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Sampling at the Wadden Sea Station Sylt

Four people in the mudflats
[16. June 2023]  During a 10-day guest research visit, the Traversing European Coastlines team sampled soil, sediments, shallow water and aerosols at the coastal site of Sylt. The AWI site was one of 46 planned stations in 22 different countries where the TREC team from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL for short) is collecting samples and environmental data at land-sea interfaces to assess the response of different organisms to natural and man-made environmental factors.

20 years AWIPEV

IPEV Director Yan Ropert-Coudert and AWI Director Antje Boetius
[15. June 2023]  In 2003, AWI and the French polar research institute Paul-Émile Victor merged their stations Koldewey and Rabot on Svalbard to form the AWIPEV base. Yesterday, the anniversary of the research cooperation was celebrated together at the French Embassy in Berlin. In addition to French Ambassador François Delattre, IPEV Director Yan Ropert-Coudert and AWI Director Antje Boetius also attended the event. Both signed a declaration to continue the Franco-German cooperation in the future. More info

Summit on clean energy

Treibeis, Packeis und Presseisrücken in der Arktis
[09. June 2023]  The “Germany-Iceland Clean Energy Summit” will be held in Berlin on June 12th. The summit brings together government officials, businesses and civil society groups from Iceland and Germany to discuss how international cooperation can be increased to achieve climate goals. Besides the German federal minister for economics and climate protection Robert Habeck, AWI director Antje Boetius will also take part in a discussion. She will speak about the future challenges and opportunities that will arise related to the climate. More information

New building for seawater circuits

Shell with topping out wreath
[07. June 2023]  Topping-out ceremony for the new AWI building for seawater circuits: The AWI has several distributed aquarium facilities in the Bremerhaven urban area. These will now be bundled together with a new building. The building, which will cover a good 1000 square meters, will contain three self-contained circulation systems, each with about 20 cubic meters of seawater. These reflect the Polar Sea, North Atlantic and North Sea habitats to be studied. Each circulation system can be individually tempered between -2 °C and +20 °C. Commissioning is planned for mid-2024.

International Symposium on Sea Ice

Group photo IGS
[07. June 2023]  More than 280 scientists from all over the world are meeting in Bremerhaven for the "International Symposium on Sea Ice". Their common goal is to exchange research methods and results on the topic of sea ice and snow in the Arctic and Antarctic. The conference will run until June 9. More info.