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Reinhard Süring Foundation honours permafrost researcher Moritz Langer

Award for innovative permafrost research methods

Preisträger Dr. Moritz Langer
[01. October 2015] 

AWI permafrost researcher Moritz Langer received the climate award of the Reinhard Süring Foundation. The award is endowed with a prize money of 1500 euro and honours Langer outstanding study: Satellite-based modeling of permafrost temperatures in a tundra lowland landscape, published in the scientific journal Remote Sensing of Environment.

Drake Passage

Study on changes of past climate

New findings on global circulation patterns in atmosphere and ocean

[30. September 2015] 

The northern Antarctic Circumpolar Current’s flow speed in the Drake Passage was reduced by 40 % during the last glacial in comparison with the present interglacial. This is one result of a study by Dr. Frank Lamy from the Alfred-Wegener-Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and colleagues in this week’s “Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences of the United States of America” (PNAS).

Natural Hazards

New Tsunami scenarios for Indonesian Early Warning System

[21. September 2015] 

The earthquake and tsunami in Chile a few days ago show how important a precise early warning system is. Scientists of the Alfred Wegener Institute support Indonesians to create new tsunami scenarios for the northeast of the archipelago.


30 years of healing the ozone together

In 1985 the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer was agreed

[16. September 2015] 

Today is the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer.


Endurance test for AWI robot "Tramper" in the deep sea

AWI researchers use the “Tramper” robot for the first time on the deep-sea floor on their latest expedition on board the research vessel Sonne

[16. September 2015] 

During their latest expedition on board the research vessel Sonne (So 242-2), researchers and engineers from the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) successfully used the autonomous AWI robot, Tramper, for the first time on a deep-sea mission. The continuous-track vehicle’s first demo missions took place at a depth of about 4150 metres in an area of the subtropical Southeast Pacific around 850 km off the coast of Peru.