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The response of marine algae to climate change: Young scientist at the Alfred Wegener Institute gets EU funding in the amount of 1.4 million Euros

[25. March 2008] 

A new project at the Alfred Wegener Institute dealing with the impact of climate change on marine phytoplankton will be funded by the European Research Council ERC with 1.4 million Euros. With his project "PhytoChange" Dr. Björn Rost was among the 3% of successful applicants for the Independent Investigator Grant and succeeded against more than 9,000 competitors from all over Europe.

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European ice core project EPICA receives the European Union Descartes Prize for Collaborative, Transnational Research

[12. March 2008] 

The research project EPICA (European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica) is one of this year’s winners of the Descartes Prize for Research awarded by the European Union on the 12th of March in Brussels. The Descartes Prize for Research is endowed by 1.36 million Euro in total and is awarded to up to four European teams each year for outstanding transnational projects in natural sciences and humanities.

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Stratospheric ozone chemistry plays an important role for atmospheric airflow patterns

[08. March 2008] 

Still too much uncertainty in today’s climate models

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Half time in the International Polar Year 2007/08

[04. March 2008] 

Scientists present the most important results of polar and climate research at the 23rd International Polar Meeting in Münster from March 10 – 14, 2008.


Press conference on March 10 at 01:00 p.m.