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Federal Cross of Merit for Karin Lochte

Appreciation for her outstanding professional and private engagement

[16. August 2017] 

AWI Director Prof. Dr. Karin Lochte has been awarded the Federal Cross of Merit on August 16 in Berlin. With this honor Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier appreciates the outstanding professional und private work of Karin Lochte.


Antarctic biologists meet in Belgium

Zwölftes biologisches Symposium von SCAR, dem Wissenschaftskomitee der Antarktisforschung

[10. July 2017] 

Antarctic scientists from all over the world meet in Leuven, Belgium, from July 10th to 14th. “Scale matters” is the overarching theme of the 12th biology symposium organized by SCAR, the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research. From the small molecular scale, through population and large ecosystem scale, biological processes and diversity span all these levels, and the contributions are accordingly variable.

Sea level

Falling sea level caused volcanos to overflow

A Team of international researches found new connections between the solid earth and the climate system

[06. July 2017] 

Throughout the last 800,000 years, Antarctic temperatures and atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations showed a similar evolution. However, this was different during the transition to the last ice age: approximately 80,000 years ago, temperature declined, while the carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere remained relatively stable.

"Meet the members"

German Association for Marine Technology at the AWI

Bremerhaven-based members of the Association visit the Research Institute

[20. June 2017] 

The Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) welcomed members of the Association for Marine Technology (GMT). The AWI is itself a member of the association for offshore and marine technology, which, among other things, is committed to the transfer of knowledge and technology between science and industry in the marine-maritime field.

International Cooperation

Memorandum of Understanding signed in China

Cooperation in Arctic and Antarctic Research

[31. May 2017] 

The Chinese Arctic and Antarctic Administration (CAA) and the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on their future cooperation.