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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

Award for excellent scientific dialogue

Photo of AWI Director Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius
[27. January 2023]  AWI Director Antje Boetius will receive the Ernst Ludwig Winnacker Award from the Bayer Foundation on January 30. The award recognizes scientists who contribute to the dialogue between science and society. The award ceremony will be followed by a panel discussion on the topic of "Science and society - a broken relationship?". In addition to Boetius, the panel will include Jeanne Rubner from the TU Munich and Patrick Cramer from the Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences.

Bettina Stark-Watzinger in Potsdam

v.l.n.r.: Apl. Prof. Dr. Bernhard Diekmann, Ministerin Dr. Bettina Stark-Watzinger, Prof. Dr. Ulrike Herzschuh, Prof. Dr. Julia Boike
[10. January 2023]  Yesterday, German Federal Research Minister Stark-Watzinger visited the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). She was joined by researchers from the German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) and the AWI research unit in Potsdam to talk to scientists about the need for CO2-neutral energy sources. The AWI was represented by Ulrike Herzschuh, Julia Boike and the head of the research unit Bernhard Diekmann.

Short film series „Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops“

Greta Thunberg / Fridays for Future
[14. December 2022]  The 5-part science documentary "Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops" explores how human activities trigger chain reactions, setting in motion processes that can no longer be stopped - from melting ice in the Arctic, to thawing permafrost. The goal is to use the short films to teach the next generation about the urgency of climate change. AWI has provided footage from the MOSAiC expedition for the series. It is available online and can be used for teaching purposes.