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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".

EU Project

The Epic search for oldest ice in Antarctica is starting

Reconnaissance phase of EU Project Beyond EPICA - Oldest Ice officially starts

[06. June 2019] 

On 1 June 2019 the European Beyond EPICA Oldest Ice Core project started with the aim of drilling for and recovering ice from up to 1.5 Million years ago in Antarctica. The previous EPICA project recovered ice from 800,000 years ago. Now scientists want to go BEYOND that.


Pressure from the deep sea

International deep-sea researchers formulate requirements for the conservation of biodiversity

[05. June 2019] 

Deep-sea taxonomy: this was the theme of a workshop in which 27 scientists from 12 countries discussed the future direction of their field of specialization, including AWI scientist Melissa Käß.