Press reports


Face to Face with Black Smokers in the Deep Sea

21. March 2016

RESEACHERS MEASURE HYDROTHERMAL FIELD IN THE PACIFIC – AND REPORT LIVE

With the latest 3D camera equipment a team of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel will study a hydrothermal field on the sea floor of the West Pacific in the …


When Sea Water Disappears into the Underground

07. March 2016

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH TEAM PUBLISHES RESULTS OF A MEASURING CAMPAGNE OFF THE COAST OF NORTHERN SPAIN

The sea bed is not an impermeable boundary layer, rather in many places it allows the water to seep deep into the rock of the underground. There the …


An Alliance for Innovative Marine Bioproducts

01. March 2016

Interreg-BSR project Baltic Blue Biotechnology ALLIANCE started with Kick-off Meeting at GEOMAR

Marine biotechnology has a significant potential to contribute to the well-being of the society as well as to the economic growth and sustainable …


MyScience-Cruise: Swimming university on the research vessel METEOR

01. March 2016

Particularly talented students from around the world are training in the South Atlantic.

On February 29th, nine very skilled students from around the world started an unusual expedition on the German research vessel METEOR. From Cape Town in South …


Gold from Hot Seawater

17. February 2016

Marine scientists found extremely high concentrations of precious metal in geothermal systems on Iceland

In geothermal systems on Iceland's Reykjanes peninsula, a team of marine scientists has discovered extremely high concentrations of gold. This is …


Seabed as a long-term deposit for plastic

10. February 2016

Kiel marine scientists investigate the depletion of plastic bags in the sediment

Marine scientists from Kiel have examined whether and how quickly bacteria deplete plastic bags in the sediment of the seabed. The study shows that classic carrier bags …


Ocean acidification softens important benthic habitat former

08. February 2016

Coralline red alga form less robust cells under elevated carbon dioxide levels

A main habitat-forming coralline red alga will be affected by elevated carbon dioxide concentrations in the seawater, according to an international team of scientists. …


130,000 years of Earth's history for better climate predictions

01. February 2016

German joint project PalMod to decipher the causes of past climate changes started

Model simulations help scientists to understand complex processes of the Earth system and to predict future developments. This includes, for example, weather …


Genome of the flowering plant that returned to the sea

27. January 2016

Multinational science team studied the evolution of Zostera marina

Seagrass plays a central role in coastal ecosystems as a habitat for fish and other animals as well as as a filter. An international consortium of 20 work groups in nine countries led …


Glider Swarm tracks newborn Eddy

22. January 2016

Marine scientists from Kiel and Bremen, for the first time, document the formation of an eddy off the coast of Peru

Using seven autonomous measuring platforms, so-called ocean gliders, oceanographers from Kiel and Bremen for the first time managed to …