During an expedition with the German research vessel MARIA S. MERIAN in the Gulf of Mexico an international team of scientists discovered one of the largest cold water coral reefs which have been known so far.
During the Annual Meeting in Houston/Texas the US American Society for Sedimentary Geology awarded Prof. Gerold Wefer with the Francis P. Shepard Medal. The society honours Wefer`s outstanding achievements in marine geology and sedimentology.
Today the directors of NIOZ, the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, and MARUM signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The partners strive mutually to develop underwater research technologies and promote training of young scientists.
Recently Nature correspondent Q. Schiermeier investigated the sinking of the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta. The Nature correspondent describes the race to protect millions of people from future flooding and refers, amongst others, to a study that MARUM researcher Till Hanebuth published last September.