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A salt water inflow of astonishing dimensions

Season´s greetings from the North Sea turned out to be the third largest salt water inflow since beginning of oceanographic observations in the Baltic Sea.


Measuring a major salt water inflow in realtime

For the second time this year, the deep water of the Baltic Sea is ventilated by North Sea water which is rich in oxygen. According to the Warnemünde oceanographers, the on-site findings let hope for record breaking dimensions.


What happens to the NAO?

Recent statistical analyses reveal loss of predictability

A recently published article in the journal „frontiers in ecology and evolution“ by Joachim Dippner, Caroline Möller and Ingrid Kröncke showed by statistical analyses that the close coupling between climatic and biological data as it was valid for the period between 1977 – 2000 no longer is detectable in the following years.


„Science Camp Warnemünde 2014“: Getting school students to marine science

The Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW) and the UNESCO school project  „Baltic Sea Project“ (BSP)  invited 50 school students and 10 teachers from Denmark, Estonia and Germany to join the „Science Camp 2014“ from September 15-19 in Warnemünde.


BALTIC 2014: Baltic Sea Geologists meet in Warnemünde

Following an invitation of the marine geologists from the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research around 100 scientists out of all Baltic Sea countries will meet from September 9 to 11 at the BALTIC 2014, the 12th Colloquium on Baltic Sea Marine Geology, to exchange their latest results and to discuss new insights.


A small wave of relief

Recent readings of the IOW reveal: Oxygen-rich saltwater from the North Sea has entered the Central Baltic Sea and there, for the first time since 2003, has displaced hydrogen sulfide in the deep water.


More precise sensors to identify ocean acidification in the Baltic Sea

The new European project PINBAL aims at the development of a spectrophotometric pH-measurement system for monitoring in the Baltic Sea


Aarhus University honours Hans Burchard

The Aarhus University confers on Hans Burchard the title "Honorary Professor" for the coming five years.


The State of the Baltic Sea in 2013: Annual assessment of the physical and chemical data finalized

Even the hurricane „Xaver“ did not end the stagnation period effecting the bottom water of the Baltic Proper


Piggyback pathogens? The new Leibniz network MikrOMIK is dedicated to studying the potential danger of marine microplastics

Are marine microplastics the ideal medium for spreading germs, for example Vibrio? A comprehensive 12-institute consortium led by the Warnemünde environmental microbiologist Matthias Labrenz will pursue this question over the next three years.