The Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research is a research institution located in Warnemünde, Germany.
It is part of the Leibniz-Association, cooperates with the University of Rostock and was founded in 1992. Employing about 160 people the main focus lies on interdisciplinary study of coastal oceans and marginal seas, especially on Baltic Sea related oceanography. The institute is a follow-up of the former Institute of Oceanography which was part of the GDR Academy of Science.
The institute is divided in four departments: physical oceanography, marine chemistry, biological oceanography, and marine geology. Central task of the institute is fundamental research but also teaching at the universities of Rostock and Greifswald.
Official Website https://www.io-warnemuende.de/
Coordinates 54°10'46.11" N 12°4'52.978" E