Press reports


New members join the DAM

11. February 2020

Six research institutions have joined the alliance

Only just founded and already growing: The German Marine Research Alliance (DAM), which was created in 2019, agreed to admit six new members to the DAM at its General Assembly on 12 February in …


Marine Snow as garbage disposal in the Ocean?

23. January 2020

New study on the role of biological particles in the removal of surface microplastics

Even though it might not be visible to the naked eye, microplastic has now been found in most parts of the ocean. But the concentrations near the surface should be …


The Congo is a Major Source of Iron for the Southeast Atlantic

12. January 2020

Study shows surprisingly high fertilisation of the ocean

Iron is an important nutrient for phytoplankton. Where iron concentrations are very low in the ocean, biological production is extremely restricted. Scientists of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre …


Tiny, but effective

07. January 2020

Gelatinous zooplankton makes an important contribution to marine carbon transport

Barely visible to the naked eye, gelatinous zooplankton is an important part of the marine ecosystem. In addition, the small organisms also transport large quantities …


The "air" in the ocean becomes thinner

10. December 2019

Oxygen content in seawater continues to decline

In addition to warming and acidification of seawater, the loss of oxygen in the ocean increasingly leads to a shift in the biological, chemical and physical equilibrium of our oceans. This result was …


EuroSea: Gathering more Knowledge for a sustainable Use of the Ocean

27. November 2019

A new EU project funded with 12m Euros will provide new insight into making ocean observation more efficient

Europe with its long coastlines, many peninsulas, marginal seas, gulfs and bays is closely interlocked with the ocean. In times of sea-level …


Life under the ice during the polar night

26. November 2019

How microorganisms perform under the Arctic sea ice?

How does the marine ecosystem function under extreme conditions? How will it change due to global warming? As part of the MOSAiC campaign organised by the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre …


MOSES hunts Ocean Eddies

21. November 2019

Marine and coastal scientists investigate mobile oxygen minimum zones

The nets are in place. As part of the Helmholtz Earth system observation programme MOSES, researchers from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the …


Life under extreme conditions at hot springs in the ocean

20. November 2019

Marine researchers at Kiel University decipher adaptation mechanisms

The volcanic island of Kueishantao in northeastern Taiwan is an extreme habitat for marine organisms. With an active volcano, the coastal area has a unique hydrothermal field with a …


The Polar Regions - The End of the Eternal Ice

06. November 2019

New World Ocean Review published

The new "World Ocean Review 6", published by mare in cooperation with the German Marine Research Consortium and the Future Ocean Network in Kiel, focuses on the dramatic climate-induced changes in the Arctic and …