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Learn About the Sea

Whether you are interested in the world’s oceans or in the Baltic Sea at our doorstep, at IOW you will find interesting, informative and enjoyable information about the sea.

The Profile of the Baltic Sea provides basic information on the largest body of brackish water in the world.

Our educational programs are addressed at students, teachers, or anyone else who is curious.

You can send us your questions about the sea —or browse a list of answers to past questions.

Do you want to know about the work aboard a research ship? Please view “With Us on the Sea” and learn about oceanographic research aboard our research ships “Merian,” “Sonne” and “Humboldt.”

Unter der Leitung von Prof. Dr. Gregor Rehder, Meereschemiker am IOW, startete am 2. März 2008 das deutsche Forschungsschiff SONNE von Guam (USA) im zentralen Pazifik in das ostchinesische Meer.

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