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HIGHSEA, the successful classroom instruction project of the Alfred Wegener Institute, gets a new partner school

[23. November 2011] 

HIGHSEA, the innovative classroom instruction project of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association, will cooperate with the Carl-von-Ossietzky School Centre in Bremerhaven as of the coming school year.

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Inauguration of modern micro wind turbine for guesthouse on Helgoland Island

[11. November 2011] 

A new wind turbine for the guesthouse of the Biologische Anstalt Helgoland will be inaugurated today. The quietrevolution qr5 micro wind turbine is going to help cover the power requirements for the so-called Mielck-Haus in Helgoland’s Unterland.

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EU project launch: PAGE21 closes gap in our understanding of the climate system

[07. November 2011] 

Today researchers from eleven countries will meet in Potsdam to launch a new, four-year EU project. What happens when the vast amounts of carbon in Arctic soils are released to the atmosphere?

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High-ranking award for Antje Boetius: Biologist receives grant from the European Research Council to study bacteria of the Arctic seabed

[02. November 2011] 

Bremerhaven, 2nd November 2011. Prof. Antje Boetius, head of the deep-sea research group at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association and Professor of Geomicrobiology at the University of Bremen has received confirmation of the European Research Council's commitment of funds to the amount of about 3,4 million Euros. The renowned biologist from Bremen will use the funds in the coming five years to explore the deep-sea floor in the Arctic to unravel the role of the largely unknown bacterial communities living there.

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New aircraft for research – Polar 6 ready for first assignment in Antarctica

[28. October 2011] 

Today the new polar research aircraft Polar 6 will be presented in Bremerhaven, at the beginning of next week the Basler BT-67 will take off to the Antarctic. Its first job there will be to carry out measurements of the ice crust, which is up to several kilometres thick.