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Together with AWI researchers Ban Ki-moon launched a radio-sonde. He was impressed by the balloon and the technical possibilities. In front of the glacier he called for action against the climate change.
How communicate researchers their scientific knowledge? And how is it carried to policy makers? These were two of the questions that were discussed in one of the "Arctic Discussion Series" in Potsdam.
From 14 to 21 June 2015, for the first time the two AWI-directors Prof Karin Lochte and Dr Karsten Wurr visited Siberia. Their goal: to meet our local research partners in person and to support the continuing development and expansion of Russian-German scientific collaborations.
Professor Hans-Wolfgang Hubberten recently received an extraordinary honour for his past achievements and long years of promoting Russian-German scientific collaboration.
West Antarctica is one oft he fastest warming regions on Earth. An international team which involved the Alfred-Wegener-Institut researched which impacts the warming has. The new study is published in the current edition of The Cryosphere.