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19. May 2015: EU boost for polar science
A new initiative to enhance the integration of Europe’s scientific and operational capabilities in the Polar Regions has been funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme.
18. May 2015: Into the ice – RV Polarstern opens the arctic season by setting course for Spitsbergen
On Tuesday, 19 May 2015 the research icebreaker Polarstern will leave its home port in Bremerhaven, setting a course for the Arctic. Led by Dr Ilka Peeken from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), a team of 53 researchers from 11 countries will investigate the effects of climate change in the Arctic, from the surface ice floes down to the seafloor.
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.
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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