News from ICBM
Headed by scientists from Oldenburg, Germany's state-of-the-art research vessel "Sonne" will again be cruising the Pacific Ocean from 26th January to 27th February 2017. 24 out of the 40 international scientists are members of the ICBM.
Prof. Dr. Helmut Hillebrand, marine biologist and biodiversity expert at the University of Oldenburg, remains in the list of highly cited scientists. He is listed together with around 3 200 scientists from 21 different research fields. In this list, there are less than 200 scientists from all over Germany, among them eight from Lower Saxony.
Prominent visitor at the ICBM of the University of Oldenburg: Federal Research Minister Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka recently visited the ICBM to learn about the most recent achievements of Oldenburg’s marine researchers.
Big success for Prof. Dr. Helmut Hillebrandt, head of the working group Planktology at the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM): At the University of Oldenburg the Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity will be set up beginning in 2017. This has recently been agreed to by the senate of the Helmholtz society. Hillebrandt and Prof. Dr. Thomas Brey, Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, jointly have been the lead applicants in charge for this project. Hillebrandt will be the director of the new institute.
"“The blue pharmacy – medicine made of marine organisms” - that is the title of an expert contribution by Prof. Dr. Peter Schupp, Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) of the University of Oldenburg. The contribution has been published on the homepage of “Science Year 2016*2017 – Seas and Oceans” and can be read here:
At the site of Wilhelmshaven, the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) will be expanded by a Lower Saxony Center for Marine Sensors with innovation labs.
During her summer trip, Gabriele Heinen-Kljajic, the Minister of Science in Lower Saxony, stopped over at the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) in Wilhelmshaven. One highlight of the visit was a tour with the research boat “Otzum” in the Jade Bay. Prof. Dr. Jörg-Olaf Wolff (right) presented the new project “Macroplastics” which investigates the distribution of plastic waste in the North Sea and will develop avoidance strategies.
In a festive ceremony Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rullkötter presented his chronicle about the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) of the University of Oldenburg to the public for the first time. In this book, the former director of the ICBM describes the institute’s way from a “cuckoo's egg to lighthouse – marine research at the University of Oldenburg”. The book, published by Isensee-Verlag, shall put a smile on the readers’ face, said Rullkötter while presenting the book to numerous guests, among them the publisher Florian Isensee, ICBM director Prof. Dr. Bernd Blasius and the deputy head of the university press office Volker Sandmann.