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.

14.05.2018 – ICBM

A team from ICBM exploring the Amazon estuary

The Amazon is the largest river on Earth. About 20 per cent of the freshwater that flows from the continents into the world oceans comes from this gigantic tropical river. Together with the fluvial waters, large amounts of nutrients and plant debris are carried into the Atlantic. A recently discovered coral reef in the depths of the Atlantic and productive fish stocks directly depend on these inputs. Scientists and students from ICBM and the University UENF in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) investigate on board of the German research vessel Meteor how organic debris from the Amazon influences marine ecosystems in the Atlantic. more

24.04.2018 – ICBM

Microbes from the oceanic crust eat what is left over by others

It is known for quite some time that most bacteria of the open ocean "despise" dissolved organic matter. However, microorganisms from porous areas of the oceanic crust utilize a major part of these specific carbon compounds – most of them being excretory and decomposition products of marine algae and bacteria. The recent findings of an international study in which participated researchers of the ICBM-MPI Bridging Group Marine Geochemistry Prof. Dr. Thorsten Dittmar and Dr. Helena Osterholz, have been published in the recent issue of the scientific journal Nature Geoscience.more

18.04.2018 – ICBM

New organism from Deepwater Horizon samples

Scientists from Oldenburg, Brunswick and Chapel Hill (USA) have isolated a new bacterium from oil-contaminated marine water of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.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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Last probe 22.08.2018 01:16
Air temperature18.8° C
Air pressure1018 hPa
Water temperature20.9° C
Wind speed4.9m/s
Wind directionO 109.6°