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