News on the topic of Resources


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 …

Gas Hydrate Research in the South China Sea

27. March 2013

German-Taiwanese Expedition with the Research Vessel SONNE starts on 30 March 2013

All around the world, states and companies are on the starting block to produce natural gas from gas hydrates in the seabed. At the same time many questions about this …

Gas Outlets off Spitsbergen Are No New Phenomenon

19. September 2012

Expedition to the Greenland Sea with Surprising Results

Marine scientists from Kiel, together with colleagues from Bremen, Great Britain, Switzerland and Norway, spent four and a half weeks examining methane emanation from the sea bed off the coast …

Are Methane Hydrates Dissolving?

10. August 2012

Examining gas outlets off the coast of Spitsbergen with the submersible JAGO

West of Spitsbergen methane gas is effervescing out of the seabed. Is this an indication that methane hydrates in the seabed are dissolving due to rising temperatures? And …

How does Dolomite form?

04. June 2012

Scientists in Kiel show the influence of marine bacteria on mineral formation

The formation of the mineral dolomite is still puzzling scientists. …

Possible Blowout and Environmental Damage

29. March 2012

Cluster scientists assess the gas leak in the North Sea

A large amount of gas has been escaping uncontrollably out of the drilling platform “Elgin” off the east coast of Scotland for days. Scientists from GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for …

Kiel Marine Research in London

15. March 2012

“Future Ocean” and GEOMAR at the Oceanology International Exhibition and Conference

From March 13th to 15th the Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean” and the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR) are presenting deep sea …

Gas Hydrate Melting Increases Ocean Acidification in the Arctic

27. April 2011

Study warns about further sinking of the pH value and documents the stability of methane hydrates

In the next hundred years a large part of the methane stored in the arctic sea floor will remain stable. The climate gas that is escaping, however, …

Scientific cruise to study cold seeps in New Zealand’s deep sea

08. March 2011

Marine scientists from Kiel aim to better understand sea floor processes

Kiel, Wellington. From the beginning of March to the end of April 2011, geophysicists of the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (IFM-GEOMAR) in Kiel (Germany) will study …