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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.

Climate Sciences

Global Carbon Budget released

AWI researcher coordinates contributions on the ocean carbon sink

Infografik zu den globalen Kohlenstoffflüssen
[05. December 2018] 

At the UN Climate Conference in Katowice, Poland, this year’s Global Carbon Budget was released. For the purpose of the budget, researchers estimate the anthropogenic carbon budget for the planet as a whole; this includes the sources (emissions), the carbon sinks on land and in the ocean, and the carbon content of the atmosphere.

International Cooperation

Representatives of the University of La Rochelle at the AWI

[23. November 2018] 

Today, a delegation from the French University of La Rochelle visits the Alfred Wegener Institute to discuss current and future projects.

Helmholtz Junior Research Group

Which types of jellyfish are there in the Arctic Ocean today – and which will still be there tomorrow?

AWI biologist Charlotte Havermans and the new Helmholtz Young Investigator Group for Arctic Jellyfish will soon explore uncharted territory

Rippenqualle im Arktischen Ozean
[21. November 2018] 

In 2019, Charlotte Havermans will form a new research group, which will use cutting-edge technologies to create a jellyfish inventory for the Arctic Ocean.

New Study

Ocean acidification stimulates mass development of toxic algae

Long-term experiment reveals disruption of the pelagic food web under high CO2 conditions

Mesokosmen-Experiment 2014 vor Gran Canaria
[19. November 2018] 

If carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere and thereby in the ocean continue to rise, this could favour the mass development of toxic algae, with far-reaching consequences for the pelagic food web. This was discovered during a long-term experiment off the Canary Islands conducted by an international group of scientists with the participation of the Alfred Wegener Institute.