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  • 27 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The Oceans Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), together with the Earth Sciences and Resources Board, discussed current developments and prospects for deep sea mining at a meeting held in Washington earlier this month. Manganese nodules, cobalt crusts or massive sulphides: the deep sea contains different raw materials that are largely undiscovered […]

  • 15 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    After the discovery of low-oxygen eddies in the tropical and subtropical Atlantic Ocean, some assumptions regarding biogeochemical cycles in this region now have to be rethought. Marine scientists from Kiel and Plön (Germany) have found processes within these short-lived eddies that previously were not know in the open Atlantic. These processes influence, inter alia, the […]

  • 25 February 2011
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

      While a group of marine scientists from the Kiel Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (IFM-GEOMAR) is currently surveying the Red Sea on the German research vessel Poseidon, a second working group led by the Kiel marine biologist Professor Martin Wahl has been doing coastal work since the beginning of February. Their studies are focussed […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development

    Researchers at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel have used computer simulations to understand how hydrothermal vents, the so-called “black smokers”, extract energy from the volcanic rock. About ten years after the first moon landing, scientists on earth made a discovery that proved that our home planet still holds a lot of surprises in store for […]

  • 15 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    Scientists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre and the German Center for Marine Biodiversity Research in Hamburg have been awarded by the Annette Barthelt Foundation for their outstanding work in the field of marine research. This prize is awarded by the Foundation in memory of four young scientists of the former Kiel Institute of Oceanography, who were killed […]

  • 5 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    As part of the Marie-Tharp Lecture Series of the Women’s Executive Board at GEOMAR, Prof. Antje Boetius of the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research and the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen reported on her work on the impacts of climate change in the Arctic Ocean. “It […]

  • 10 April 2015
    Research & Development

    The onset of northern hemispheric glaciation cycles three million years ago has dramatically changed Arctic climate. Scientists of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany have now for the first time reconstructed the history of Arctic climate based on records archived in ferromanganese crusts. In the past decades ferromanganese crusts have been the […]

  • 31 July 2015
    Research & Development

    The coastal upwelling of cold and nutrient-rich waters off Peru and Ecuador is significant not only for the regional fishing industry, but also for the global carbon cycle and thus for the Earth’s climate. As part of the Kiel Collaborative Research Centre 754, scientists of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel examined how […]

  • 9 October 2015
    Research & Development

    Following the commissioning of the research vessel SONNE at the end of 2014, the renewal of the German research fleet continues to receive additional support. The Chairman of the DFG Senate Commission on Oceanography and Director of the MARUM Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen, Prof. Dr. Michael Schulz, and the Director of […]

  • 13 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development

    Little known but very important for climate change: the greenhouse gases nitrous oxide and methane. For these substances, derived in large part from the ocean, there are still no uniform oceanic measurements worldwide. To change this and to build a global network of time series measurements in the ocean, an international working group has formed […]

  • 17 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Scientists of GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) at the Technical University of Denmark explain how hydrographic conditions affect the distribution of fish eggs and growth of economically important fish stocks. In the Baltic Sea, two cod stocks evolve independently. Also the juveniles of two economically […]

  • 7 October 2014
    Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    With the aim of expanding the so far only fragmentary knowledge about the processes on the seafloor of the Mediterranean and improving the risk assessment, researchers from GEOMAR and their colleagues from France and Italy have started an expedition on the German research vessel METEOR into the waters southeast of Sicily. Scientists from Italy, France […]

  • 22 July 2015
    Research & Development

    Scientists, on board Germany’s new deep-sea research vessel SONNE, lead by Professor Christian Berndt from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel discovered a previously unknown vent field with several black smokers, during expedition in Gulf of California. The field consists of at least four up to 70 meter high mounds. While investigating the seafloor […]

  • 1 August 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    The MacArtney Group announces the delivery of a CORMAC 4Stainless Steel Winch system to the Institute of Geosciences at the Christian Albrechts University of Kiel. The winch system, which was acquired through German MacArtney Group member, MBT GmbH, will be put to good use onboard various research vessels, hereunder the R/V Alkor, which is operated […]

  • 30 January 2015
    Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    50 specialists in deep-sea ecology, marine mining and deep-sea observation from 25 European research institutions met this week at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel to start the three-year research project “JPI Oceans Ecological aspects of deep-sea mining”. It aims at investigating the impact of potential ore mining on the deep-sea environment. The […]

  • 8 January 2015
    Research & Development

    Researchers from Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and Phuket Marine Biological Center observed internal waves preserving corals in the Andaman Sea. Because satellites do not detect these small-scale phenomena, local measurements are crucial for the establishment and monitoring of protected areas. 1991, 1995, […]

  • 6 April 2016
    Research & Development

    Scientists at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel trying to understand how the Earth’s surface was formed have used new technology to date lava flows at the North Kolbeinsey Ridge about 500 kilometers north of Iceland. They found evidence of large, deep-sea volcanic eruptions, which probably formed almost half of the Earth’s crust. […]

  • 20 October 2014
    Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    Based on the detailed investigation and new measurement technology described by a research team led by GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, the turnover of organic matter and nutrients at the sea floor as well as future changes within the dynamic ecosystem can be better assessed. Although the waters of the North Sea exchange […]

  • 21 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    In “World Ocean Review 3”, maribus has published a profound analysis of the opportunities and risks associated with the use of the oceans. The study was conducted in cooperation with the cluster of excellence “The Future Ocean” in Kiel, Germany.  The hunger of mankind for raw materials continues unabated. Oil consumption has doubled since the […]

  • 6 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development

    The Croatian/Canadian biologist Dr. Elizabeta Briski studies the question whether species from certain regions have inherent advantages over other species in colonizing new ecosystems. For her research she has been awarded with the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The Croatian/Canadian scientist Elizabeta Briski has been awarded the Sofja Kovalevskaya Award of […]

  • 20 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Saturday, 21 June, is “Ocean Sampling Day.” Marine scientists will take water samples at over 170 locations worldwide to investigate the distribution and genetic diversity of microorganisms in the water. Also scientists from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Kiel University and the joint Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean” will participate in […]

  • 20 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    New research shows the first observed reduction in lead concentrations in the surface waters of the seas around Europe since the phasing out of leaded petrol. Lead has no biological function, and is toxic to humans and marine organisms. The study, published in Geophysical Research Letters, is based on samples of the Celtic Sea taken […]