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Welcome to the Smart Ocean Technologies research group SOT

Our test field

Fraunhofer IGD's Digital Ocean Lab in the Baltic Sea allows to test ideas and simulation in a real environment under controlled conditions.

Our location

The research group is located in the base camp of the Ocean Technology Campus – in Rostock's freight and fishing port, directly on the Warnow and Baltic Sea.

Our multidisciplinary Fraunhofer research team is developing pioneering marine technology and new solutions for sustainable use of the oceans. As a cross-institutional research network in underwater technology, we operate in the context of the Ocean Technology Campus Rostock and benefit in particular from a nearby underwater testing ground in the Baltic Sea, the Digital Ocean Lab. More info ...


Our partners

The Fraunhofer Institutes IGD, IGP, IKTS and IOSB form the SOT research network, which is the only of its kind in Europe.


Our context

As part of the Ocean Technology Campus Rostock with its underwater test field, our group is integrated into a vibrant research ecosystem.


Our location

Rostock's cargo and fishing port is an attractive, versatile harbor located right next to the Warnow River and the Baltic Sea. This is where the research group has moved into its offices at OTC Basecamp.