Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment

ICBM cleans up

In the most beautiful spring weather, staff members of ICBM met in the course of the action "Oldenburg cleans up" last Friday to free the campus Wechloy and adjacent streets from garbage. A total of 16 dedicated helpers, from students to professors, filled the garbage bags which were provided by the Oldenburg waste management company. Objects such as cigarette butts, candy wrappers, plastic bags and leftovers from building materials found their way into the litter bags. Even a hat and a bicycle basket with no further use were dumped. After two hours of work, the diligent collectors met at the starting point again, having some cold drinks in a cosy atmosphere. There was mutual consent: All of them want to participate again next year.

Real time data Spiekeroog

Last probe 21.04.2019 12:32
Air temperature12.4° C
Air pressure1023 hPa
Water temperature10.4° C
Wind speed5.6m/s
Wind directionNO 62.3°


First Doctoral Representatives at ICBM

ICBM PhD representatives have recently been elected for the first time. Simone Heyen, Janina Leinberger and Philipp Wenta won the majority of the electoral votes during the ICBM PhD Day on 19 March. Assignments of the newly elected representatives range from student welfare in general  and political representation to doctoral researcher events.


Dr. Oliver Wurl appointed for professorship

Dr. Oliver Wurl, who is heading the research group „Sea Surface“ at ICBM, has been appointed for the professorship „Processes and Sensing of Marine Interfaces“ at the University of Oldenburg“.  Press Release University of Oldenburg (German only)

Dr. Katharina Pahnke-May appointed for professorship

Dr. Katharina Pahnke-May has been appointed for a professorship on „Marine Isotope Geochemistry“ at the University of Oldenburg. She is heading the respective research group at ICBM. Presse Release University of Oldenburg (German only)



  • 24.04.2019 17:00:00: Kolloqium: Recent pace of change in human impact on the world's ocean
    Prof. Dr. Benjamin Halpern (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
  • 25.04.2019 16:00:00: Kolloqium: TBA
    Kirsten Thonicke ( Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research)
  • 02.05.2019 16:00:00: Kolloqium: "Propagation of wind power induced fluctuations in power grids"
    Hauke Haehne (Institut fuer Physik, Universität Oldenburg)
  • 08.05.2019 17:00:00: Kolloqium: Coastal Oceans, CO2 and climate. Example: the North Sea
    Prof. Dr. Helmuth Thomas (Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada)
  • 22.05.2019 17:00:00: Kolloqium: Conservation & Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity in the High Seas
    Dr. Carole Durussel (Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Potsdam)
  • 28.05.2019 16:00:00: Kolloqium: Cryo-methane: Ice, Permafrost, Hydrates and Guns
    Prof. Dr. Michael J. Whiticar (School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria, Canada)
  • 05.06.2019 17:00:00: Kolloqium: Modeling the global mercury cycle
    Dr. Johannes Bieser (Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, Geesthacht)
  • 06.06.2019 16:00:00: Kolloqium: Multiple stable states and abrupt transitions in spatial ecosystems
    Sabiha Majumder (Department of Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zurich)
  • 19.06.2019 17:00:00: Kolloqium: Can Negative Emissions help mitigate climate change? What we know from Earth ...
    Dr. David Keller (GEOMAR, Helmholtz Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel, Kiel)
  • 03.07.2019 17:00:00: Kolloqium: Diversity, function and resilience in tropical marine communities
    Dr. Sebastian Ferse (Leibniz-Zentrum für Marine Tropenforschung, Bremen)
  • 28.08.2019 - 30.08.2019: Marine Microbiota»

    International Symposium of the Collaborative Research Center Roseobacter

  • 17.09.2019 - 18.09.2019: Wissenschaftliches Kolloquium "Makroplastik in der südlichen Nordsee"»


Abschluss März/Completed March - 2019

  • Dr. Laura Wolter
    Thesis: "Adaptations, chemical communication and chemotaxis in Rhodobacteracea associated with surface in coastal habitats."
  • Dr. Veloisa J. Mascarenhas
    Thesis: "Fjord Light Regime: bio-optical implications of physicals and biogeochemical forcings in fjordal ecosystems along coasts of Norway and Greenland."
  • Dr. Anja Reckhardt
    Thesis: "Biogeochemical dynamics and trace metal cycling in sandy beach sediments."
  • Dr. Maren Möller
    Thesis: "Early life stages of corals and their relevance for the future of coral reefs."

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

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