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17. January 2015: The Antarctic: Ten Years of the “Library in the Ice” Celebrating the anniversary of an art project that offers one of the most extraordinary collections of books in the world

Germany’s southernmost library can be found at 70°40´S, 08°16´W and has endured in one of our planet’s most inhospitable regions for ten years now. In the 2004/2005 summer in the southern hemisphere, the Cologne-based artist Lutz Fritsch erected the “Library in the Ice” on the Antarctic Ekström Ice Shelf – to create a space for interaction between science and culture in the far reaches of the “white continent”. Ever since, the library container and its collection of books have been fixtures at the Neumayer Station, a research station operated by the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI).

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6. January 2015: Research icebreaker Polarstern returns from the Antarctic prematurely

The German research icebreaker Polarstern will end its current expedition to the Antarctic earlier than planned. Due to hydraulic problems in the port engine, the ship will return to Bremerhaven for repairs in mid-March.

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Ocean acidification - the evil twin of climate warming

Around half of the carbon dioxide volume discharged into the atmosphere through exhaust pipes and chimney stacks over the past two hundred years has been absorbed by the oceans - but not without consequence.


 

Warmer and more acidic waters will change the size and habitat of fish. (Photo: S. Zankl)

IPCC fifth Assessment Report

With their research and publications scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute substantially contributed to the IPCC report.We provide interviews, videos and fact sheets on the theme.


 

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AWI Fact sheets

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