For our research we engage in a voyage through scales, from molecules and single cells to ecosystems and global cycles. Research at ICBM can be divided into four main priorities areas:
Are tipping points suitable concepts for developing environmental policies?
Environmental policy decisions are often based on so-called tipping points. A research team led by the biodiversity expert Helmut Hillebrand from the…mehr
Diving buoys with "sharpened sight"
A new pilot study within the scope of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) funded project DArgo2025 aims at diving buoys with…mehr
Towards an improved montoring of pollutant releases at sea
In an EU Project headed by ICBM marine chemist Prof. Dr. Oliver Wurl, a German-French team of scientists is going to establish a monitoring network in…mehr
How plastic litter ends up in the seas
A well-known glass recipient in the wrong place and wooden drifters brought together Dr. Rosanna Schöneich-Argent of the ICBM research group…mehr
Slimy remnants and excretions of marine organisms form a wafer-thin surface layer almost everywhere on the global oceans. This delicate pellicle is…mehr
Environmentally more friendly ships and more reliable measurements through „sea cucumber technology“?
Scientists of the ICBM research group Environmental Biochemistry, headed by Prof. Dr. Peter Schupp, investigate marine animals which manage to prevent…mehr
8 June: UN World Oceans Day
In 1992, the Government of Canada proposed setting a World Ocean day during the so-called Earth Summit (United Nations Conference on Environment and…mehr
A return trip with obstacles
Since 22 February, Prof. Dr. Bettina Meyer was on the move for science in the Southern Polar Sea aboard the Norwegian krill harvesting vessel…mehr