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Geoscientific age determination

Identifying age measurements distorted by fossil fuel emissions

Radiocarbon dating remains a reliable tool if it is supplemented by 13C measurements

Bone of a mammoth, found in the coastal sediment of Muostakh island, Siberia.
[07. December 2016] 

Good news for archaeologists and natural scientists! You will be able to continue to use the radiocarbon method as a reliable tool for determining the age of artefacts and sample materials. The reduction of the carbon isotope 14C in the atmosphere accelerated by anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions and the associated distortion of the radiocarbon age of materials can be precisely identified - by measuring the carbon isotope 13C. This is the result of a study by AWI geoscientist Dr Peter Köhler, which was published today in the journal...

Aquaculture research

Lupinemeal is a sustainable and low-cost alternative to fishmeal in fish food

Study carried out by AWI biologists shows that even predatory fish tolerate the vegetable protein

AWI biologist Christina Hörterer is scaling fish food rations in the lab of the Center for Aquaculture research at the AWI Bremerhaven.
[23. November 2016] 

Researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute and the Technologie-Transfer-Zentrum Bremerhaven have taken a major step forward in their search for an alternative to fishmeal, an expensive and ecologically problematic fish feed ingredient.

Guests at AWI

Visit in Bremerhaven before expedition starts

Organisators and Participants of Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE) at the AWI

[22. November 2016] 

A group of organisators and participants of the transit cruise of the so-called Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE) visited the Alfred Wegener Institute last Saturday. The guests subsequently started for their expedition with the research vessel Akademik Treshnikov from Bremerhaven towards Cape Town.

Arctic Frontiers Seminar Abroard

Arctic Biodiversity

Norwegian and German scientists discuss current state and research perspectives

[15. November 2016] 

Norwegian and German scientists meet for a seminar in the "Haus der Wissenschaft" in Bremen for a seminar  on 16 November 2016. Together they are going to talk about Arctic biodiversity: Current state and research perspectives.


The quest for the oldest ice on Earth

EU funds three-year project to decipher climate history with 2.2 million Euros

[14. November 2016] 

In Antarctica internationally leading ice and climate scientists of 14 institutions from ten European countries are looking for the oldest ice on Earth. Goal is to find the place, where in Antarctica the ice core can be drilled which goes furthest back in Earth’s history. The European Commission funds the project “Beyond EPICA – Oldest Ice” (BE-OI) with 2.2 million Euros, which is coordinated by the German Alfred Wegener Institute.