Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment

The Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) is an interdisciplinary Institute at the University of Oldenburg with locations in Oldenburg and Wilhelmshaven. It is the only university institute in Lower Saxony that covers broad areas of marine sciences, both in research and in teaching. Currently, more than 20 working groups of various scientific disciplines - including biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and engineering - belong to the institute. ICBM operates the coastal observatory Spiekeroog and is the home institute of the research vessel SONNE.


For the first time since the whaling ban began, researchers and filmmakers have observed larger aggregations of southern fin whales in Antarctica. Photo: Dan Beecham
Marine Science

Fin whales back in Antarctica

For the first time since whaling was banned, a team of researchers and filmmakers has documented large groups of fin whales in the Southern Ocean. The…

Einige fossile Exemplare der Steinkoralle Desmophyllum dianthus[Foto: Eleni Anagnostou]
Marine Science

Stronger circulation in the Pacific during the Ice Age

Data from cold water corals point to changes in the global ocean circulation system during the last glacial period, an international team led by…



News from DAM

Pilot missions of the DAM to study impact of bottom trawling on marine protected areas in the North Sea and Baltic Sea


ICBM Time Series Station

(Changed: 30 May 2022)