Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research
Seestrasse 15
D-18119 Rostock

Tel.: +49 (381) 5197 - 0
Fax: +49 (381) 5197 - 440


Record setting 2014

On the basis of a 25 year series of daily satellite data on the Baltic Sea´s sea surface temperate (SST), the year 2014 develops to be the warmest of this period. In the Western Baltic Sea all mean monthly values exceeded the long-term average values by 1 – 3 °C.

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Microbial “methane eaters” use gas bubbles to rise from the seafloor into the water column

Novel bubble catcher provides proof of a so far unknown transport process, with potential implications for the reduction of the greenhouse gas methane in marine environments » more

METEOR expedition focuses on biochemical processes of upwelling zones in the Baltic Sea

On July 23, the METEOR set to sea for her second big research cruise this year. Under IOW lead the German research vessel will spend the first month in the Baltic Sea. » more

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The Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Warnemünde

... is an independent research institution specializing in interdisciplinary study of coastal oceans and marginal seas. In particular, our work focuses on the Baltic Sea ecosystem. The institute is divided into four sections: physical oceanography, marine chemistry, biological oceanography, and marine geology. Our researchers also teach at the universities of Rostock and Greifswald.

Major Baltic Inflow 2014

In the list of inflow events since 1880 this inflow is the third strongest event: » more information

Foresight Symposium
“Future Coast – Europe”

October 5 – 7, 2015, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities | Abstract submission deadline: July 31, 2015

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