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World Oceans Day

AWI Director Antje Boetius advises United Nations initiative

New action platform for sustainable ocean business officially starts this Friday

[08. June 2018] 

The seas and oceans are climate machines, living and economic areas at the same time. They supply raw materials and food, serve as transport routes and recreational areas. But this space is also under threat: from littering and overfishing to global warming.


The German National Committee for Polar Research meets at GEOMAR

40 experts discuss the implementation of the Polar Research Agenda 2030

[24. May 2018] 

Anyone concerned with the development of the global climate, rising sea levels or changes in marine ecosystems must always keep the polar regions in mind. The Arctic and Antarctic, for example, play a central role in the system of global ocean currents, and the large but shrinking ice sheets are important factors in the Earth's radiation balance.

Knowledge Transfer

AWI Director Antje Boetius and Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek open tour of MS Wissenschaft

The Science Ship 2018 invites you into the 'Working Worlds of the Future'

[15. May 2018] 

The journey of 'MS Wissenschaft', which starts today in Berlin, will last four and a half months. Until October 9, the exhibition ship will be travelling through 34 cities in Germany. On the route, the ship stops at the AWI sites Bremerhaven and Potsdam.

Global Warming

New approach to global-warming projections could make regional estimates more precise

Computer models found to overestimate warming rate in some regions, underestimate it in others

[15. May 2018] 

A new method for projecting how the temperature will respond to human impacts supports the outlook for substantial global warming throughout this century – but also indicates that, in many regions, warming patterns are likely to vary significantly from those estimated by widely used computer models.

Marine Research

Official Symposium and Ship Christening in Kiel

Marine researchers at commemorative event in memory of the marine geologist Eugen Seibold

[14. May 2018] 

On 11 May 2018, a high-level symposium was held in Kiel in memory of Eugen Seibold, at which AWI Director Prof. Antje Boetius gave a keynote speech. Marine geologist Seibold has trained and shaped generations of marine researchers, and would have turned 100 this year. Following the symposium, a new research vessel was christened ‘Eugen Seibold’.