Biological Station Hiddensee

Remote office of the Department of Biology on the Island of Hiddensee

Research Vessel "Limanda"

Research catamaran „Limanda“ on a test trial in England. – ©Blyth Catamarans Ltd.

Since the end of 2020 the research vessel „Limanda“ was put into commission by Rostock University. It can be booked by researches of universities in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern for cruises in the shallow coastal waters. Please contact Irmgard Blindow (phone: 038300 50251, email:

The twin-hulled ship with 15 m in length, 6 m wide and a draught of 1.40 m was built by ​Blyth Catamarans Ltd., England. It sails with a crew of 2 persons and max. 12 scientists/students on board. Home port is Rostock.

More details: data sheet of research catamaran "Limanda" (PDF)

An extremely rare stonewort, recently re-discovered in a shallow coastal lagoon close to the Biological Station of Hiddensee (Chara horrida)

The Biological Station of Hiddensee, University of Greifswald, is situated in the western part of the village of Kloster on the island of Hiddensee. The station was founded during 1930 and is one of the oldest ecological institutions of Germany.

The university of Greifswald offers a wide variety of courses and excursions on this field station, but also other universities and institutions in Germany and abroad use the Biological Station for courses, seminars as well as international workshops on the beautiful island of Hiddensee. Scientists are welcome to book our accommodations, working and lab facilities for research.

Our own research focuses on ecological topics, mainly aquatic ecology and ecology of coastal dunes.

The Biological Station of Hiddensee is part of the working group “Experimental Plant Ecology” by Prof. Jürgen Kreyling (DFG Heisenberg-professorship) and is member of the German network of Biological Field Stations (Netzwerk der Biologischen Stationen Deutschlands).

WG Experimental Plant Ecology

Course building (built 1934) with seminar room and course laboratory.


Biologische Station Hiddensee

Secretariat and Management
Grit Kanneberger

Biologenweg 15
18565 Kloster

Telefon +49 (0)38300 50251