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New paper on plastic removal technologies

Vom Meer angespülter Müll am Stand des mexikanischen Fischerdorfes Puerto Morelos
[10. November 2023]  Mechanical cleaning devices: A remedy for marine plastic pollution or a danger to marine life? This is the question addressed in a new paper by an international group of scientists published in the journal One Earth. Lead author is AWI biologist Melanie Bergmann. The Article shows that plastic removal technologies can cause harm and cannot provide a solution to global plastic pollution. Instead, the international focus needs to be on preventing plastic pollution. To the original press release.

One Planet - Polar Summit

Nicole Biebow at the One Planet - Polar Summit
[09. November 2023]  The One Planet - Polar Summit will take place in Paris from November 8 to 10. The Summit is a scientific forum for the protection of polar regions and glaciers, bringing together the international scientific community. During the three-day event, experts will discuss and seek solutions for the preservation of the Arctic and Antarctic. The Summit will be streamed live on the Internet. Further information​​​​​​​

Planetary Health Awards

Hans-Otto Pörtner with Award and Prince Albert II
[02. November 2023]  AWI scientist Hans-Otto Pörtner has received an award at the 16th Planetary Health Awards in Monaco: Already since 2008, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has been honoring individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the preservation of our planet. Hans-Otto Pörtner was honored in particular for his work as Vice Chair of Working Group II of the IPCC. To the original press release.

Data Nord

Graphic with lettering Data North
[01. November 2023]  A data competence center for the Bremen region: In close cooperation within the U Bremen Research Alliance and with other partners, including the AWI, the University of Bremen is establishing a data competence center for the entire region. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding the establishment of the center with more than 3.5 million euros. To the original press release.

Arctic Circle Assembly

Group photo In the center: AWI director Antje Boetius
[23. October 2023]  The Arctic Circle Assembly 2023 took place in Reykjavík from 19 to 21 October with over 700 speakers. Director Antje Boetius represented the AWI together with four other representatives. The topics ranged from science diplomacy to the use of AI. The Arctic Circle is the largest network of international dialogue and cooperation on the future of the Arctic. More information.