National and international offices

Arctis Office

The German Arctic Office serves as an information and cooperation platform for German Arctic-related matters. It fosters the dialogue and exchange of information between German stakeholders from science, politics and industry and it strengthens the visibility and coherence of the German Arctic Policy both nationally and internationally. The office is organizationally and institutionally associated with the AWI.


Contact:

Dr. Volker Rachold

Head, German Arctic Office
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Telegrafenberg A43, 14473 Potsdam, Germany
Secretariat +49-331-2882214
Direct +49-331-2882212
Fax +49-331-2882215

www.arctic-office.de

Climate Office

The climate office for polar regions and sea level rise plays an important role with its activities in knowledge transfer and dialogue processes with society. It aims to improve the societal effect of scientific findings for the AWI as well as the Helmholtz Climate Initiative (REKLIM).

 

Contact:

Dr. Renate Treffeisen

Climate Office
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Bussestraße 24, 27570 Bremerhaven
Phone +49 471 4831-2145
Fax +49 471 4831-1149

http://www.awi.de/en/science/special-groups/climate-office.html

North Sea Office

The AWI North Sea Office pools the comprehensive AWI coastal environmental research and makes the gained knowledge available for the public, stakeholders and decision-makers. In strong cooperation with environmental authorities and nature conservation organizations, the AWI North Sea office develops new research strategies in order to demonstrate the current ecological quality status and developments in the North Sea. This knowledge is essential for a sustainable use of a changing ecosystem.

 

Contact:

Dr. Christian Buschbaum

Head, North Sea Office
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Hafenstraße 43, 25992 List / Sylt
Phone +49 4651 956-4228
Fax +49 4651 956-200

https://www.awi.de/forschung/besondere-gruppen/nordseebuero.html

APECS

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) is an international and interdisciplinary organization for early career researchers and professional and others with interests in the Polar and Alpine regions and the wider Cryosphere. It aims to
a) maintain a network of polar researchers across disciplines and national boundaries to meet, share ideas and experiences, and develop new research directions and collaborations,
b) offer opportunities for career development towards both traditional and alternative professions related to polar regions and the cryosphere, and
c) promote education and outreach as an integral component of polar research.

The main seat of the APECS International Directorate Office is located at AWI since 2017.

Contact:

Dr. Gerlis Fugmann

Executive Director, APECS
Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung
Telegrafenberg A43, 14473 Potsdam
Phone (office): +49(331)288-2219
Website: http://www.apecs.is

World Radiation Monitoring Center (WRMC)

Since 2007, AWI is the host of the World Radiation Monitoring Center (WRMC), the central archive of the Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN).

Contact:

Dr. Gert Koenig-Langlo

Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Bussestrasse 29, 27570 Bremerhaven
Phone +49 471 4831-1806
Fax +49 471 4831-1149

http://bsrn.awi.de/