Low oxygen eddies open up new views on the Atlantic Ocean

Field work at CVOO revealed unknown biological processes in the open Atlantic. The study has recently been published in the international scientific journal Biogeosciences.[more]

Category: Islandia, Projects


New paper: Dead zones in the open Atlantic at CVOO discovered

A team of German and Canadian researchers have discovered areas with extremely low levels of oxygen in the tropical North Atlantic, several hundred kilometres off the coast of West Africa. The levels measured in these ‘dead...[more]

Category: GEOMAR, General


Ocean Science Centre Mindelo - laying of first stone on the Cape Verde Islands

After nearly two years of planning and coordination work, the construction of the “Ocean Science Centre Mindelo” (OSCM), a scientific platform for marine and atmospheric research off West Africa, can finally start. The building...[more]

Category: Projects, INDP, GEOMAR


Sea turtles’ first days of life: A sprint and a ride towards safety

Scientists follow hatchlings from Cape Verde with tiny acoustic transmitters[more]

Category: Projects, GEOMAR


First preparatory steps towards construction of the Ocean Science Center Mindelo

After a long phase of finalizing the detailed planning, the call for tenders for construction of the OSCM started on 7 February 2014. A month later, on 7 March, 13 companies interested in this project were invited to visit...[more]


Glider swarm survey at CVOO

Right after New Year’s Day a team of GEOMAR and INDP scientists and technicians have successfully deployed a pair of two oceanographic SLOCUM gliders. The two gliders were prepared on land at INDP and later deployed from RV...[more]

Category: Projects, GEOMAR


Hunting Mesoscale Eddies

A new multi-facetted and interdisciplinary research project was recently launched at CVOO. The project investigates biogeochemical and ecological processes within mesoscale water masses, so-called eddies, in the vicinity of...[more]

Category: Projects

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