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  1. 15.08.2017

    Like small blenders in the sea: offshore wind turbines

    Along Germany’s coast they seem to sprout up like mushrooms: offshore wind farms. Dozens of wind turbines, each over 100 meters tall, produce renewable electricity for our households. But do these farms disturb marine ecosystems? Or do they actually have a positive effect?

  2. 21.10.2015

    Ocean salinity – the key to the global water cycle?

    Last week, about 80 oceanographers from around the globe gathered at Hamburg’s Museum für Völkerkunde to discuss the latest findings on “salinity and freshwater changes in the ocean.” The four-day conference was organized by DFG Research Group 1740 “Atlantic Freshwater Cycle,” which is coordinated...

  3. 03.09.2014

    Ecosystem North Sea: Valuable Data in Record Time

    Small, but plentiful: Minuscule water organisms–commonly known as plankton–are drifting with the rhythm of ocean currents. These organisms can tell oceanographers a lot about the North Sea’s ecosystem. On their latest expedition, fisheries scientists from the Center for Earth System Research and...