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Minister President Albig visits the AWI Helgoland

Experiments at Open Sea school laboratory

Minister President Albig at Helgoland. Photo: Staatskanzlei SH
[03. August 2015] 

The Minister President of the German federal state Schleswig-Holstein Torsten Albig visited Helgoland. During this year's summer trip he was guest at the Open Sea School laboratory of the Alfred Wegener Institute last Friday.


Antarctic sunrise

First sunrise for the Antarctic wintering team

Polar night finally ends after two months

Sonnenaufgang an Neumayer-Station III 2015
[29. July 2015] 

On July 27th  the members of the wintering team at the Antarctic Neumayer Station III have seen the sun for the first time since May 21st. The polar night officially ended on July 22nd in Atka Bay (geographic coordinates: 70°40´S, 008°16´W). But the wind blew with 20 metres per second (8 Beaufort) and snowfall prevented the nine-member crew from watching the sun rising after two months.


Political Guest

Argentinean ambassador visited the AWI Bremerhaven

Talks about the successful German-Argentinean cooperation in Antarctica

AWI director Karin Lochte and the Argentinean ambassador Daniel Polski talked about the successful German-Argentinean cooperation at Carlini base, the Argentinean research base at Potter Cove, King George Island, Antarctic Peninsula.
[20. July 2015] 

The Argentinean ambassador in Germany, Daniel Polski, visited the AWI Bremerhaven today. In talks with AWI director Prof Dr Karin Lochte and several other AWI scientists the guest got to know more details about the institute itself and the long and successful German-Argentinean cooperation in Antarctica.


Call for action against climate change

Ban Ki-moon visits AWI research base

UN General Secretary caught up on the latest development of climate change

Uno General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon during his short visit at the AWIPEV station (8th of July 2015). He caught up on technologies to measure atmospheric climate parameters.
[10. July 2015] 

Together with AWI researchers Ban Ki-moon launched a radio-sonde. He was impressed by the balloon and the technical possibilities. In front of the glacier he called for action against the climate change.


Discussion event in Potsdam

From science to policy

[29. June 2015] 

How communicate researchers their scientific knowledge? And how is it carried to policy makers? These were two of the questions that were discussed in one of the "Arctic Discussion Series" in Potsdam.


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