IGB is Germany’s largest and one of the leading international research centres for freshwaters. Our institute is a diverse and inspiring place to work and conduct research. We promote individual development at every career level and stand for lively exchange and cooperation. With more than 350 employees and guests from all over the world, we conduct research at five locations in Berlin and at Lake Stechlin (Brandenburg). IGB closely collaborates with numerous national and international universities and other partners in science and society and is a member of the Leibniz Association, which connects 96 independent public research institutes in Germany.
Research for the future of our freshwaters
Our vision is to understand aquatic systems in all their complexity and to use this research knowledge to support the sustainable management of water-based resources and ecosystems. We think: scientific findings gained through excellent research provide a basis for wise decisions. A better understanding of freshwaters and all their ecological aspects helps policy-makers and society to cope with global challenges and to manage and conserve water bodies for the benefit of people and nature.