Press reports


MH370 – where to search?

11. May 2016

New ocean model simulations could refine the search area

For more than two years an extensive search has been underway for the missing Boeing 777 of Malaysia Airlines (MH370) in the southeastern Indian Ocean. The first confirmed piece of debris was …


European Science Night in the Kiel Region

10. May 2016

HANDS-ON SCIENCE IN KIEL, ECKERNFÖRDE, PLÖN, PREETZ AND RENDSBURG

Experiments with active participation, laboratory tours, workshops, exhibitions artistic activities and lively lectures about current research, in short: hands-on science. This is …


Prof. Ulf Riebesell awarded with European Research Council grant

04. May 2016

Innovative project assesses benefits and risks of forced deep-water upwelling

For the first time, one of the prestigious research grants of the European Research Council (ERC) has been awarded to GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel. Prof. …


United Against Plastic Waste in the Ocean

04. May 2016

MINISTER OF THE ENVIRONMENT ROBERT HABECK TAKES OVER PATRONAGE OF THE CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECT “ON THE TRACK OF PLASTIC WASTE”

From today (May 4, 2016) Minister of the Environment Robert Habeck has taken over the patronage for the citizen science …


“On the Track of Plastic Waste”: New citizen science project starts in April

22. April 2016

GERMAN AND CHILENIAN SCHOOL STUDENTS CONTRIBUTE TO CURRENT RESEARCH

In April 2016, the new citizen science project “On the track of plastic waste” of the Kiel ‘Forschungswerkstatt’, a set of laboratories at Kiel University open to school …


Giant Unicellular Organisms Are the Secret Stars of the Ocean

20. April 2016

French-German research team publishes new insights into the composition of zooplankton in Nature

Unicellular plankton animals play a bigger role in the ecosystem of the ocean than was thought until now. This has been shown by a study published today …


The Ocean on Tour by Ship

15. April 2016

Exhibition ship “MS Science” starts tour in Kiel

The exhibition ship MS Science is touring through Germany with its new exhibition “Seas and Oceans” as part of the Science Year 2016*17 with the same title. Also on board are numerous exhibits …


From Knowledge about the Ocean to Sustainable Solutions

13. April 2016

Internationally renowned marine scientists provide a knowledge base in a new online course

More than two thirds of our planet is covered with water. The ocean thus plays a decisive role in the human experience. The climate system of the Earth is …


Tsunami Danger at Mount Etna?

30. March 2016

Kiel’s Marine Researchers Install New Measuring Network at the Foot of Europe’s Biggest Volcano

Measurements based on satellite navigation on land show that the eastern flank of Mount Etna is slowly sliding towards the sea. Until now, however, …


Volcanic Puzzle in the South Atlantic

22. March 2016

Marine scientists from Kiel and Bremerhaven reconstruct the history of a dismembered seamount

Extinct volcanic islands erode to sea level and then disappear below the surface. In the course of millions of years, movements of tectonic plates and …