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AWI-scientist Markus Rex receives Dobson-Award

[25. June 2004] 

For his work on interactions between climate change and the ozone layer, Dr Markus Rex of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (Research branch Potsdam) received the ‘Dobson-Award’ on May 31, 2004. The Quadrennial Ozone Symposium in Greece was chosen to present the award for the first time.

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Taking the Research Icebreaker to the "Hausgarten"

[16. June 2004] 

On June 16, 2004, the German research icebreaker "Polarstern" is scheduled to leave Bremerhaven for her 20th arctic expedition. During the first leg of the expedition, the main emphasis is on measurements of selected pollutants of air, water and snow, as well as on the hydrographic conditions in the Greenland Sea. In addition, any changes in the so-called "AWI-Hausgarten” (“Back Yard"), a long-term monitoring station in the arctic deep sea, will also be of great interest.

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Prestigious Oceanography Award for Prof Dr Victor Smetacek

[14. June 2004] 

On June 11th, Prof Dr Victor Smetacek, scientist at the 'Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research' (AWI) will be presented with the Manley-Bendall medal for his "work in the field of marine biology, as an expert on plankton and for his worldwide reputation" by the Oceanographic Institute in Paris

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Oldest Antarctic ice core reveals climate history

[07. June 2004] 

Secrets of the Earth’s past climate locked in a three-kilometre long Antarctic ice core are revealed this week in the journal Nature. The core from Dome C, high on East Antarctica’s plateau, contains snowfall from the last 740,000 years and is by far the oldest continuous climate record obtained from ice cores so far.

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"Polarstern" back from Antarctic expedition

[03. June 2004] 

Biologists investigated ecosystem and its changes

After more than seven months, the German research vessel "Polarstern" returned to Bremerhaven on June 2nd from its 21st Antarctic expedition.