Press reports


Marine Biologists Question UN Data Set on Fishery

26. March 2012

Researchers suspect that a quarter of the stocks may have already collapsed

A non-representative data set and an increase in effort to keep catches constant are hiding the fact that more fish stocks have collapsed due to overfishing than has been …


German Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledges the Future Ocean on the occasion of her visit to GEOMAR

26. March 2012

On Tuesday March 27, 2012 German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit the state capital Kiel and the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research (GEOMAR).

In her 250th video podcast on March 24th, in which Chancellor is interviewed by the economics student …


Can cold-water corals adapt to climate change?

09. February 2012

Long-term experiments show how Lophelia pertusa reacts to ocean acidification

Are cold-water corals able to withstand ocean acidification? A long-term experiment carried out at the German Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR) showed, that …