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Climate History

From White to Blue

Rapid Sea-ice Retreat Triggers Abrupt Climate Change

Eisscholle in der Arktis
[10. November 2020] 

A new study by AWI researcher Henrik Sadatzki shows that widespread sea-ice retreat occurred within a period of 250 years or less and repeatedly triggered abrupt climate fluctuations during the last glacial.


[02. October 2020] 

The Alfred Wegener Institute comments on the latest reports in the media and social networks about alleged equality and diversity problems in connection with the MOSAiC expedition.


Taking aim at tiny threats

AWI experts offer recommendations on detecting microplastic

Beispiel einer Mikroplastikanalyse einer Prozessprobe in einem Klärwerk vor einer finalen Filtrationseinrichtung.
[21. September 2020] 

There are various methods for detecting microplastic in water and in other samples, but it’s often difficult to compare the results. An international team led by AWI-Scientists has now presented possible solutions.

Digital Leader Awards

Special Prize for "Digital Earth"

Helmholtz project awarded for innovative geo and environmental research

Ein Screenshot aus dem Digital Earth Viewer. In ihm können Simulations- und Messdaten geographisch und zeitlich interaktiv exploriert und verglichen werden.
[16. September 2020] 

Yesterday, the Helmholtz project "Digital Earth" for integrated geo-research was awarded the special prize for "Digital Science" of the "Digital Leader Awards" in the "Society" category. The companies NTT and IDG Business Media, together with other business partners, award these prizes across all sectors to projects and teams that drive the digital transformation.

Russian-German Cooperation

AWI Project Awarded as Top Research

Recognition for Russian-German polar research

Dr. Thomas Krumpen nimmt die Auszeichnung entgegen
[16. September 2020] 

The Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and its three Russian partners received an award in the category of top-level research for the QUARCCS project.