Press reports


Kiel Marine Science at the Kiel Week

18. June 2014

Presentations, exhibitions and Open Ship offer a varied program for young and old

Tradition dictates that Kiel Week focuses on the ocean. The regattas on the water play an important part. Yet those interested in life in the water and in the …


Watch, Experiment and be Amazed

12. June 2014

Summer school for pupils in the ocean:lab of the “Kieler Forschungswerkstatt”

From 11th to 17th August, the “Kieler Forschungswerkstatt” offers a marine scientific summer school for all pupils that will begin the 6th, 7th or 8th grade …


Future Ocean Dialogue: Let’s go Brazil!

30. May 2014

The Kiel Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean” opens its traveling exhibition in Fortaleza

This summer Brazil is especially interesting for Kiel marine scientists not only because of the Soccer World Cup. At the conclusion of the …


How does Nitrogen get into the Ocean?

19. May 2014

Nitrogen is essential for most organisms, on land and in water. However nitrogen generally occurs as a gas which is not accessible for many organisms. Only a few microorganisms are able to access gaseous nitrogen and thus they must supply the entire …


Fisheries in the Indian Ocean

16. May 2014

Mozambique wants to significantly expand its own fishing fleet

How does a country build its own sustainable fishing fleet? This question was raised on Friday when a delegation from the Mozambican Government Fishing Company, EPV Empresa Mocambicana de …


Expedition into the History of the Earth

14. May 2014

GEOMAR Scientists study volcanic mountains in the South Atlantic

Today the research vessel SONNE sets off from Cape Town on a five and a half week long expedition in the South Atlantic lead by GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel. The aim …


In fragile balance

12. May 2014

German-New Zealand research team discovers previously unknown methane deposits while studying unstable submarine slopes

Similar to landslides in the mountains, submarine landslides in the ocean form the continental margins and can also cause natural …


Career paths after PhD in Germany and their legal ramifications

06. May 2014

An event targeting early career scientists at Kiel University

In Germany academic career tracks are, for the most part, based on non-permanent employment contracts. This employment situation often lasts for many years and usually involves a number …


How Productive are the Ore Factories in the Deep Sea?

23. April 2014

GEOMAR scientists demonstrate in "Nature" the supply routes of black smokers

Hydrothermal vents in the deep sea, the so-called "black smokers", are fascinating geological formations. They are home to unique ecosystems, but are also …


The Ocean - The Long-Term Memory of Our Climate System

07. April 2014

International expert meeting on ocean modeling in Kiel

The oceans are a vital component of our climate system. Nevertheless, they are often represented at a very limited resolution in today's climate models, and important physical processes are …