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Call for action against climate change

Ban Ki-moon visits AWI research base

UN General Secretary caught up on the latest development of climate change

AWIPEV-Stationsleiterin Kathrin Lang erklärt UN-Generalsekretär Ban Ki-moon die Sonde zur Messung von meteorologischen Daten. (Foto: Shadé Barka Martins)
[10. July 2015] 

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.

Discussion event in Potsdam

From science to policy

[29. June 2015] 

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.


AWI Directors Visit Siberian Partner Institutes

[26. June 2015] 

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.

Periglacial Researcher

Honour for Professor Hans-Wolfgang Hubberten

First non-Russian member of the Academy of Science of the Republic of Sakha

[26. June 2015] 

Professor Hans-Wolfgang Hubberten recently received an extraordinary honour for his past achievements and long years of promoting Russian-German scientific collaboration.

West Antarctica

Most comprehensive projections for the future revealed

International study which involved the AWI is published in The Cryosphere

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.