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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.


The Briese Sponsorship Award for Young Marine Researchers 2013 goes to Dr. Daniel Zitterbart

The awarding of the „Briese-Preis für Meeresforschung“ (Briese Award for Marine Research) will take place for the fourth time now at the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Warnemünde, next Wednesday 19th February, 2014.


Witnesses wanted....and found

Geochemists from Warnemünde use mineral formation to decipher the conditions during the deposition of marine sediments


HELCOM workshop in Warnemünde

Experts agree on a position paper on the effects of climate change in the Baltic Sea.


IOW discovers and cultivates two previously unknown unicellular species from the Baltic Sea

IOW researchers, in collaboration with their Russian colleagues, are the first to have successfully cultivated unicellular collared flagellates from oxygen-depleted areas of the ocean. The two previously unknown species from the Baltic Sea appear to have adapted extremely well to the changing oxygen conditions of their native environment and have a cell structure that heretofore has not been observed in collared flagellates.