This page about the contact persons at the AWI is currently under construction and will be completed.

Contact persons for the AGG

Under the provisions of the General Equal Treatment Act, employees may complain to the competent authority if, in the context of their employment relationship, they believe they have been unequally treated through the conduct of their employer, their superiors, other employees or third parties on the basis of race, ethnic origin, gender, religion or world view, disability, age or sexual identity. 

For the purposes of the General Equal Treatment Act, applicants for an employment relationship are also deemed employees.

The Board of Appeal at the Alfred Wegener Institute is constituted by Katharina Kramer.

Additional information is provided on the site of the Board of Appeal under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG) in the Alfred Wegener Institut.

Anti-Corruption Officer

The Anti-Corruption Officer of the AWI is a contact person with regard to actual or suspected corruption. He acts as an advisor and mediator between whistleblowers, the directorate and law enforcement agencies, to prevent and combat corruption. Since 1 July 2019 Dr Jens Kroh has held the position of Anti-Corruption Officer of the AWI, appointed by the Directorate. He can be reached as follows:

Biosafety Officer

Data Protection Officer

The protection of personal data is an important topic which we at AWI take very seriously. Even before the introduction of uniform European regulations, the previously applicable Federal Data Protection Act and the Bremen Data Protection Act guaranteed data protection standards at a high level. Nevertheless, the Basic Regulation on Data Protection (DS-GMO EU 2016/679), which has been directly applicable in all Member States since 25 May 2018, has brought about many changes that could also be relevant for you as an employee in your daily work.

If you have any questions, suggestions or need advice, you can contact him at any time.:

  • E-Mail:
  • Telephon: 0471 4831 1637
  • Office: Bldg. C, Room 412, Am Handelshafen 12, 27570 Bremerhaven

Export Control Officer

Womens' Representatives

In order to achieve equality between women and men, women in the public service in Bremen are promoted in accordance with the law on equality between women and men (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz). The women's representatives have the task of promoting the implementation of this law in the office.

The team of women's representatives at the AWI in the term of office 04/2020 - 03/2024 consists of the chairwoman of the women's representative, Dr. Gerit Birnbaum, the 1st deputy, Ulrike Böttjer, and the 2nd deputy, Elena Schiller. All information on the activities and further information on the topic can be found here on the pages of the Women's Representative at AWI.

The colleagues can be reached as follows:
•    E-mail: frauenbeauftragte(at)
•    Phone: 0471/4831-1795
•    Office Dr. Gerit Birnbaum: building G, room no. 1-13

Water Pollution Control Officer

Ombudsman for good scientific practice

Severely disabled representation (Trusted third party)

Radiation Protection Officer

Animal Welfare Officer

Customs Officer