to the website of the Leibniz-Institute of Atmospheric Physics e.V. at the University Rostock (IAP). The Institute has been founded in 1992 and is member of the research association 'Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (WGL)'. The institute is located near the Baltic Sea resort Kühlungsborn and owns a separate site on the island Rügen, close to Juliusruh. In addition IAP is a major partner of the ALOMAR observatory in northern Norway. By June 2014, a total of 84 persons are employed at IAP including 15 Ph.D. students. As associated institute of the University Rostock it is part of the teaching programme in physics.

The Leibniz-Institute is one of the German main centers for Middle Atmosphere research and operates active cooperations with several international research organizations. The most important scientific topics at IAP are

  • exploration of the mesosphere and lower thermosphere
  • coupling of atmospheric layers
  • long-term changes in the middle atmosphere

The scientific and technical aims of the IAP are described in the Scientific Framework Program.


Leibniz-Institute of Atmospheric Physics
e.V. at the University Rostock
Schlossstraße 6
18225 Kühlungsborn
Tel.: +49 38293 680
Fax: +49 38293 6850
Internet: www.iap-kborn.de

Succesfull start of WADIS-2 rocket

(09 March 2015) "We successfully launched the WADIS-2 payload at 01:44 UTC." This message of the project leader... more

ROMIC-Meeting May 2015

The next ROMIC-Meeting takes place in Kühlungsborn from 28. to 29. May 2015. more

Family friendly science

Certificate berufundfamilie (career and family) issued (15 January 2015) A family-friendly personnel policy... more

Visit of Leibniz president

Science quality determines the institute's value (29 Sep 2014) The visit of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Kleiner... more

New www.iap-kborn.de

New www.iap-kborn.de (08 Sep 2014) The new IAP website was launched right now and offers information for scientists, students and the interested public... more

Start for ROMIC

Start of BMBF research program ROMIC (29 Jul 2014) After long and careful preparation... more

First stone laying for extension

First stone laying for the extension building (18 Jun 2014) More space for science was needed... more

URSI award to Svenja Sommer

Young scientists award of URSI to Svenja Sommer (01 May 2014) Svenja Sommer, PhD student at IAP, ... more

New research program ROSMIC

International research program ROSMIC established (01 May 2014) SCOSTEP, the world-wide leading science organization in the field of solar-terrestrial research, ... more

GRL cover with NLCs

GRL cover with noctilucent clouds (31 Dec 2013) As front-page story of an IAP article... more

Information for the parliament

Parliamentary information evening in Schwerin (01 Nov 2013) The five Leibniz institutes in Mecklenburg-Westpommerania invited to Schwerin castle... more

New head of radar department

Jorge L. Chau new head of the radar department (01 Nov 2013) From Peru to the Baltic Sea shore... more