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Become an international ocean expert

Applications should be received by the CofE Team by 20th February 2016

Become an international ocean expert and apply now for a scholarship
[12. February 2016] 

The Nippon Foundation-POGO Centre of Excellence provides world class education and training courses in the field of observational oceanography. Apply now for the international scholarship.


REKLIM participates in environmental exhibition of the German Federal President

Climate Initiative shows successful web and school projects in Berlin

Die Woche der Umwelt aus der Vogelperspektive: Anlässlich der Veranstaltung wird sich der Park des Schlosses Bellevue in Berlin für zwei Tage in eine Messezeltstadt verwandeln.
[02. February 2016] 

The Helmholtz Climate Initiative REKLIM ("Regionale Klimaänderungen"/Regional Climcate Change), coordinated by the Alfred Wegener Institute, is one of 190 featured exhibitors at the 5th "Woche der Umwelt" (Week of the Environment) - an environmental exhibition of the Federal President and the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU). The event will take place on 7 and 8 June 2016 in Berlin's Schloss Bellevue and presents the topic "Environmental Protection" with its associated economic and social chances to thousands of invited guests.

Snow depth

Happy birthday, snow buoys!

Two years on Antarctic sea ice: Longest autonomous time series to observe snow depth

Hat inzwischen 5.200 Kilometer zurückgelegt: die AWI-Schneeboje mit der Nummer 2014S10, die in diesen Tagen ihren zweiten Geburtstag feiert.
[20. January 2016] 

Since January 2014 two snow depth buoys deliver continuously information about the snow depth on Antarctic sea ice. During this time they traveled 5200 kilometres and each took more than 17500 measurements along the route.


Official Opening of Palau Atmospheric Observatory

Measurements in an area of global importance for climate research

[15. January 2016] 

Today the Alfred Wegener Institute and the Institute for Environmental Physics of the University Bremen officially open their Palau Atmospheric Observatory at the Campus of the Palau Community College (PCC). The new observatory is part of the European climate research project StratoClim, a consortium of 28 European research organisations led by AWI, and is operated in close collaboration with the PCC.

Roofing Ceremony

Roofing Ceremony at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Potsdam

Construction Work on Annexe Right on Schedule

[14. January 2016] 

The construction work on the new annexe of the AWI Potsdam (Telegrafenberg) is right on schedule. AWI's construction project manager Elke Meißner announced this good news at the official topping-out ceremony in Potsdam yesterday.