The Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, FVB-IGB, is the largest freshwater ecology institute in Germany. IGB is part of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V., which represents eight research institutes in Berlin that focus on natural sciences, life sciences, and environmental sciences. The institutes pursue common interests as a single legal entity, while maintaining full scientific autonomy. FVB-IGB is an interdisciplinary research centre dedicated to the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge about freshwater ecosystems. Working in close partnership with the scientific community (universities and research institutes), government agencies, and the private sector guarantees the development of innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges facing freshwater ecosystems and human societies. As of 31 December 2014, 230 people were employed at FVB-IGB, including 90 scientists, 48 PhD students, 88 non-academic staff members and 4 apprentices.
FVB-IGB leads WP7, Forecasting Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Provision, and take the freshwater area lead. In addition, FVB-IGB contributes to WP4, Drivers of Change and Pressures on Aquatic Ecosystems, and WP5, Causalities between Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functions and Services, in important forecasting working steps, as well as to WP6, Information Platform, and WP8, Ecosystem-based Management towards Policy Objectives. Support in GIS, data storage experience.