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AWI Director as a lecturer in Beijing

Conference series "Science for Future" starts

[09. September 2019] 

The National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Chinese Academy of Sciences organize the conference series "Science for Future". Antje Boetius gives a lecture: "On the Changing Arctic Ocean".

HGF MPG Joint Research Group for Deep-Sea Ecology and Technology

All-in-one: New microbe degrades oil to gas

Microscopy suggests that the recently discovered microbe Methanoliparia produces methane from crude oil all by themselves

[20. August 2019] 

The tiny organisms cling to oil droplets and perform a great feat: As a single organism, they may produce methane from oil. Scientists from Joint Re­search Group for Deep-Sea Eco­logy and Tech­no­logy have now found cells of this microbe in oil reservoirs worldwide.


Stardust in the Antarctica

Iron-60 discovered in Antarctic snow samples

[16. August 2019] 

The rare isotope iron-60 is produced by huge star explosions. Only a small proportion comes from remote stars. Researchers have now discovered iron-60 in the Antarctic for the first time. They have been able to draw spectacular conclusions from their findings.


AWI Director honoured

Antje Boetius receives the Robert L. and Bettie P. Cody Award in Ocean Sciences

[30. July 2019] 

The Cody Award recognizes outstanding scientific achievement. It is presented by Scripps Institution of Oceanography to a scientist who has made significant contributions to his or her field of science specialty. AWI Director Antje Boetius now receives the award. 

Climate Change

Climate targets for 2030: Avenues to a sustainable reduction in CO2 emissions

Immediate climate protection measures that are socially acceptable and foster innovation

[24. July 2019] 

The climate targets for 2030: in an ad hoc statement, experts outline means of achieving a sustainable reduction in CO2emissions. As speaker of the working group that prepared the statement, AWI Director Antje Boetius co-released it.