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New underwater experimental field off coast of Helgoland

[08. February 2010] 

Today scientists at the Center for Scientific Diving of the Biological Institute Helgoland start a project that is unique thus far for the North Sea: “MarGate”, an innovative underwater experimental field. In future, scientists want to acquire marine biology data with a high resolution in terms of time and space there by means of state-of-the-art sensor technologies. These data will then be available online via the Internet.

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Antarctica: Neumayer Station III successfully raised

[04. February 2010] 

Hydraulic lifting devices prevent Neumayer Station III from sinking in the ice. The snow and ice surface in the Antarctic grows continuously so the research station has to be raised annually. The construction concept and technology prove effective right from the beginning.

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Private support organisation at Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven

[02. February 2010] 

The Institute established the organisation “Friends of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research” in 2009. All those interested can obtain information and support research financially and morally in the future.

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German research vessel Polarstern in New Zealand for the first time

[28. January 2010] 

On 26 January 2010 the research vessel Polarstern docked in Wellington, New Zealand for the first time. This marked the end of the two-month leg of an expedition with a marine geological focus that started in Punta Arenas, Chile. Representatives of the research community and the political sphere took advantage of the short stop in the port to share experiences and ideas and intensify the good cooperation within the framework of a reception on board.

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First comprehensive review of the state of Antarctica’s climate

[30. November 2009] 

The first comprehensive review of the state of Antarctica’s climate and its relationship to the global climate system is published this week by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR).