Yesterday the new German research vessel SONNE left the port of Bremerhaven for sea trials which will take place off the North Sea island of Helgoland. MARUM scientists will tests the new sea floor drill rig MARUM-MeBo200. The German public TV reports live.
In its early online edition the US-based science journal PNAS now published a paper by Dr. Lars Wörmer and colleagues. The team of researchers introduced a novel technique for accessing complex information about past environments with very high temporal resolution.
In a study, which is now published online in the magazine Nature Geoscience, MARUM scientists proved that the uplift of African mountain regions over the last 12 million years caused changes in the wind system at the South-West African coast and so intensified the upwelling of deep water in the Benguela system.
All in all 29 young scientists from 15 countries are visiting ECORD Summer School 2014, which took place at the MARUM from Sept. 22nd until Oct. 2nd. Themed "Subseafloor Biosphere: Current Advances and Future Challenges" this year’s Summer School addressed the latest developments in the investigation of the deep marine biosphere.