Search results for: GEOMAR

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  • 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 […]

  • 9 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

     A unique summer school, named ‘From Dredging to Deep-Sea Mining’, has been underway for the past few days (July 6-10) in Freiberg, Germany. The school, organized by the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg, is aimed at improving the knowledge of students and young researchers from different countries in new promising field of human activity – deep-sea mining. It […]

  • 8 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development

    The GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel has started a long term monitoring of the Eckernförde Bay and the last three years scientists have obtained high resolution bathymetry using RV LITTORINA and RV ALKOR. Eckernfoerde Bay comprises a variety of geological, geochemical and biological features that construct a unique underwater landscape. Earlier studies have revealed […]

  • 10 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    AtlantOS, one of the largest and most ambitious marine research projects of recent decades has just started and holds its kick-off meeting, with more than 130 representatives of the project partners, from 10 to 12 June in Brussels. During this kick-off meeting the details of the work program will be presented and the overarching goals discussed. […]

  • 26 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel has coordinated the ECO2 (Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)) research project from May 2011 to April 2015. Funded by the European Union, the ECO2 project developed recommendations for the selection and monitoring of submarine storage sites as well as an approach to a sound environmental risk assessment (ERA). […]

  • 18 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    UTEC Survey, has announced the merger of NCS Survey, with its Aberdeen based operations UTEC Survey Construction Ltd to form one organization in EMEA – UTEC NCS Survey.   UTEC and NCS are both part of the Acteon group of companies which specializes in subsea services. Martin O’Carroll, CEO of UTEC Survey, said: “The consolidation […]

  • 8 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    In a new experiment with the KOSMOS mesocosms, scientists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel address key questions about the impacts of ocean acidification on the food web and biogeochemical cycling. As part of this study, which runs until the end of June in Raunefjord, Bergen (Norway), the researchers will transfer a laboratory-grown […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    As part of the preparations for the cable laying campaign MMT has completed a cable crossings survey for Kraftnät Åland. The planned submarine cable is 152 km long, and will be laid from Naantali, Finland to Juvik, Åland. The survey was planned based on a desktop survey done by MMT during the summer and autumn of […]

  • 19 January 2015

    The biology of deep-sea animals and processes of plate tectonics are actually the themes of the first expedition of the new German research vessel SONNE. Marine scientists and oceanographers have now encountered an occurrence of manganese nodules which may dwarf all previously known manganese nodule fields in the Atlantic. The discovery began with a jolting […]

  • 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, […]

  • 22 December 2014
    Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    Long-term observations indicate that the oxygen minimum zones in the tropical oceans have expanded in recent decades. The reason is still unknown. The scientists at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the Collaborative Research Centre 754 “Climate – Biogeochemical Interactions in the Tropical Ocean” have found an explanation with the help of […]

  • 5 December 2014
    Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The water temperatures on the West Antarctic shelf are rising. The reason for this is predominantly warm water from greater depths, which as a result of global change now increasingly reaches the shallow shelf. There it has the potential to accelerate the glacier melt from below and trigger the sliding of big glaciers. These data […]

  • 24 November 2014
    Research & Development

    The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is to play a leading role in the largest marine science project that the European Commission has ever funded. The €20 million AtlantOS project, due to start in January 2015, will bring together a wide spectrum of scientific disciplines from over 60 research organisations across the world in order to […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders, Research & Development

    GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) and the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) have joined forces to boost marine research activities, education and technology at Gran Canary. The three partners signed an agreement at the Presidency of the Government of the Canary Islands […]

  • 7 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    AWI deep-sea expert Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius was honoured with the special professorship of the Werner Petersen foundation. This award is worth 20 000 Euro and includes a guest professorship at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel, Germany. Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius Antje Boetius studied biology in Hamburg and at the Scripps […]

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

    Cold-water corals of the species Lophelia pertusa are able to fuse skeletons of genetically distinct individuals. On dives with JAGO, a research submersible stationed at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, scientists from Scotland and Germany made the first-ever discovery of branches of different colours that had flawlessly merged. The researchers explain, how the […]

  • 30 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

    Kongsberg Maritime Embient, with KONGSBERG partner company Contros Systems and Solutions, has been selected to develop and deliver innovative technologies and strategies for environmental monitoring during Gas Hydrate exploration and production as part of the EU ‘SUGAR’ (Submarine Gas Hydrate Reservoirs) project. Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology started the 3rd phase of the […]

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

    Scientists and engineers of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) are currently starting work on a long-term observatory with observation stations from the Norwegian Sea to the Arctic Ocean. In the coming years, the AWI researchers intend to upgrade their existing long-term observatories along this key climatological interface into […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Schlumberger Limited reported second-quarter 2014 revenue of $12.05 billion versus $11.24 billion in the first quarter of 2014, and $11.18 billion in the second quarter of 2013. Second-quarter revenue was up 7% sequentially and increased 8% year-on-year with International Area revenue of $8.09 billion growing $604 million, or 8% sequentially, while North America Area revenue […]

  • 18 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Schlumberger Limited has delivered second-quarter 2014 revenue of $12.05 billion versus $11.24 billion in the first quarter of 2014, and $11.18 billion in the second quarter of 2013. Second-quarter revenue was up 7% sequentially and increased 8% year-on-year with International Area revenue of $8.09 billion growing $604 million, or 8% sequentially, while North America Area revenue […]

  • 15 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    One of the world’s largest independent survey companies – UTEC Survey – has announced significant investment in new equipment which is about to be put to work in the South China Sea. UTEC Geomarine –a part of the UTEC Group of companies – has announced the purchase of a comprehensively instrumented DB-240 metocean buoy as […]

  • 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 […]