During an expedition with the German research vessel Polarstern off the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, an international team of scientists led by Gerhard Bohrmann discovered for the first time active methane seeps at the seafloor of the Southern Ocean. The finding was published in the Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
In a paper, which was published in the current edition of Nature magazine, Gerrit Lohmann and co-workers use coupled climate models to show that rapid warming episodes during the last glacial were controlled by gradual changes in the height of ice sheets that covered Canada, Greenland, and Scandinavia during that period.
The second and revised edition of the MARUM brochure is available now. The brochure with a print run of 8,000 copies was published both in English and German. Both versions can be downloaded from our website.
In the current edition of the journal EOS Dr. Till Hanebuth reports about an expedition on board RV MARIA S. MERIAN. In the western Barents Sea the seafloor drill rig MARUM-MeBo70 successfully cored highly consolidated glacial deposits in water depths close to 400 metres.