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Polarstern Expedition

ROV in Antarctic waters

Scientists eplore hot vents and cold seeps in the Southern Ocean

Blick von der Polarstern auf den aktiven Stratovulkan der Saunders Insel (Süd-Sandwich Vulkanbogen). vdl
[11. April 2019] 

Where the Earth’s plates meet, there is evidence of their motion. An expedition of the Research Vessel Polarstern will explore this activity in the Southern Ocean in detail. The major focus of the expedition led by scientists from MARUM is to examine hot vents and cold seeps. This will be the first deployment of the remotely operated vehicle MARUM-QUEST in the Antarctic region.

New Study

Ocean sink for man-made CO2 measured

An international research project has determined the amount of man-made CO2 emissions taken up by the ocean between 1994 and 2007

[15. March 2019] 

Not all of the CO2 generated during the combustion of fossil fuels remains in the atmosphere. The ocean take up considerable quantities of these man-made CO₂ emissions from the atmosphere. Without this sink, the concentration of CO2 in our atmosphere.

Touring the Federal States

Anja Karliczek visits the Alfred Wegener Institute

Federal Research Minister Karliczek learns more about marine research in the state of Bremen

Besuch von Bundesforschungsmisterin Anja Karliczek am Alfred-Wegener-Institut. Auf einladung von Bremens Wissenschaftssenatorin Eva Quante-Brandt tauschte sich die Bundesministerin mit Wissenschaftlern Bremer Forschungsinstitutionen aus.
[07. February 2019] 

At the invitation of Senator of Science Eva Quante-Brandt, and as part of her tour of the Federal States, today (Thursday, 7 February 2019) Federal Minister of Education and Research Anja Karliczek visited the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven.


Helmholtz International Fellow Award 2018 to Peter Bauer

AWI-Direktorin Antje Boetius (l) überreicht Peter Bauer (m) den Helmholtz International Fellow Award 2018 in Beisein von Thomas Jung (r), Leiter des AWI-Fachbereichs Klimawissenschaften.
[05. February 2019] 

Dr Peter Bauer, Deputy Director of the Research Department of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) in the UK, has been awarded the Helmholtz International Fellow Award 2018.


Science Day at the Alfred Wegener Institute

Young scientists present their research

de: Der Neubau des Alfred-Wegener-Instituts von 1986 in Bremerhaven, vom Kölner Architekten Oswald Ungers entworfen.
[07. December 2018] 

December 7 is the day of junior researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute. From 9:00 to 15:00, graduates of all disciplines present their work in the lecture hall. AWI director Antje Boetius welcomes the PhD students, junior group leader Scarlett Trimborn gives a keynote lecture.