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How much is sea level going to rise?

Limit global warming to 1.5°C and halve the land ice contribution to sea level this century

A melt water river on the surface of the Russell glacier.
[05. May 2021] 

New research from a large international community of scientists predicts that sea level rise from the melting of ice could be halved this century if we meet the Paris Agreement target of limiting warming to 1.5°C.  

International online Workshop on Krill

Evaluating change in Antarctic krill population

[Translate to English:] Krilllarven unter dem Meereis des Weddellmeeres
[29. April 2021] 

The SCAR Krill Action Group, led by AWI biologist Prof. Bettina Meyer (SKAG), has an online meeting this week on: Evaluating change in Antarctic krill population.


Final Report of the High-Tech Forum 2019–2021

Innovationpolicy: High-Tech Forum points the way to greater participation, sustainability and implementation strength

The letters #HTF2021
[21. April 2021] 

The High-Tech Forum has published its key recommendations for the future innovation strategy in Germany. AWI director Antje Boetius is a member of the central committee that advises the Federal Government on implementing the High-Tech Strategy 2025 and contributed to the report on the results. The Forum urges promoting and demanding greater courage and implementation strength in the service of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Former Staff

Happy Birthday, Jörn Thiede!

Co-founder of German polar and marine research celebrates his 80th birthday

[Translate to English:] Prof. Dr. Jörn Thiede
[14. April 2021] 

The German polar and marine research community pays him high respect and tribute. Prof. Dr Jörn Thiede, founding director of today's GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and long-time director of the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven, celebrates his 80th birthday today.

Research Project North Sea Wrecks

Sunken ammunition: danger with long-term effects

Sampling in the North Sea with RV Heincke

[Translate to English:] Granaten
[12. April 2021] 

The research team of the "North Sea Wrecks" project collected samples around the wreck of the warship SMS MAINZ off Helgoland. They will be used to investigate the extent to which the ship from the First World War, which was sunk together with its ammunition, secretes toxic substances.