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Microplastic pollution of the Baltic Sea

New insights into behaviour, sinks and reduction measures. In order to assess the impact of microplastics on the oceans, it is necessary to know their quantity and their behaviour in…

‘Missing Ice Problem’ Finally Solved

During glacial periods, the sea level falls, because vast quantities of water are stored in the massive inland glaciers. To date, however, computer models have been unable to reconcile sea-level…

A framework to better predict extreme rainfall events in Mediterranean countries

A new study identifies nine specific large-scale weather patterns that influence extreme precipitation over the Mediterranean. Making use of this connection between localized extremes and large-scale weather variability can help…

The melting of large icebergs is a key stage in the evolution of ice ages

A new study, in which the Andalusian Earth Sciences Institute (IACT) (CSIC-UGR) participated, has described for the first time a key stage in the beginning of the great glaciations and…

New joint pro­ject TRIPLE-MoDo

Bre­men con­sor­tium de­vel­ops in­nov­at­ive dock­ing sys­tem for un­der­wa­ter robots. How can in­ac­cess­ible places on the Earth, such as the deep sea, as well as those on other plan­ets be in­vest­ig­ated?…

Dual character of excitons in the ultrafast regime: atomic-like or solid-like?

Excitons are quasiparticles which can transport energy through solid substances. This makes them important for the development of future materials and devices – but more research is needed to understand…

Aquaculture drives spread of antibiotic resistance in the ocean

Researchers led by assistant professor Dr. Jörn Petersen of the Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH have for the first time investigated the relevance of antibiotic…

MARLIT, artificial intelligence against marine litter

Litter that floats and pollutes the ocean Floating sea macro-litter is a threat to the conservation of marine ecosystems worldwide. The largest density of floating litter is in the great…

The Arctic Ocean was covered by a shelf ice and filled with freshwater

Scientists from Alfred Wegener Institute: “We need to have a fresh look at the role of the Arctic Ocean.” The Arctic Ocean was covered by up to 900 m thick…

Potentially toxic plankton algae may play a crucial role in the future Arctic

Plankton algae that supplement photosynthesis by eating other algae and bacteria may play a crucial role in the future Arctic. As the sea ice shrinks in the Arctic, the plankton…

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