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An extraordinary guest

‘Astro-Alex’ visits the AWI

Astronaut Alexander Gerst pays a visit to his alma mater and exchanges notes with AWI researchers

[14. June 2019] 

Geophysicist and astronaut Alexander Gerst visited the AWI, where he gave an in-house talk on his work as ‘astro-Alex’ for ca. 200 members of staff and exchanged notes with AWI researchers.


On the glacier

German President and AWI Director visit Iceland

State visit focused on climate change, environmental protection and sustainable energy

[13. June 2019] 

Together with a group of climate experts, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited Iceland from 12 to 14 June. Antje Boetius accompanied the President at his request, in order to discuss global climate change and Germany’s contribution to climate protection.


International Exchange

First conference for research software in Germany with AWI participation

"In research, almost nothing is possible without software”

[11. June 2019] 

Conference for research software for the first time in Potsdam: About 200 guests from Germany and Europe participate in the expanded conference and networked within the German scientific landscape.


Arctic Symposium

Together for a sustainable Arctic

Passing of the Presidency of the Arctic Council to Iceland

[07. June 2019] 

In May 2019, the Chair of the Arctic Council was transferred from Finland to Iceland. To inform the German Arctic interested parties, the Arctic Office of the AWI, together with the Finnish and the Icelandic Embassy and the Foreign Office organized a symposium.


Aquaculture Research

Start of the project "AquaVitae"

Aquaculture on the spotlight in new EU funded project

[06. June 2019] 

New types, processes and products that contribute to increasing production and improving sustainability in aquaculture value chains in the Atlantic: their introduction is the goal of the EU-funded project "AquaVitae".


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