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Arctic Symposium

Together for a sustainable Arctic

Passing of the Presidency of the Arctic Council to Iceland

Julia Wright, Carsten Rüpke, René Söderman, Einar Gunnarsson und Antje Boetius diskutierten zu Themen des Arktischen Rats (v.l.). Moderiert wurde die Veranstaltung von Volker Rachold (rechts im Bild).
[07. June 2019] 

In May 2019, the Chair of the Arctic Council was transferred from Finland to Iceland. To inform the German Arctic interested parties, the Arctic Office of the AWI, together with the Finnish and the Icelandic Embassy and the Foreign Office organized a symposium.

Aquaculture Research

Start of the project "AquaVitae"

Aquaculture on the spotlight in new EU funded project

Das Aquariumsregal im Zentrum für Aquakulturforschung am AWI Bremerhaven.
[06. June 2019] 

New types, processes and products that contribute to increasing production and improving sustainability in aquaculture value chains in the Atlantic: their introduction is the goal of the EU-funded project "AquaVitae".

EU Project

The Epic search for oldest ice in Antarctica is starting

Reconnaissance phase of EU Project Beyond EPICA - Oldest Ice officially starts

Sunny day at “Oldest Ice Reconnaissance” field camp in Dronning Maud Land. Drying laundry and sleeping cabin.
[06. June 2019] 

On 1 June 2019 the European Beyond EPICA Oldest Ice Core project started with the aim of drilling for and recovering ice from up to 1.5 Million years ago in Antarctica. The previous EPICA project recovered ice from 800,000 years ago. Now scientists want to go BEYOND that.


Pressure from the deep sea

International deep-sea researchers formulate requirements for the conservation of biodiversity

Marions Langstielassel (Macrostylis marionae) aus dem Puerto Rico Graben im Atlantik (8338 m Tiefe). Momentan sind 90 Arten aus der Gruppe der Langstielasseln beschrieben, und über 100 weitere Arten wurden in den letzten Jahren entdeckt. Ein Vielfaches davon, so wird erwartet, bleibt noch zu entdecken. Maßstab = 250 µm.
[05. June 2019] 

Deep-sea taxonomy: this was the theme of a workshop in which 27 scientists from 12 countries discussed the future direction of their field of specialization, including AWI scientist Melissa Käß.

Photo festival on the Baltic

Antje Boetius is the patron of the 2019 photo festival »horizonte zingst«

Environmental photo festival displays AWI imagery in an outdoor exhibition

Esther Horvaths Fotoarbeiten werden in einer Outdoor-Ausstellung beim Umweltfotofestival »horizonte zingst« ausgestellt.
[24. May 2019] 

AWI director Antje Boetius supports the environmental photo festival »horizonte zingst«. From 25.5. Until the 2.6.2019, works from the polar regions of AWI photographer Esther Horvath will also be shown on the Baltic Sea.