Wadden Sea World Heritage Summer School 2018
The Wadden Sea World Heritage Summer School is a joint initiative of three research institutes, namely NIOZ, AWI and ICBM, as well as the Waddenacademie.
[18.08. - 31.08.18] Flyer:Flyer Summer School 2108


Dr. Holger Freund, head of the ICBM research group Geoecology, has been elected chair at the annual general meeting of the German Mellumrat society. The election took place on 10 March at the Dangast National Park House in the village of Dangast, Germany.

Prof. Dr. Oliver Zielinski and Dr. Katharina Pahnke-May, (both ICBM), have been appointed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the German Research Foundation (DFG) as members of the newly established „Review Panel Research Vessels“. 


Video-Portal on YouTube

Travelling Exhibition, with participation of ICBM, started on 27 September 2017

Latest News

"Mouse-Team" at ICBM

German famous children’s TV programme „Broadcast with the Mouse“ visited ICBM this week. On a story around marine litter, video shooting took place last wednesday (11.07.) at the Wilhelmshaven site of the institution as well as near Schillig. The programme is expected to be broadcast on German TV ARD in late summer.

09.08.2018 – ICBM

Degradation products of life in different waterbodies more uniform than previously thought

The oceans contain huge amounts of carbon, originating from the degradation of living organisms and their excretions. The structure of these carbon compounds and their possible role in climate change remain widely unknown to date. Marine chemists Dr. Maren Zark and Prof. Dr. Thorsten Dittmar at the University of Oldenburg have made an important step forward with their results, recently published in the scientific journal Nature Communications: A commonly spread portion of these compounds is very likely to share the same structures, independent from its origin in lakes, rivers, the open ocean or even continental sources. more

31.07.2018 – ICBM

To draw on unlimited resources, dyed blue

Some small blue copepods in the nutrient rich thin layer at marine surfaces apparently protect themselves against sun and visibility by predators by their particular blue stain. An international team around ICBM researchers Dr. Janina Rahlff (now University Duisburg-Essen) and Dr. Mariana Ribas Ribas investigated the tiny crustaceans by means of a research katamaran and a novel spectral camera equipped drone. more

18.06.2018 – ICBM

DFG Funding for Biodiversitists

Big success for German biodiversity scientists: The scientific project DynaCom, chaired by the head of ICBM research group Planktology and founding director of Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity at the University of Oldenburg (HIFMB), Prof. Dr. Helmut Hillebrand, will be funded with three million euros by the DFG (German Research Foundation) in the three years to come. more



  • 18.08.2018 - 31.08.2018: Wadden Sea World Heritage Summer School 2018»
  • 12.09.2018 - 14.09.2018: Youmares 9»

    YOUMARES: . . YOUMARES was organised for the first time in 2010 as network meeting for YOUng MArine RESearchers. Within the German Society for Marine Research (DGM) the Working Group on Studies and Education was founded to organise that yearly event. Since 2010 YOUMARES has developed into the largest meeting for young marine scientists in Germany. It is now well-known among young researchers as an excellent platform to present results in a professional atmosphere that, at the same time, still manages to avoid the sometimes overwhelming character of established scientific meetings. The concept is to exchange ideas in an easy-to-talk-to group of similar minds. In other words, it has grown up while remaining young at heart.

  • 08.10.2018: ICBM PhD Day

Real time data Spiekeroog

Last probe 20.08.2018 00:56
Air temperature18.6° C
Air pressure1014 hPa
Water temperature19.8° C
Wind speed8.6m/s
Wind directionSW 203.0°