Arctic dialogue

In the Arctic Dialogue, the Alfred Wegener Institute wants to provide its knowledge, its experience, and its international contacts to the Federal Ministries. We let us guide from the goal how it is formulated in the brochure of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research: "Rapid Climate Change in the Arctic: Polar Research as Global Responsibility": “The research is intended to inform society and policy makers so that the potential local and global consequences of climate change in the Arctic can be appraised. This will form the basis for sustainable development strategies on the national and international – and especially the European - level. "

The Arctic has become a key area where changes may raise complex sociopolitical issues of global importance. The development of the Arctic will affect Germany, Europe and the whole world.

Germany has established itself as a recognized player in international Arctic research. The Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research has been working in the Arctic for more than 30 years. It is one of the few institutions worldwide with long-term interdisciplinary scientific research the northern polar region and the Arctic Ocean - from the seabed to the atmosphere to the ecosystem and the Earth's history.

Documents and information regarding the arctic dialogue you find on the site as mentioned below (protected area):


Leadership of the staff unit

Dr. Volker Rachold

Leader, German Arctic Office
Alfred Wegener Institute,
Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Telegrafenberg A43, 14473 Potsdam, Germany

Direct +49-331-2882212
Mobile +49-160-90664174
Fax +49-331-2882215

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