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Overview

The Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research (Leibniz-Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde, IOW) was founded in 1992 on the recommendation of the German Council of Science and Humanities. It succeeded the Institute for Oceanography, Warnemünde, which was the premiere oceanographic research institute of the German Democratic Republic's German Academy of Sciences. Today, the institute is a member of the Leibniz Association (Leibniz-Gemeinschaft, WGL). The institute's facilities are financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Ministry of Education. IOW's research program focuses on coastal oceans and marginal seas, with a particular emphasis on the ecosystem of the Baltic Sea.

Director of the institute is Prof. Dr. Ulrich Bathmann.

IOW by the numbers

As of December 31, 2015, IOW employed 219 people, 112 of them research personnel (all numbers in full-time equivalents). The total budget for 2015 was 21,9 million Euros, of which 13,6 million Euros was received from federal and state sources; the remaining 8,3 million Euros were paid to IOW as research grants or as reimbursements for necessary expenditures.

Oversight and advisory council

Wissenschaftlicher Beirat
Scientific Advisory Board

Chair:
Prof. Dr. C. Humborg

Universität Stockholm, Institut für angewandte Naturwissenschaften
Stockholm University, Department of Applied Science, NEST Institute

Direktor
Director

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Bathmann

 

Stellv. Direktor
Vice Director

Prof. Dr. Detlef Schulz-Bull

Kuratorium
Board of Governors

Chair:
W. Venohr

Ministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur
Ministery for Education, Science and Kulture
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Wissenschaftlicher Rat
Scientific Council

Chair:
Dr. Volker Mohrholz

Verwaltung
Administration

Head:
Beatrix Blabusch

Personalrat
Staff Council

Chair:
Dr.rer.nat. Torsten Seifert
Disabled-employee officer: Siegfried Gust

Ombudsmann
Ombudsman

Chair:
Dr. Thomas Neumann

Stabsabteilung Wissenschaftsmanagement
Scientific Management and Communication

Head:
Dr. Barbara Hentzsch

Gleichstellungsbeauftragte
Equal Opportunity Officer

Prof. Dr. Joanna J. Waniek /
Dipl.-Phys. Monika Gerth

Sektionen / Departments

Marine Geologie /
Marine Geology


Head:
Prof. Dr. Helge Arz

Deputy:
Prof. Dr. Michael E. Böttcher

Meereschemie /
Marine Chemistry


Head:
Prof. Dr. Detlef Schulz-Bull

Deputy:
Prof. Dr. Gregor Rehder

Physikalische Ozeanographie /
Physical Oceanography

Head:
Prof. Dr. Markus Meier

Deputy:
Prof. Dr. Hans Burchard

Biologische Meereskunde /
Biological Oceanography

Head:
Prof. Dr. Heide Schulz-Vogt

Deputy:
Prof. Dr. Klaus Jürgens

Zentrale Einheiten / Central Units

NanoSIMS-Lab

Head:
Dr. Angela Vogts

IT-Group

Head:
Dr. Steffen Bock

Analytic Group

Head:
Prof. Dr. Detlef Schulz-Bull

Library

Head:
Olivia Diehr