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Introduction and welcome of Antje Boetius as KAS Fellow

AWI-Direktorin Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius
[06. December 2022]  From January 2023, AWI Director Antje Boetius will become a new Fellow of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS). On December 7, she will be welcomed in her new role during the event "Nature and Prosperity - still salvageable?". In addition to a keynote speech by Antje Boetius, there will be a panel discussion with her, Kim Thy Tong, co-founder of Climate Union, and Andreas Jung, climate and energy policy spokesperson for the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the Bundestag. It is possible to register online for the event (event in German and in presence).

Two lectures on the challenges of climate change

AWI-Direktorin Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius
[05. December 2022]  On December 6, AWI Director Antje Boetius speaks at two events. In the morning, at the invitation of the BMBF, she will give a keynote lecture on "Care of marine ecosystems for climate protection: global perspectives" at the online expert talks of the Action Program Natural Climate Protection. Afterwards, she will give a keynote speech on "Ambition for a greater planet - ocean and polar perspective" at the "Franco-German Fellowship Programme on Climate, Energy, and Earth System Research (Make Our Planet Great Again)" conference at Futurium Berlin.

Plastic treaty negotiations

Melanie Bergmann
[01. December 2022]  In Uruguay, the United Nations Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) has begun negotiations on a global plastics agreement, including in the marine environment. The first part of the INC to develop an international legally binding instrument to combat plastic pollution is taking place in Punta del Este until December 2. AWI scientist Melanie Bergmann is also attending as part of the German delegation.

AWI researchers awarded

Logo Highly Cited Researchers 2022
[29. November 2022]  "Highly Cited Researchers in 2022": The company "Clarivate" has honored AWI scientists Hans-Otto Pörtner, Sebastian Primpke and Gunnar Gerdts as highly cited scientists. The list recognizes individuals at universities, research institutes and commercial organizations who have demonstrated a disproportionate level of significant and broad influence in their field or fields of research. More information.


[Translate to English:] ECORD Award 2022
[21. November 2022]  AWI geophysicist Gabriele Uenzelmann-Neben receives the ECORD Award 2022 as well as with Ulla Röhl from the MARUM for her outstanding contribution and longstanding commitment to scientific ocean drilling and the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP).