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.
IOW has adapted its operations to the current Corona situation as follows:
Many of our staff still work from home. Therefore, the best way to reach us is by telephone or e-mail.
In particular, we ask service providers or suppliers to contact their respective client at the IOW by either phone or e-mail. We ask for your patience in case of any delays in processing.
Access to the building for guests and students is only possible with explicit permission and by registration of contact details. In all public spaces of the IOW, the established distance and hygiene rules continue to apply, such as the wearing of protective medical masks.
The IOW maintains the right to reintroduce mandatory testing of visitors or to prohibit access altogether if the situation deteriorates. The institute management will announce this here.