GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel

Das GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel ist eine der führenden Einrichtungen auf dem Gebiet der Meeresforschung in Europa. Aufgabe des Instituts ist die Untersuchung der chemischen, physikalischen, biologischen und geologischen Prozesse im Ozean und ihre Wechselwirkung mit dem Meeresboden und der Atmosphäre. Schwerpunktthemen sind dabei der Ozean im Klimawandel, der menschliche Einfluss auf marine Ökosysteme, marine Ressourcen sowie die Plattentektonik und marine Naturgefahren.

Spannende Vielfalt der Geowissenschaften

17.07.2014/Kiel. Eigentlich haben sie Sommerferien, trotzdem drücken 20 Schülerinnen und Schüler... [mehr...]

Warum ist das Wasser plötzlich so kalt?

08.07.2014/Kiel. Gleiter sind autonome Messsonden, die im offenen Ozean auf beliebigen Kursen... [mehr...]

Tagebuch des Vulkanismus im Eis

06.07.2014/Kiel. Einem internationalen Forscherteam unter Beteiligung des GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrums... [mehr...]

Morning duties

It is 5 in the morning and your cell phone is trying to wake you up. Well, actually the clocks were set one hour earlier, as or cruise has brought us now considerably to the east. The three shifts for the crew members (12:00-4:00, 4:00-8:00, 8:00-12:00, both am and pm) were equally shortened by twenty […]

Biologist`s lab routine sailing tropical waters

After one week on the ship we will soon sample our 29th underway sampling and our 12th CTD station at 7°20’ S 66° E. This week has been very busy and we hardly slept, but we are excited about the results of our first experiments on board. We – the “biologists” – try to get […]

Surface drifter?

After a spontaneous preparation phase, we were ready to deploy the surface drifter on the evening of July 28. Surface drifter? The drifter consists of three parts: a floating buoy (looking like an oversized spear used for fishing); a 6 m long rope connecting the buoy to a 5 m long sack; and, at its […]


Game Programme: Tropical Fish Cause Trouble as Climate Change Drives Them Toward the Poles

Climate change, local extinction, bioinvasions, niche shifts.... We would be interested in YOUR opinion. Please share your knowledge here by leaving your comment about this article!


Game Programme: Dolphins Banda Islands

A little bit more from the marine mammals section: this beautiful video was taken at the Banda islands, a group of islands in Indonesia that have become the favorite spot of some of our Indonesia-affiliated GAME alumni. The Banda islands are also part of a rubbish program organized by the German association Marine Conservation South East Asia e.V. ( that was founded by the GAME alumni Mareike Huhn. The dolphins in the video are Melon headed whales. They can often been seen in groups of hundreds around Banda. Let's hope that they won't have to feed on plastic in the future and can continue swimming in crystal-clear water like in the clip!


Game Programme: Erstes Foto: Buckelwal lebt offenbar schon länger in der Ostsee - SPIEGEL ONLINE

A humpback whale has been photographed not far from the place that the GAME students visit during their Baltic Sea excursion in spring. Let's hope it stays until next year...


Game Programme: Photos of the Multimar Wattforum anniversary

Last Saturday, the Multimar Wattforum in Tönning celebrated its 15th anniversary with lots of special maritime activities for the visitors. The information center belongs to the Schleswig-Holstein Wad


Game Programme: Team Brazil and the World Cup

The latest GAME team blog is online! Read about science in the time of football at:



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