30 years of ICBM

Photo: Simone Wiegand

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.


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Where Microalgae Sun Themselves And Carbon Dioxide Vanishes

Forschungsschiff HEINCKE während eines Hafenaufenthaltes.
Research vessel Heincke in a harbour [Photo: S. Riexinger, ICBM]

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.

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17.07.2017 – ICBM

RV Maria S. Merian recovers Hi-Tech Sensor Device

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).more

19.06.2017 – ICBM

ICBM Scientists at OCEANS ’17 in Aberdeen

The German ICBM delegation at OCEANS '17, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

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. more

07.06.2017 – ICBM

Small krill plays large role

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.more


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Last probe 12.07.2017 15:43
Air temperature15.6° C
Air pressure1009 hPa
Water temperature18.6° C
Wind speed12.7m/s
Wind directionNW 326.1°


07. September 2017 - 08. September 2017   Jubiläum: 15 Jahre Dauermessstation am ICBM
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