a …


Strong sustainability in coastal areas: a conceptual interpretation of SDG 14

03. October 2017

Scientists explore the implications for coastal areas within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted in 2015, the United Nations have reaffirmed their aspirations for inclusive and …


Moving towards Future Ocean Sustainability

28. September 2017

New initiative of Kiel Marine Science invited to submit a full proposal to the German Excellence Strategy

After two successful applications in 2006 and 2012, Kiel marine researchers today (September 29) have cleared the first hurdle to submitting a …


The riddle of male pregnancy

18. September 2017

GEOMAR scientist awarded with a European Research Council Starting Grant

Cell division, laying eggs, viviparity – nature knows different ways to reproduction. A unique one is that of seahorses and pipefishes. In this fish family the males bear the …


Marine Research at the First Digital Week Kiel

07. September 2017

Future-oriented concepts for Digital Ocean, new ways of digital visualization –

Kiel marine sciences will present ideas and new concepts for the Digital Ocean and are invited to participate in discussions. The artistic installation "Drift" on …


Taking a deep breath?

03. September 2017

Scientists measure unusually high oxygen uptake in the Labrador Sea

Stormy, rough and very cold: These characteristics of the Labrador Sea may initially seem rather uncomfortable, but they are of particular importance for the oxygen distribution in …


360° Walk around Research Ship SONNE Goes Online

28. August 2017

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research as well as Google Arts & Culture will present a digital exhibition designed with the support of the German Marine Research Consortium (KDM)

Walking over the deck of a research ship, taking a look into …


Oil and gas wells as a source of greenhouse gases

27. August 2017

New study proves methane leaks around North Sea boreholes

Boreholes in the North Sea could constitute a significantly more important source of methane, a strong greenhouse gas, than previously thought. This is shown by a new study of the GEOMAR …


First Deep Sea Deployment for the Sea Floor Crawler VIATOR

21. August 2017

Helmholtz - Alliance ROBEX tests innovative technologies on the Polarstern expedition

Today the research ship Polarstern (English: polar star) starts in the Norwegian town Tromsø on a special expedition into the Arctic: Several robotic systems, …


Cod from the Lofoten Islands Ended up on Plates in Haithabu

06. August 2017

International scientists prove early long-distance food trade

Dried cod from the Lofoten Islands was evidently among the trade goods which Hanseatic merchants supplied to Southern Europe at a large profit since the 13th century. However, it is …