Director of the ICBM

Prof. Dr. Oliver Zielinski

Deputy Directors

Prof. Dr. Bernd Blasius

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Dittmar


Dr. Birte Junge

Birgit Stein
Coordinator of Adminstrative Matters


Administration and Management

Administration Office


Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment

Marine Pathogens in Climate Change

Rising water temperatures bear an increasing risk for pathogenic germs in marine environments. The German-French project ENVICOPAS, headed by Gunnar Gerdts (Alfred-Wegener-Institut – Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Heligoland site), investigates the impact of climate change on pathogenic marine microorganisms. Also involved is ICBM professor Dr. Ulrike Feudel, as well as further members of her research group Theoretical Physics/Complex Systems. They are working on prediction models for pathogens in marine water.More

Real time data Spiekeroog

Last probe 22.09.2018 09:09
Air temperature11.7° C
Air pressure1012 hPa
Water temperature16.3° C
Wind speed9.1m/s
Wind directionS 177.1°



  • 08.10.2018: ICBM PhD Day
  • 24.10.2018 17:00:00: Kolloqium: The evolution and revolution of fatty acid synthesis: How aquaculture will fe ...
    Dr. David Murray (Centre of Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK)
  • 01.11.2018 16:00:00: Kolloqium: TBA
    Lukas Meysick (Åbo Akademi University Turku, Finland)
  • 07.11.2018 17:00:00: Kolloqium: Functional resilience in tropical marine communities , Bremen)
    Dr. Sebastian Ferse (Leibniz Zentrum für Marine Tropenforschung (ZMT)
  • 21.11.2018 17:00:00: Kolloqium: Hydrothermal systems at shallow volcanic arcs and their role for the fluxes ...
    Prof. Dr. Andrea Koschinsky-Fritsche (Department of Physics and Earth Sciences, Jacobs University, Bremen)
  • 05.12.2018 17:00:00: Kolloqium: Predation and defense in a microbial world
    Prof. Dr. Thomas Kiørboe (National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark)
  • 19.12.2018 17:00:00: Kolloqium: Transparent exopolymer particles in the global ocean: Carbon export and gen ...
    Dr. Isabel Reche (University of Granada, Granada, Spain)
  • 16.01.2019 17:00:00: Kolloqium: The melting of Greenland Ice Sheet and its impact on coastal ecosystems
    Dr. Lorenz Meire (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Yserke, The Netherlands)
  • 30.01.2019 17:00:00: Kolloqium: Microplastics in reservoirs - colonization and biogeochemical processes
    PD Dr. Katrin Wendt-Potthoff (Department Lake Research Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Magdeburg)

Travelling Exhibition, with participation of ICBM, started on 27 September 2017

Staff News

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has appointed Dr. Oliver Wurl, head of ICBM Research Group Sea Surfaces, as one of three DFG-representatives for the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR).  Being convened in 1957 by the former International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU), the interdisciplinary panel promotes international scientific efforts in all fields of marine sciences. National sponsoring bodies, such as DFG, delegate scientists for reviewing the activities supported by SCOR.

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