30 years of ICBM
It was a good cause for a celebration at the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment: The ICBM has become 30 years old. What began with a new concept for interdisciplinary research of the North Sea and Wadden Sea, has evolved into an internationally active institution. Today, the ICBM takes an eminent position as the only universitary marine research institute in Lower Saxony.
Where Microalgae Sun Themselves And Carbon Dioxide Vanishes
Researchers from Oldenburg and Geesthacht investigate plankton distribution and gas exchange
Oldenburg. In the face of climate change it's getting increasingly important to understand how carbon dioxide ends up in the oceans. A considerable portion of CO2 is converted by near to surface living microorganisms, microalgae in the first place. Eleven scientists from Oldenburg, accompanied by a colleague from Geesthacht, aboard RV HEINCKE are going to elucidate how the so-called phytoplankton is distributed at the sea surface and what influences this distribution.
More than a year after deployment, the SeaCycler, a prototypic and technically sophisticated marine sensor device, was fished up by the German research vessel Maria S. Merian from the Labrador Sea – much to the delight of scientists from Canada (Dalhousie University and Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO)), Germany (ICBM) and the US (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla).
A delegation of five scientists from the ICBM working group Marine Sensor Systems attended the Oceans ‘17 conference (60th OCEANS conference) in Aberdeen, Great Britain from 19th June to 22nd June 2017. OCEANS ‘17 is a conference with about 500 participants presenting their papers, submitted beforehand. The diversity of 12 parallel sessions over two full days ranged from technical sessions, modelling sessions, show cases up to application examples presented in 15-minute talks plus 5 minutes of discussion.
It has a size of just six centimeters and yet it plays a large role in the Antarctic ecosystem: the micro-crustacean Euphasia superba (Antarctic krill). Scientists have been puzzling for a long time about why the krill stocks vary significantly again and again. An international team of scientists headed by Prof. Dr. Bernd Blasius, Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) of the University of Oldenburg, and Prof. Dr. Bettina Meyer, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and ICBM, found out in a recent study: above all, it is the competition for food within the population which is responsible for the fluctuations.
Director of the ICBM
Prof. Dr. Oliver Zielinski
Dr. Birte Junge
Real time data Spiekeroog
|Air temperature||15.6° C|
|Air pressure||1009 hPa|
|Water temperature||18.6° C|
|Wind direction||NW 326.1°|
07. September 2017 - 08. September 2017
Jubiläum: 15 Jahre Dauermessstation am ICBM