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:
A jigsaw puzzle made of ancient dust
From a South Pacific expedition, a research team led by geoscientist Dr Torben Struve brought back a research object which had travelled far before…more
First ICBM-Hyperspectral Float Deployed in the Mediterranean
Recently, scientists deployed a so-called BGC float of the ICBM research group Marine Sensorsystems in the Mediterranean, between Nizza and the island…more
Between lab bench and coral reefs
As of late, the ICBM research group Environmental Biochemistry presents itself in a video short portrait. Prof. Dr. Peter Schupp, head of the group,…more
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…more
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…more
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…more
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…more
Slimy remnants and excretions of marine organisms form a wafer-thin surface layer almost everywhere on the global oceans. This delicate pellicle is…more