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AWI press office receives communication award

AWI press office receives communication award
[31. March 2023]  The AWI's Communication & Media Unit has been awarded by Informationsdienst Wissenschaft e.V. (idw) for the Science Press Release of the Year 2022. The AWI press release 'World's largest fish breeding area discovered in Antarctica' took second place in the competition. The idw award recognises press releases that stand out for their high level of technical professionalism, outstanding news value and scientific relevance. The award ceremony took place in Munich today.

“Shaping an Ocean Of Possibilities”

Moorings collect measurements at important locations in the ocean.
[21. March 2023]  The Helmholtz Association is funding three new innovation platforms with a total of 40 million euros. One of these platforms is coordinated at GEOMAR under the leadership of Toste Tanhua in collaboration with AWI and Hereon: Shaping an Ocean Of Possibilities (SOOP) aims to develop sustainable ocean observing structures and technologies to collect important data, improve access to ocean data and thus expand knowledge about the ocean. Funding for SOOP will start in the 2nd quarter of 2023. To the GEOMAR press release

New appearance for research field Earth and Environment

New landing page
[17. March 2023]  With its new landing page, the Helmholtz Research Field "Earth & Environment" with its seven centers AWI, GEOMAR, Hereon, KIT, FZJ, GFZ and UFZ creates a central access point to Earth System Research and the manifold digital information and offers of the Helmholtz Association. Access to the landing page can be installed as a Progressive WebApp (PWA) via the browser on the home screen of smartphones. 

Arctic Frontiers Conference

[Translate to English:] 2023 Arctic Frontiers Moving North
[29. January 2023]  From January 30 to February 2, the Arctic Frontiers Conference „Moving North“ will be held in Tromsø, Norway. With participants from the science, indigenous community, business and more, the most pressing issues facing the Arctic will be discussed. On February 2, AWI Director Antje Boetius will participate as a speaker in the session "Science - Moving the Real World," which will focus on the importance of knowledge-based decision making, in general and in the Arctic in particular. More information

Analyzing properties of MOSAiC sea ice cores at AWI

Marc Oggier and Marcel Nicolaus process sea ice cores in an ice laboratory.
[27. January 2023]  Researchers from the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, the Polar Science Center at the University of Washington, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of Hamburg have come to Bremerhaven to process and analyze sea ice cores from the MOSAiC expedition at AWI. For this work, the freezer laboratory container of the MOSAiC expedition, which is normally only used at sea, has been set up in front of Building E. The researchers' goal is to better understand the growth history of sea ice and its optical properties. More information