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

Eddy's Coming Home

GPS equipped electronic drifters, affectionately called „Eddies“ by ICBM Research Group Marine Sensors staff, shall help to investigate the whereabouts of plastic litter in the southern North Sea within the research project „Macroplastics“ at the University of Oldenburg. One of these Eddies, after being lost for seven month, recently pitched up on the Norwegian island of Asmaløy. more

Real time data Spiekeroog

Last probe 15.11.2018 08:58
Air temperature4.5° C
Air pressure1026 hPa
Water temperature9.2° C
Wind speed5.7m/s
Wind directionO 110.6°


Dr. Melanie Behrens, staff member of Max Planck Research Group for Marine Isotope Geochemistry at ICBM, has successfully applied for an Associate Junior Fellowship of the German Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg – Institute for Advanced Study (HWK), Delmenhorst. The fellowship includes, amongst others, the possibility to bring together up to eight project partners from inland and from abroad for a one-week retreat at HWK.



  • 21.11.2018 17:00:00: Kolloqium: Functional resilience in tropical marine communities
    Dr. Sebastian Ferse (Leibniz Zentrum für Marine Tropenforschung (ZMT), Bremen)
  • 27.11.2018 16:00:00: Kolloqium: TBA
    Christopher Dibke (Organic Geochemistry), Melina Knoke (Marine Geochemistry)
  • 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)
  • 11.12.2018 16:00:00: Kolloqium: Non-conservative behavior of molybdenum and thallium induced by a phytoplankt ...
    Corinna Mori (Microbiogeochemistry)
  • 13.12.2018 16:00:00: Kolloqium: TBA
    Joeran Maerz (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Meteorologie, Hamburg)
  • 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)
  • 20.12.2018 16:00:00: Kolloqium: TBA
    Martin Rasmussen (Imperial College London, UK)
  • 08.01.2019 16:00:00: Kolloqium: Insights into rare earth element sources, input, and zonal transport in the t ...
    Melanie Behrens (Marine Isotope Geochemistry)
  • 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)
  • 22.01.2019 16:00:00: Kolloqium: Iron cycling in the Benguela upwelling system
    Maurits Halbach (Organic Geochemistry), Philipp Böning (Marine Isotope Geochemistry)
  • 24.01.2019 16:00:00: Kolloqium: TBA
    Malte Heinemann (University Kiel)
  • 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 )
  • 31.01.2019 16:00:00: Kolloqium: TBA
    Usman Mirza (Wageningen University and Research Centre, Netherlands)

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

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