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27th International Cartographic Conference

Visualisation of the Invisible

AWI and TU Dresden’s Institute for Cartography present 3D map of Antarctica

3D visualization of the Antarctic
[24. August 2015] 

The Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and the TU Dresden’s Institute for Cartography present their joint three-dimensional map of the Antarctic continent and the seafloor of the Southern Ocean at this year’s International Cartographic Conference in Rio de Janeiro.

Youth development

Scholarship holders finish their education

For ten months they have learnt standard methods of the marine science

[20. August 2015] 

Today the graduates of the Nippon Foundation-POGO Centre of Excellence say goodbye to the Alfred Wegener Institute. During the past ten months the international scholarship holders have learnt standard methods of the marine science.

West Antarctica

Most comprehensive projections for the future revealed

International study which involved the AWI is published in The Cryosphere

West Antarctica is one oft he fastest warming regions on Earth. An international team which involved the Alfred-Wegener-Institut researched which impacts the warming has. The new study is published in the current edition of The Cryosphere.

New Technologies

Programmed Multicopter Flies Through the Arctic Autonomously

During the latest Polarstern expedition, researchers conducted an autonomous multicopter flight in the Fram Strait

Multikopter-Einsatz in der Arktis
[13. August 2015] 

Engineers on board the Alfred Wegener Institute’s research icebreaker Polarstern specially programmed a multicopter, allowing it to navigate despite the deviations produced by the Earth’s magnetic field near the North Pole. The researchers recently celebrated the copter’s first successful autonomous flight and landing on an ice floe.

International windjammer festival in Bremerhaven

Federal President Gauck opens Sail 2015

AWI director Karin Lochte guest of honour

[13. August 2015] 

Everything revolves around the Sail 2015 in Bremerhaven these days. Germany's Federal President Joachim Gauck opened the international windjammer festival - which happens every five years - on Wednesday 12 August. He took part in the "Sail-in" on board the historic polar research vessel Grönland (built in 1867) owned by the German Maritime Museum (Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum). AWI director Karin Lochte was a guest of honour.


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