Baltic Sea Research Institute Warnemünde (IOW)
The Institute for Baltic Sea Reasearch in Warnemünde (IOW) is a non-university research institute, with its main focus of research on interdisciplinary oceanography in coastal and marginal seas. Emphasis is on the study of the Baltic Sea ecosystem.
The IOW is actively involved in all four major fields of marine research (Physical Oceanography, Marine Chemistry, Biological Oceanography, Marine Geology). Our top scientists hold courses at the biology, chemistry and physics departments of the University of Rostock, and at the geosciences department of the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University Greifswald.
The IOW is a member of the Science Association Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz (WGL). Its basic fundig is provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the State Ministry of Education of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Through an administrative agreement, the Federal Agency for Navigation and Hydrography has assigned the IOW to do the Baltic Sea monitoring, a measure the riparian states committed to in the Helsinki Convention.