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Summit on clean energy

Treibeis, Packeis und Presseisrücken in der Arktis
[09. June 2023]  The “Germany-Iceland Clean Energy Summit” will be held in Berlin on June 12th. The summit brings together government officials, businesses and civil society groups from Iceland and Germany to discuss how international cooperation can be increased to achieve climate goals. Besides the German federal minister for economics and climate protection Robert Habeck, AWI director Antje Boetius will also take part in a discussion. She will speak about the future challenges and opportunities that will arise related to the climate. More information

New building for seawater circuits

Shell with topping out wreath
[07. June 2023]  Topping-out ceremony for the new AWI building for seawater circuits: The AWI has several distributed aquarium facilities in the Bremerhaven urban area. These will now be bundled together with a new building. The building, which will cover a good 1000 square meters, will contain three self-contained circulation systems, each with about 20 cubic meters of seawater. These reflect the Polar Sea, North Atlantic and North Sea habitats to be studied. Each circulation system can be individually tempered between -2 °C and +20 °C. Commissioning is planned for mid-2024.

International Symposium on Sea Ice

Group photo IGS
[07. June 2023]  More than 280 scientists from all over the world are meeting in Bremerhaven for the "International Symposium on Sea Ice". Their common goal is to exchange research methods and results on the topic of sea ice and snow in the Arctic and Antarctic. The conference will run until June 9. More info.

Antarctic Conference ATCM

AWI director during a presentation
[02. June 2023]  AWI Director Antje Boetius presented the international Antarctic program "Antarctica InSync" at this year's ATCM meeting in Helsinki: The project will study Antarctica year-round with international partners. The ATCM is the annual consultative meeting of the Antarctic Treaty States. At the conference, decisions are made by the treaty states for Antarctica, since this continent itself has no government.

Tara in Bremerhaven

Group photo below deck
[08. May 2023]  The research sailing vessel Tara of the French Tara Ocean Foundation has been in Bremerhaven since May 5. Currently, the ship is on the Tara EUROPA expedition. On this mission, the water along the coasts of Europe will be investigated. During the stopover in Bremerhaven, a team from AWI had the opportunity to take a look at the inside of the sailing ship with its three laboratories. The group around AWI director Antje Boetius took the opportunity to talk to the crew and to get to know the Tara Ocean Foundation.