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German-Monegasque Scientific Collaboration

Polar Symposium - From Arctic to Antarctic
[22. February 2024]  The Institut Océanographique de Monaco and the Centre Scientifique de Monaco have each signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the AWI to promote cooperation in polar and marine research. AWI Director Antje Boetius signed the agreements today in Monaco. The aim is to promote common interests in environmental and earth system research. Through cooperation in research, logistics and scientific events, both institutions aim to make the best use of their resources.

Neumayer descendants visit the AWI

Group photo with four people. Archives can be seen in the foreground.
[02. February 2024]  AWI archivist Dr. Christian Salewski had a special encounter this week: Camilla-Louise Past and Julius-Alexander Past, the great-great-great-niece and great-great-great-nephew of Georg von Neumayer, the German polar explorer and namesake of the Neumayer III Antarctic station, visited the AWI Bremerhaven. They brought with them a documentary legacy, including a large-format portrait of Georg von Neumayer and a draft of a poem "Lob der Mathematik" from around 1847. The documents will now become part of the holdings of the Archive for German Polar Research.

"Climate Talks" in Paris

[Translate to English:] Empfang – Deutsch-Französische Zusammenarbeit im Indopazifik – Palais Beauharnais, Paris
[19. January 2024]  AWI Director Antje Boetius took part in the event "New perspectives for Franco-German cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region" in Paris yesterday. Together with Gerald Haug, President of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and Director at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, and Olivier Poivre d'Arvor, Ambassador for Polar and Marine Affairs at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she discussed ways of expanding cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, which is becoming increasingly strategically important for both countries.

Democracy. Diversity. Open-Mindedness.

[19. January 2024]  At Bremen’s scientific institutions, we work together on topics and issues that address the pressing problems of our time. With this in mind, we expressly distance ourselves from all forms of discrimination, exclusion, and xenophobia. These values are set out in a joint declaration of the Bremen research institutions united in the U Bremen Research Alliance and the State Rectors’ Conference.

„The Modern Arctic“

Event "The Modern Arctic" at the Nordic Embassies Berlin
[14. December 2023]  In Berlin, the AWI organized an event on "The Modern Arctic" in cooperation with the Nordic Embassies. The event showed that the Arctic is not only a remote and frozen wilderness, but also a region of dynamic innovation, modern cities and businesses. The Icelandic Ambassador María Erla Marelsdóttir opened the event. AWI Director Prof. Antje Boetius then introduced the topic. This was followed by a panel discussion with international guests.