The current issue of the MARUM Newsletter "The ocean in depth!" is out now: News from the areas of research, underwater technology and public relations work. With this newsletter we will keep you informed biannually about developments at MARUM.
MARUM scientists engaged in the RAiN project just returned from a field trip in South-East Africa. They sampled sediments from the Limpopo and other rivers which will help to better interpret marine sediment archives off the coast and reveal the regional climatic evolution during the Late Quaternary.
Since February 1, 2015, Dr. Jan-Hendrik Hehemann has been establishing the new working group Marine Glycobiology. The cooperative effort between MARUM and the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology is funded through the Excellence Initiative and the Emmy Noether Programme.
Together with his Spanish and American colleagues MARUM scientist Dr. Oscar Romero explored how continental erosion facilitated the worldwide expansion of marine diatoms about 40 million years ago. Their results are now published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA (PNAS).