Press reports


The Ocean on the Banks of the River Elbe

29. September 2016

Marine and Coastal Research from Schleswig-Holstein at the Day Of German Unity in Dresden

The festivities for the Day of German Unity will take place in Dresden, the capital of the federal state of Saxony. During the huge citizens’ festival in …


Interactively Presented Knowledge on Ocean Observation

29. September 2016

MUTHESIUS STUDENTS AWARDED FOR DIGITAL EXHIBITS ON THE TOPIC OF “OCEAN OBSERVATION”

At this year's university competition, which adopted the topic of the Year of Science 2016*17, two innovative communication concepts from master students of the …


Great Success: The Coastal Cleanup Day 2016 in Kiel

27. September 2016

775 Volunteers collected about 600 kg of waste around the Kiel Fjord

On the Coastal Cleanup Day on September 16th, school classes, clubs and other organizations freed the beaches of the Kiel Fjord from waste.   …


Rapid Global Warming 55 Million Years Ago

27. September 2016

GEOMAR researchers find indications of volcanic causes for great increase in temperature

55 million years ago, the Earth experienced a great increase in temperature within only a few thousand years. The causes for this so-called Paleocene/ Eocene …


The Coral Thermometer Needs to be Readjusted

23. September 2016

El Niños and other stressors can influence climate archives

Corals store important information about the environment in their calcareous skeletons. With the help of this information, science can precisely reconstruct climate developments for a …


Do Spiral Vortices and Bacteria Limit Methane in Sea Water?

21. September 2016

Poseidon Expedition ended successfully

For more than 25 years, marine science has been investigating a gas field in the northern North Sea about 200 kilometers off of Scotland. A gas blowout occurred following an oil test drilling. Since then large …


Plastic Pirates Conquer German Rivers

16. September 2016

PARTCIPANTS OF THE YOUTH INITIATIVE “PLASTIC PIRATES“IN THE YEAR OF SCIENCE ‘SEAS AND OCEANS’ MEASURE PLASTIC POLLUTION IN STREAMS AND RIVERS

A big part of the plastic waste in the seas and oceans comes from rivers. Up to 13 million tons end …


Prince Albert II of Monaco receives German Ocean Award

12. September 2016

The President of the Mediterranean Science Commission honoured for his long-standing commitment for the oceans

In recognition of his long-standing commitment to the research, preservation and protection of the oceans, the President of the Scientific …


What is the future of the Gulf Stream circulation?

12. August 2016

New study by Kiel scientists reveals large model uncertainties

One of the central issues when studying the effects of global warming is the possible change of ocean currents, particularly the Gulf Stream circulation in the Atlantic. Although many …


Some marine organisms on the seafloor thrive in corrosive seawater

08. August 2016

The sea floor is a habitat especially rich in species that produce calcium carbonate shells or skeletons – so-called marine calcifiers. Sea urchins, sea stars, coralline algae, crustaceans, and numerous mollusks, such as mussels, find their home …