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.

20.04.2017 – ICBM

Gentoo penguins in Antarctica were decimated by volcanic eruptions

One of the largest colonies of gentoo penguins in Antarctica was decimated by volcanic eruptions several times during the last 7,000 years according to a new study. Together with an international team of researchers, led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), experts of the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) of the University of Oldenburg studied ancient penguin guano and found the colony came close to extinction several times due to ash fall from the nearby Deception Island volcano. Their results are published in Nature Communications. More only in German more

01.04.2017 – ICBM

Oliver Zielinski: New Director of the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment

Oldenburg. Prof. Dr. Oliver Zielinski, University lecturer for marine sensor systems, is the new head of the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment at the University of Oldenburg. He replaces Prof. Dr. Bernd Blasius, who forms still part of the governing body as a deputy director, together with Prof. Dr. Thorsten Dittmar, who joined in recently as well.more

09.02.2017 – ICBM

Centre on Marine Sensor Systems presented in Hanover

Prof. Dr. Oliver Zielinski, deputy director and head of the Marine Sensors Research Group at the ICBM, presented in Hanover the plans to set up a Centre for Marine Sensor Systems in Wilhelmshaven.more



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  • 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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