Press reports


Professor Mojib Latif was elected the new chairman of the German Climate Consortium

10. May 2015

Director of the GEOMAR RD1 succeeds Professor Jochem Marotzke

The director of the GEOMAR research division “Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics”, Professor Mojib Latif was elected new chairman of the organization unanimously by the general …


Successful launch of the semester topic „Ocean Interfaces – From Nanoscales to Global Impact“ at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2015 in Vienna

07. May 2015

On the last day of the EGU General Assembly in Vienna a diverse group of researchers – after a lively joint get-to-know-one-another dinner in a typical Austrian restaurant the evening before – came together on Friday, 17 April for the …


Ocean Interfaces: from nanoscales to global impact

05. May 2015

Lectures in the marine sciences in the summer semester 2015

The lecture series “Ocean Interfaces: from nanoscales to global impact”, which is being organized by the Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean” in the summer semester 2015, deals …


Sudden breathlessness in the open ocean

04. May 2015

Kiel’s marine researchers describe a phenomenon in the Atlantic unseen up to now

In the international journal Biogeosciences, scientists from Kiel, Bremen and Canada report of the previously unknown appearance of almost oxygen-free zones in the …


Composers provide explanation for Hawaiian Emporer bend

27. April 2015

International team of researchers finds evidence of large-scale tectonic changes in the Pacific taking place 50 million years ago

From Hawaii to Kamchatka a chain of extinct volcanoes, lying mostly under water, stretches across the Pacific. This …


Ocean Currents Impact Methane Consumption

20. April 2015

Study in Nature Geoscience on interactions between marine microbiology and oceanography

Offshore the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago, methane gas is seeping out of the seabed in several hundred meters depth. Luckily, bacteria are consuming a large …


Vampire Squid: The first Time is not the last Time

20. April 2015

New study in Current Biology shows multiple reproductive cycles of deep-sea squid

Coleoid cephalopods are thought to reproduce only once at the end of their lifespan. But biologists from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel together …


Marine Scientist Nina Keul Awarded Scholarship of Daimler and Benz Foundation

16. March 2015

Additional research funds will be invested into new measurements of ocean acidification

The biogeoscientist Dr. Nina Keul from the Institute of Geosciences at Kiel University and post-doctoral researcher in the Cluster of Excellence “The Future …


Sea level rise: More data from the oceans needed

16. March 2015

Climate scientists from Kiel show how regional predictions can be enhanced

How quickly sea level will rise in the next 100 years can be roughly calculated on a global scale. However, for specific coastal-protection measures, you do not need a global …


New Publication: Assessing population growth in low-elevation coastal zones and the 100-year flood plain

13. March 2015

A global study by lead author Barbara Neumann from the Coastal Risks and Sea-Level Rise Research Group at Kiel University shows that the number of people living in low-lying coastal areas could more than double in the future, possibly reaching up …