Prof. Dr. Oliver Wurl




ICBM-Center for Marine Sensors (ZfMarS)
Schleusenstr. 1
26382 Wilhelmshaven

Dr. Mariana Ribas-Ribas


ICBM-Center for Marine Sensors (ZfMarS)
Schleusenstr. 1
26382 Wilhelmshaven

Project development


Testing the simultaneous operation of both catamarans HALOBATES and GLAUCUS ATLANTICUS in the port of Bremerhaven from onboard RV Heincke and the work boat. 


One of the first deployments of the new research catamaran GLAUCUS ATLANTICUS. GLAUCUS has an automatic water sampler, which can collect 24 discrete samples from the sea-surface microlayer and underlying water.

17. - 18.10.2023

The BASS team had a follow-up meeting – discussing prrliminary results of the mesocosm study in the spring and planning further joint experiments.


Jasper Zöbelein of SP 1.5 made third place in the ICYmare poster contest with his poster about the BASS mescosmn experiment.

15.05. - 16.06.2023

The BASS team conducted a 5 week experiment in the Sea-Surface Facility at the Centre of Marine Sensors in Wilhelmshaven. 


BASS has a Scientific Advisory Board with Prof. Dr Heather Allen (The Ohio State University), Dr. Michale Cuncliffe (University of Plymouth and The Marine Biological Association UK) and Prof. Dr. Robert Upstill-Goddard (Newcastle University) as members. We welcome them to BASS and look forward to working with them.

07. - 09.02.2023

Graduate students met at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel for a training workshop on data analysis and management.

16. - 17.01.2023

BASS group met for a winter retreat at ICBM in Wilhelmshaven, and planned joint mesocosm and field studies 


The DFG Research Group BASS was presented in the 01/2023 issue of the Bunsen Magazine (

19. - 23.09.2022

The first field campaign of BASS was successfully completed off Helgoland Island in the German Bight within a joint campaign of research vessels „Senckenberg” and „Littorina” (Sept. 19-23, 2022). 

05. - 06.07.2022

BASS Kick-Off Meeting 5-6 July 2022 with visit of the University of Hamburg wind-wave tunnel.

Pressemittelung: Einblicke in die dünne Haut der Ozeane

11.05.2022: Erfolg für Oldenburger Umwelt- und Meeresforschung: DFG fördert neue Forschungsgruppe

Autonomous catamaran HALOBATES during checkout on the Jade Bay [YouTube-Video]. At present, German only

HALOBATES, the autonomous catamaran, in the field

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