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Young Scientists

Young people share what they have learned with the world

Graduation ceremony for students of oceanography

[28. June 2019] 

This coming Saturday, 29 June 2019, 33 young scientists from around the globe will be celebrating their graduation at the Alfred Wegener Institute. Ten scholarship holders have come to the end of a 10-month programme, and 23 young people have completed an exciting month-long expedition.


Expedition

Antarctic season ends this weekend

Polarstern expected back in Bremerhaven

[27. June 2019] 

After half a year in the Southern Hemisphere, the research icebreaker Polarstern will soon return to her homeport, Bremerhaven. Following a season of work focusing on sea ice, the icebreaker will now be prepared for her next challenge: the greatest Arctic research expedition of all time, which will begin this September.


Expedition

An international team of young researchers on board the Polarstern

Exploring interactions between the ocean, atmosphere and climate, in theory and practice

[03. June 2019] 

25 young scientists from around the globe are currently taking part in a month-long expedition from the Falkland Islands to Bremerhaven on board the research icebreaker Polarstern as part of a summer school. On the ‘South-North Atlantic Training Transect’ they will gain unique insights into the marine sciences and engage in short projects on interactions between the ocean, atmosphere and climate.


Climate modeling

A warming Arctic produces weather extremes in our latitudes

AWI experts develop a climate model that explains the faltering jet stream

[28. May 2019] 

Using a newly developed climate model, AWI researchers are now able to show that the undulating course of the jet stream in winter and the associated extreme weather conditions, such as cold spells, are a direct result of climate change.


Microbiology of global change

Major questions concerning the role of microscopic life and our future

How microorganisms shape the dynamic evolution of our planet

[15. May 2019] 

"Microbiology of Global Change" is the name of the research field that deals with microbial responses to global warming and pollution. The journal "Nature Reviews Microbiology" asked Antje Boetius according to her assessment.


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