Media Centre of the Alfred Wegener Institute

The Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung, offers a public media centre. Here we show pictures of remote places of the world and extreme conditions. Most pictures were taken by scientist and engineers during research expeditions and those individuals retain the copyright to their images. The copyright remains with the photographer. Pictures can be used pursuant the terms of use and the licence documented in the image data. The exact usage rights are stored in the metadata (IPTC) of images. Metadata may not be changed or removed. The AWI gives two different license types.

Public Media Library: Creative Commons Licence

Under the Creative Commons licence CC-BY 4.0 the AWI provides photos and infographics, which can be used freely if the copyright notice in the metadata is mentioned. The copyright notice has the following form: Alfred-Wegener-Institut/[name of the photographer] (CC-BY 4.0)

Trademark: The Creative Commons licence does not extend to the AWI logo and its components or other elements of the AWI's corporate identity. The AWI logo – also if fixed on any of the research infrastructures – may not be used without an existing permission of utilisation granted by the AWI.

Media Library for Journalists: Licence for Editorial Use

With the licence for editorial use, photos/graphics are marked which are subject to restrictions. They may only be used for print and online media in editorial articles about the AWI and its research. The license explicitly excludes the use of the material for advertising and commercial purposes.

If you have any questions about the use or require the data in higher resolution or higher quality, please contact the Communications and Media Department. Please send any enquiries regarding footage to Mr Grübner.