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,  26 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.


Marine Science

The future of marine biodiversity under global warming

Human-induced climate change has already had a major impact on Earth's biodiversity. The habitat of many species – including those in the oceans – Is…

Marine Science

Iliana Baums appointed

Evolutionary ecologist and coral expert Prof. Dr Iliana Baums has been appointed to a joint professorship in Marine Conservation at the Institute for…



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: 12 Sep 2022)