ICYMARE 2022 BREMERHAVEN will take place in Bremerhaven from 13 to 16 September 2022! We are happy to be hosted by the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven for the conference and by the Alfred Wegener Institute – Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research AWI for the icebreaker event. Everybody is welcome to join us – no matter if you would like to present your work, a poster or just come and listen to the inspiring conference program.

City of Bremerhaven & the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven

The City of Bremerhaven is characterized by its harbours. While fishing and wind power dominated in the past, Bremerhaven is changing into a science location with a variety of different research institutes.

The University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven is involved in marine research and cooperates with the local institutes to combine sciences and teaching. Some maritime institutes in Bremerhaven are:

  • AWI – Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
  • J. H. v. Thünen Institute of Fisheries Ecology
  • J. H. v. Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries
  • DLR – Institute for the Protection of Maritime Infrastructures

Further Institutes are also located in the City of Bremen:

  • MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences
  • MPI – Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology
  • ZMT – Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

We are very happy to welcome you in such a marine science-related environment close to the northern sea and we are happy to introduce some of the local institutions so you during the conference.

Map of University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven

Conference Venue

The conference will take place in building T central on the campus of the University of applied science Bremerhaven.

The University can be reached from different directions. You can use the bus stop “Hochschule Bremerhaven/Stadttheater” or “Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum”.

The bus stop “Hochschule Bremerhaven/Stadttheater” can be reached with the lines 509, 508, 502, 505, 506. It is located directly in front of one of the university buildings. Looking towards the historical Geeste-bridge, turn right and move between the buildings towards the pedestrian zone, passing buildings Z, L and K. As soon as you have reached the pedestrian zone and move to the left, you will see building T on the right side It can be recognized by its special diagonal front shape above the stairs which will lead you directly to the entrance.

The bus stop “Dt. Schifffahrtsmuseum” with the lines 501 and 511 is located on the other side of the university. The first thing to do is to move in the direction of the Kennedy bridge. You have to cross the Erich-Koch-Weser-Square straight to the pedestrian zone. Now turn right and you will see Building T.

Pictures: Jan Böllmann


University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven
An der Karlstadt 8
27568 Bremerhaven


Icebreaker Venue

The ICYMARE Icebreaker will take place from 6 to 9 PM on 13th of September in the Alfred-Wegener-Institute (AWI) in Bremerhaven.

In addition to some introducing words, social and networking activities and nice aperitifs and beverages, bathrooms will be available, as well as WiFI with eduroam, and a few sitting places.

The AWI campus encloses six building complexes and various other single buildings are distributed over the city, The main focus of this institute is polar research and the exploration of the sea where scientists of different disciplines work together multidisciplinary to investigate climate, biosystems and geosystems in a holistic approach to understand the Earth systems.

From the central station of Bremerhaven you can take several bus routes: bus route 501 up to „Weserfähre“ or bus routes 505, 506 up to „Columbusstraße/Weserfähre“ or bus routes 440, 503, 507, 528, 531, 579 up to „Elbinger Platz“. From here it is a walk of 10-15 minutes.

Additionally the bus route 510 goes directly from the central station up to „Doppelschleuse/AWI“, but just a few times per day.

Pictures: Jan Böllmann & Simon Jungblut


Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI)
Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven

Find more details on how to get to the AWI, just click HERE.