05.10.2017 - Polarstern blog



By Andreas Muenchow, University of Delaware | Peter and I could hear the swoosh of our ocean sensors breaching the surface like a whale taking a deep breath before s/he dives down again. Only after the “swoosh” did we see the yellow, blue, and...

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27.01.2017 - Arktis-Blog: 79 Grad Nord

Snow + wind = snow in every corner…how to kill time.

Snow + wind = snow in every corner…how to kill time.

A new year has come and it seems like winter is finally there too.  The snow cover has gotten better since a while already, but latley the temperatures have dropped  quite a bit  as well.  But above all, we had wind. A lot of wind. Wind with snow...

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🛰 🚀 Livestream: Today a new satellite will be launched that will help our scientists monitor ice loss in the Antarctic and Greenland more accurately. More information: Read facebook entry


While others enjoy the sun, AWI glaciologist Johanna Kerch is fascinated by colourful ice. Read in her European Geosciences Union - EGU blog post, where the beauty comes from. (fm)

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24.05.2018 @AWI_de

RT @GFZ_Potsdam: Lust auf Wissenschaft hautnah? Am 9. Juni gibt es wieder die Möglichkeit, zur Langen Nacht der Wissenschaften #LNDW18 auf…

24.05.2018 @AWI_de

Meereissituation in der #Arktis weiterhin auf saisonal niedrigem Niveau via @meereisportal t.co/TKoghU7XX0

Wissenschaftliches Tauchen am AWI Helgoland

Wissenschaftliches Tauchen am AWI Helgoland

Prof. Dr. Philipp Fischer, seit 2006 der wissenschaftliche Leiter des Tauchzentrums und Fischökologe an der Biologischen Anstalt des Alfred-Wegener-Institutes auf Helgoland gibt einen Einblick in wissenschaftlichem Tauchen auf höchstem...

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Im Gespräch mit AWI-Direktorin Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius

When: Tu, 29.05.2018 | Beginn 19:30 Uhr
Who: NORDSEE-ZEITUNG GmbH / more >

Guided Tour

Meeresforschung für jedermann

When: Fr, 01.06.2018 | 10:00 Uhr bis 11:30 Uhr
Where: Erlebniszentrum Naturgewalten
Who: Erlebniszentrum Naturgewalten Sylt / more >

Guided Tour

Führungen im Alfred-Wegener-Institut

When: We, 06.06.2018 - We, 05.12.2018
Where: Alfred-Wegener-Institut (Wegener-Haus)
Who: Alfred Wegener Institute / more >

AWI in the Media

'Boaty McBoatface' sub survives ice mission
BBC news | 13 March 2018

A grand Antarctic sanctuary
Geographical UK | 25 January 2018

World's biggest wildlife reserve planned for Antarctica in global campaign
The Guardian | 13 January 2018

Antarctica greenhouse tests crops in space
SBS News | 12 January 2018

Toxic Thaw Syndrome
Hakai magazine | 11 January 2018

Icebergs Can Be Green, Black, Striped, Even Rainbow
Scientific American | 5 January 2018

The Larsen C ice shelf break has sparked groundbreaking research
ScienceNews | 13 December 2017