International Cooperation

The staff of the staff unit "International Cooperation" serves the international cooperation of the AWI and supports the initiation of new international collaborations and projects. On request, international contacts are arranged as well. International Cooperation Agreements of the AWI are established and maintained in the International Cooperation Unit. In addition, the staff represents the institute as partner in international projects dealing with research coordination or infrastructure development within the EU. This includes the projects EUROFLEETS 2, SIOS and EUAIA.
 
Contact
Dr. Nicole Biebow

Postal adress
Department for International Cooperation
Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven / Germany
+49 (0)471 4831-1011

Office of Environmental Policy

The Office of Environmental Policy in the Directorate is responsible for the positioning and integration of the AWI in environmental policy processes at the international level and within the framework of intergovernmental bodies (eg SCAR, IASC, ATCM, Arctic Council, CCAMLR, OSPAR). The office is coordinating the AWI contributions and will perform as an information platform for environmental policy questions. The office provides the AWI contact to national environmental authorities (UBA, BfN), including the coordination and submission of AWI applications for scientific research in the Antarctic Treaty area. In addition, the office is responsible for the AWI collaboration with research partners in Bremen (eg, the AWI - MARUM Alliance).
 
Contact
Dr. Stefan Hain, Head of the Office of Environmental Policy

Postal adress
Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven / Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 471 4831-1152

Communications and Media Relations

The Department of Communications and Media Relations plans and realises the public relations of the Alfred Wegener Institute. It is the institute's first contact address for journalists and everyone public interested in the AWI's research projects. Furthermore the media team organizes guided tours, public lectures and open house events and produces communication products such as the AWI's employee newspaper, booklets and exhibitions. You will find the latest press releases here.
 
Contact
Ralf Röchert, Head of the Department of Communications and Media Relations

Postal address
Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven / Germany
+49 (0) 471 4831-1680

Technology Transfer

The Technology Transfer Office (TTO) conducts the commercialization of results from AWI research and development at the interface between science and industry. AWI-internally the TTO is responsible for the support of inventors and the protection of intellectual property right. Embedded into vital networks the TTO fosters the commercial exploitation of results via licensing, industry cooperations and spin-offs. More information

Contact

Prof. Dr. Eberhard Sauter

Postal adress
Stabsstelle Technologietransfer (STT)
Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Bussestr. 27
27570 Bremerhaven / Germany
+49 (0) 471 4831-1517

Internal Audit

The Office for Internal Audit examines all operations and organisation processes. Its main tasks are to detect weak points and to give recommendations for further improvements of the administrative and controlling system.
 
Contact:
Marika Sündermann

Postal address
Office for Internal Audit
Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven / Germany
+49 (0) 471 4831-1803

Office for Health and Safety

The Office for Health and Safety supports the Directorate in its task to guarantee health and safety of the AWI's employees. It provides advise in questions of labor, health and fire protection and the prevention of accidents. Furthermore the experts for health and safety inspect and evaluate the working conditions at the Alfred Wegener Institute.

Contact
Boris Klein
Office for Health and Safety
Alfred Wegener Institute
Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Reseach
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven / Germany
+49 (0) 471 4831-1372
manfred.dreier@awi.de

Institute physician
Dr. Manfred Dreier
+49 (0) 471 43636
Manfred Dreier

Science Education