Visiting Scientists

Two laboratories are available for guest researchers at the AWI Sylt. Both are equipped with microscopes (stereo/binocular), scales, fresh and seawater access, freezers, drying ovens and fume hoods.

In addition to the basic facilities outlined above, visiting scientists that are directly collaborating with an AWI Sylt researcher have access to

  • the nutrient analysis
    (e.g. autoanalyser, C/N analyser, muffle furnaces, spectrometers, salinometers)
  • micro- and molecular biology laboratories
    (e.g. clean bench, shaking incubator, PCR, real-time PCR, and QIAxcel capillary electrophoresis)
  • temperature-constant rooms equipped with CO2 supply
  • outdoor mesocosms comprising of twelve 1,800 l replicate tanks to simulate ocean warming and acidification under various tidal conditions.

List is the home port of the AWI`s state-of-the-art research vessel MYA II that can be used for short research cruises to take pelagic or benthic samples. The ship is additionally equipped with a wet lab, IT desk for data uploading, Ferrybox, ADCP (acoustic doppler current profile), BIOSONIC (biomass echo sounder), and a multibeam echo sounder.


Registrations for short research cruises with RV Mya II via the scientific research vessel coordination: mya.schedule(at)

Contact Person
Visiting Scientists Sylt

Dr Lisa Shama

Technical Assistance
Visiting Scientists Sylt

Timm Kress

Scientific Coordinator

Dr Finn Mielck