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The sea-ice is getting thinner – A closer look at the climate and ecosystem of the Arctic Ocean

[13. September 2007] 

Large areas of the Arctic sea-ice are only one metre thick this year, equating to an approximate 50 percent thinning as compared to the year 2001. These are the initial results from the latest Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association lead expedition to the North Polar Sea.


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New German Antarctic station Neumayer Station III and new research aircraft POLAR 5

[03. September 2007] 

The Federal research minister, Dr. Annette Schavan takes a look at the building of the new German Antarctic station Neumayer-Station III and the new research aircraft Polar 5.


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Unique opportunity for polar enthusiasts – at September 8th, the new German Antarctic research station will be displayed to the public in Bremerhaven

[23. August 2007] 

The new research station Neumayer Station III of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association is currently under construction by the consortium J.H. Kramer Stahlbau and Kaefer Isoliertechnik in Bremerhaven. Named by the German polar researcher Georg von Neumayer (1826-1909), Neumayer Station III will allow continuing German research in the Antarctic for the next 25 to 30 years.


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By ice floe to the North Pole

[18. July 2007] 

An eight-month voyage through the Arctic Ocean, without ship or travel route: the North Pole drifting station NP-35 represents an unusual project of the International Polar Year


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