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.

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

31.05.2017 – ICBM

Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity officially founded

To close research gaps and build a scientific basis for marine protection – these are the aims of the Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity. On 31st May 2017, the institute was founded officially at the University of Oldenburg. The university and Bremerhaven’s Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) will combine and expand their research excellence in this field. Initially eleven existing research groups from the University of Oldenburg and AWI will work together at the institute, six of them from the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) and Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences (IBU), and five from the AWI. more


Research like Darwin's

Research under sail – ICBM scientists of the University of Oldenburg currently have this opportunity aboard the two-masted schooner AMAZONE. In cooperation with the faculty for Maritime Studies of the University of Applied Sciences Emden-Leer, students of both academies are being trained in the Baltic sea. Climate protection and green research are the background for the measurements of the ICBM scientists. 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

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