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Roofing Ceremony

Roofing Ceremony at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Potsdam

Construction Work on Annexe Right on Schedule

[14. January 2016] 

The construction work on the new annexe of the AWI Potsdam (Telegrafenberg) is right on schedule. AWI's construction project manager Elke Meißner announced this good news at the official topping-out ceremony in Potsdam yesterday.


Helmholtz Association promotes business start-ups

Outsourcing of Helgoland lobster breeding is one of four selected projects

[13. January 2016] 

The Biological Institute Helgoland of the Alfred Wegner Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) has been breeding lobsters for years and has developed a special hatchery system. The animals and their habitats have been extensively investigated.

Weather Forecast

AWI snow buoys provide important weather information from the North Pole

The buoys had measured the unusual temperature rise in late December

[06. January 2016] 

When the temperatures at the North Pole went to just above zero degrees Celsius at the end of December, not only the relatively warm temperatures of this region were unusual. The availability of weather data is not for granted but owed to the use of snow buoys, operated by the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI).


AWI's Friends' Association honours permafrost researcher for extraordinary achievements

Members of the Friends' Association honour the best young scientist and the best scientific publication of the year

[17. December 2015] 

Permafrost researcher Dr Jens Strauss, AWI Potsdam, was awarded "Young Scientist 2015".  With this award the chairmen of the Friends' Association acknowledge the researcher's outstanding achievements in his dissertation. 

Climate Protection Conference COP21

This Agreement will initiate a Technology Shift

AWI climate scientist Hans-Otto Pörtner - Statement on the Paris Agreement

[14. December 2015] 

This agreement will initiate a technology change, which includes the increasing farewell to fossil fuels and the transition to sustainable management. With these words, AWI researcher Hans-Otto Pörtner commented on the conclusion of the first global climate protection agreement in Paris.