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The fate of permafrost - soil that is frozen for 2 or more years - is of huge importance for the global climate because of the large amounts of organic carbon stored in it, which can be released into the atmosphere as these soils start to thaw.
AWI researcher Guido Grosse is part of an international research team exploring the accelerated thawing of permafrost in northern regions around the globe. For this purpose, a comment has now been published in Nature magazine.
At the German Norwegian Ocean Forum, experts discussed the topic of ‘sustainable oceans’. Impulse talks provided the basis for a professional exchange. AWI Director Antje Boetius moderated the event.
"Healthy planet, healthy people: Time to act!" AWI scientist Peter Lemke has been one of the lead authors in the Global Environment Outlook, a United Nations environmental report.
The selection committee of the Press-Club Hannover will honor Antje Boetius with the Leibniz RingHannover this year, honoring her scientific work as well as her communication skills.