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Via research aircraft instead of dog sled: 100 years after conquest of the South pole geophysicists of the Alfred Wegener Institute conduct survey of glaciers in Antarctica on board Polar 6

[08. December 2011] 

With dog food and a pack of huskies Dr. Veit Helm would not get far on his Antarctic expeditions. Instead, the geophysicist at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association conducts research on the icy continent from on board an aircraft and successfully completed the first measurement campaign of the new Polar 6 research plane a few days ago. (with photo gallery)

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Simultaneous ice melt in Antarctic and Arctic

[01. December 2011] 

Current Science publication shows: Antarctica was not as climatically isolated as previously thought

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HIGHSEA, the successful classroom instruction project of the Alfred Wegener Institute, gets a new partner school

[23. November 2011] 

HIGHSEA, the innovative classroom instruction project of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association, will cooperate with the Carl-von-Ossietzky School Centre in Bremerhaven as of the coming school year.

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Inauguration of modern micro wind turbine for guesthouse on Helgoland Island

[11. November 2011] 

A new wind turbine for the guesthouse of the Biologische Anstalt Helgoland will be inaugurated today. The quietrevolution qr5 micro wind turbine is going to help cover the power requirements for the so-called Mielck-Haus in Helgoland’s Unterland.

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EU project launch: PAGE21 closes gap in our understanding of the climate system

[07. November 2011] 

Today researchers from eleven countries will meet in Potsdam to launch a new, four-year EU project. What happens when the vast amounts of carbon in Arctic soils are released to the atmosphere?