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How did events like the plague affect the economy of medieval Europe? Lead particles deeply trapped in the Arctic ice can now shed some light on this: AWI scientists have now studied these lead contaminants using ice cores.
Sixteen young scientists from nine countries have come to AWI Heligoland for eleven days to attend the Coastal Summer School. The aim is to deepen their knowledge of phytoplankton research in coastal waters.
Arranging work and family life is a high priority at the AWI. This is also proven by the repeated awarding of the berufundfamilie Service GmbH audit certificate, which has now been presented to the AWI Family Office for the fifth time in succession.
Geophysicist and astronaut Alexander Gerst visited the AWI, where he gave an in-house talk on his work as ‘astro-Alex’ for ca. 200 members of staff and exchanged notes with AWI researchers.
Together with a group of climate experts, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited Iceland from 12 to 14 June. Antje Boetius accompanied the President at his request, in order to discuss global climate change and Germany’s contribution to climate protection.