Supporting the Alfred Wegener Institute’s climate and environmental research
The melting polar caps, global warming and the sea-level rise are examples of the significant changes in the global environment and the earth’s climate; changes that have been proven beyond reasonable doubt during the last decades. These influences, partly human-caused, have a direct impact on many people’s living conditions already and will even accelerate in the future. That is why the research work of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) focuses mainly on these complex issues.
AWI was founded in 1980 as a public-law foundation based in Bremerhaven/ Germany and has meanwhile been expanded through research units in Potsdam and on the islands of Helgoland and Sylt. It does climate and marine research primarily in the polar regions and the North Sea. If you wish to support this important work, we would like to invite you to join “Friends of the AWI”!