The IOW 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.
Due to the corona pandemic, the IOW has converted its operations so that, with the exception of a few people who maintain emergency operations, all employees work from home. This regulation is valid until April 19, 2020.