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AWI Helgoland

International Summer School

“Marine phytoplankton diversity observation: innovative methods and industrial applications”

Wasserprobenahme und Arbeiten zu Unterwasserlichtmessungen auf dem Forschungsschiff Heincke während der Coastal Summer School 2019.
[05. July 2019] 

Sixteen young scientists from nine countries have come to AWI Heligoland for eleven days to attend the Coastal Summer School. The aim is to deepen their knowledge of phytoplankton research in coastal waters.


AWI receives audit berufundfamilie for the fifth time

Where family and research belong together

Ines Föllscher vom AWI-Familienbüro nimmt das Zertifikat "berufundfamilie" entgegen.
[26. June 2019] 

Arranging work and family life is a high priority at the AWI. This is also proven by the repeated awarding of the berufundfamilie Service GmbH audit certificate, which has now been presented to the AWI Family Office for the fifth time in succession.

An extraordinary guest

‘Astro-Alex’ visits the AWI

Astronaut Alexander Gerst pays a visit to his alma mater and exchanges notes with AWI researchers

Bei seinem Besuch besichtige Alexander Gerst auch die AWI-Labore.
[14. June 2019] 

Geophysicist and astronaut Alexander Gerst visited the AWI, where he gave an in-house talk on his work as ‘astro-Alex’ for ca. 200 members of staff and exchanged notes with AWI researchers.

On the glacier

German President and AWI Director visit Iceland

State visit focused on climate change, environmental protection and sustainable energy

Gemeinsam mit Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier besuchte AWI-Direktorin Antje Boetius Island.
[13. June 2019] 

Together with a group of climate experts, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited Iceland from 12 to 14 June. Antje Boetius accompanied the President at his request, in order to discuss global climate change and Germany’s contribution to climate protection.

International Exchange

First conference for research software in Germany with AWI participation

"In research, almost nothing is possible without software”

Gruppenfoto der Konferenz in Potsdam.
[11. June 2019] 

Conference for research software for the first time in Potsdam: About 200 guests from Germany and Europe participate in the expanded conference and networked within the German scientific landscape.