Institute record of Sea Station Helgoland

Information

Type
Organization
Type
https://marineinfo.org/ns/institutes/types
Name
Sea Station Helgoland
Name
Meeresstation Helgoland@de
Acronym
AWI
Parent institute
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar- and Marine Research
Address
Kurpromenade, 26111 Helgoland, Germany
Contact numbers
Telephone
+49-(0)4725-819 223
Fax
+49-(0)4725-819 283
Location
latitude
54.1846368
longitude
7.8859908
Description @en
The Biological Station Helgoland was founded in 1892 and is the oldest German Marine Research Institute. The term ‘plankton’ originated here and many species were first discovered and described here. The rocky shores around Helgoland are a biodiversity hot spot for the southern North Sea and have always attracted numerous marine scientists. From its beginnings the Biological Station was closely connected to other European Marine Stations and was part of co-operations that are still important and are being intensified.

Special collections

ENCORA

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date created: 2007-04-23
date modified: 2009-04-27