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Federal Cross of Merit

Antje Boetius receives the Federal Cross of Merit

Commitment to preserving the oceans honoured

[02. October 2019] 

AWI Director Prof Antje Boetius receives the Federal Cross of Merit. According to the official explanation for her selection, she makes the latest oceanographic findings available to a broad audience, and her voice is taken seriously.

UN Sustainability Goals

Antje Boetius at United Nations

AWI director expert at Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business

[23. September 2019] 

AWI director Antje Boetius currently participates as an ocean expert in the Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business at the United Nations in New York.

Scientific Study

Researchers see need for action on forest fire risk

Scientists are researching human influence on forest fires

Seesedimente des Czechowskie-Sees, Tucheler Heide, Polen, ermöglichen hochauflösende Einblicke in die Landschafts- und Waldbrandgeschichte einer Region, die von Kiefernmonokulturen geprägt und vom gegenwärtigen Umweltwandel beeinflusst ist.
[17. September 2019] 

How do humans affect forest fires? And what can we learn from forest fires in the past for the future of forestry? An international team of researchers led by Elisabeth Dietze now provides new answers to these questions.


AWI Director as a lecturer in Beijing

Conference series "Science for Future" starts

AWI-Direktorin bei “Science for Future” in China
[09. September 2019] 

The National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Chinese Academy of Sciences organize the conference series "Science for Future". Antje Boetius gives a lecture: "On the Changing Arctic Ocean".